A weekend of mushrooms, music, drink and more in McCloud

Staff Writer
Mount Shasta Herald
The 11th annual McCloud Mushroom Music and Wine Festival is scheduled for May 23 and 24, 2015 in downtown McCloud, Calif.

The 11th annual McCloud Mushroom Music and Wine Festival is scheduled for Saturday and Sunday, May 23 and 24 on Main Street in McCloud.

Vendors will sell mushrooms and locally grown food products, artisan crafts and local ales. There will also be a number of food vendors.

This year, workshops will be offered on both days. Music will begin at noon to 6 p.m. both days.


• “Family fun with Clay Dance Studio” – Offered all day. Join Noam Zimin for an hour and a half of family fun exploring and learning the many ways you can create with clay. Pinch pots, coiling and slabs. Cost: $10 per family, up to four people. Sign up at the McCloud Chamber booth.

• 11 a.m. – Join “Mushroom King” Eric Schramm at the Mercantile Great Hall to learn from his 35 year experience about mushroom foraging and identification. A $100 prize will be given for the largest morel and boletus.

• 1 to 4 p.m. – Meet the folks from Bugs R Us for great family fun. Learn about insects from around the world; with some live creepy crawlies to see and touch.

• 1 p.m. – Join Ohlone Institute herbalist Mariah at the Mercantile Great Hall to learn about medicinal mushrooms. Cost is $5, sign up at the McCloud Chamber booth.


A four-course gourmet mushroom dinner prepared by executive chef Maurice Dissels will be served Saturday at 6 p.m. at the Mercantile Great Hall. A no-host bar will be available.

For the full menu visit the McCloud Chamber of Commerce Facebook page.

For ticket information or reservations call the Mercantile at 530-859-2634. Seating is limited for dinner.


Music will be provided by Blue Relish, Sundown Poachers, Alison & Victor, Ron Lovelace, and Matthew Songmaker.

McCloud High School, College of the Siskiyous Jazz Acappella, and McCloud Elementary taiko drumming will also lend their talents.

Check McCloud Chamber and McCloud Mushroom Festival Facebook pages for updated music schedules.

For more information about the festival call Darlene at 530-859-2634; or the McCloud Chamber at 530-964-3113.