Utah’s First-Ever Mushroom Festival Kicks Off Friday

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SALT LAKE CITY (ABC4) — This weekend, Utah’s first-ever Mushroom Festival kicks off — with speakers from across the country.

On May 13 at 7:00 p.m., researchers, mycologists and activists will gather at 425 North 400 West for an intimate and private event that will educate attendees about the world of psychedelic medicine.

There will also be a screening of the documentary Psychedelia: The History and Science of Mystical Experience. The evening will conclude with a panel discussion showcasing the professional knowledge of Utah Fungi Festival counselors.

The event will include special appearances from William Gross, director of mycology for the California Psilocybin Decriminalization Initiative, Alan Rockefeller, mushroom identification specialist, biohacker and photographer, Seth Warner, educator and community organizer with the San Francisco Psychedelic Society , and Jme Bonfiglio, Owner, Founder and Formulator at WholeSun Wellness, Psilocybin Researcher.

Mountain West Cider will provide alcohol available for purchase, while a variety of food trucks will cater to every palette.

All entrants must be 21 or older to participate. Tickets are $75 on the event website.

On Saturday, May 14, the event moves to the Mountain America Exposition Center and begins at 10 a.m.

According to the website:Join us for a full day of mushroom identification, cultivation, medicinal benefits, psilocybin, mycoremediation, and more. All ages are welcome!

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