If you love mushrooms, grilled, sauted, roasted, poached, steamed, braised, or just used as ingredients in a variety of  dishes or sauces, you’ll want to be in McCloud this coming weekend.

If you love mushrooms, grilled, sauted, roasted, poached, steamed, braised, or just used as ingredients in a variety of  dishes or sauces, you’ll want to be in McCloud this coming weekend.

The 7th Annual Mushroom, Wine and Music Faire features two days of live music, a mushroom seminar, a mushroom hunt, a mushroom information video and display provided by the US Forest Service, and vendor booths with specialty items and natural products.

Franco Vassallo, founder of PanExotic Wild Edibles,  and Todd Spanier, known as “King of Mushrooms,” will return with other chefs to cook up their favorite mushroom recipes.

Vendors will offer  wine tasting, refreshments, locally grown food products, honey, raw chocolates, olives, and crafts.

Mendocino Mushroom Co. founder Eric Schramm,  will be sponsoring Mushroom Hunt. He will pay $100 cash to the lucky finder of the biggest Morel and Bolete mushrooms. He will also hold a free seminar on mushrooms Saturday and Sunday afternoons in the McCloud Mercantile building.

Nine local bands of the Siskiyou Blues Society will play live blues, gospel, rock, bluegrass and country music throughout the two-day event.

Event hours are from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

The weekend includes mushroom vendors, wine tasting, special mushroom delicacies, cooking demonstrations, seminars and educational booths on mushroom harvesting. There are also games, prizes, and live music all day by talented local musicians.

Live music schedule
Saturday, May 28
11:30 Manuel Mora
12:15 Jimmy Limo
1:30 As Is Band
2:15 Paul Beck & Friend
3:00 Ron Lovelace Band
4:30 Dave Amour Band
Sunday May 29
11:30 Knight Starr
12:30 Chick Music
3:00 Wild Blues Yonder
5:00 The Lottery

A jam is scheduled for Saturday night after-hours at the American Legion Hall.

For more information call 964-3113 or 964-2558.

Check in at the Chamber booth for other information and schedules.

The 7th Annual McCloud Mushroom, Wine & Music Faire is sponsored by the McCloud Chamber of Commerce.