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Tenderfoot Learning Lab is a beautiful place that provides healthy habitats of mixed mesophytic forests. Throughout the three miles of hiking trails you can expect to see a variety of tree species, including pine, white pine, red and white oaks, poplar, red maple, sassafras, beech, and some hemlocks and sycamores in the ravines. The Fall Fungi Festival provides an excellent display of a thriving Appalachian Ohio forest.

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Vendor spots available for nature inspired artists! Artists are able to choose from five time slots that are available throughout the weekend. No entry fee, just pay 10% of all sales. Vendors receive a Free Weekend Pass, a $50 dollar value. Register by emailing us at

This two-day one-night event will include inoculation workshops, guided hikes with mushroom experts, fungus forays, family programming, dehydration workshops, live music, camping and more! 

This is a space that is inclusive and encouraging for all folks to learn more about fungi and deepen their sense of place in Appalachia Ohio. They will come to learn about mushrooms and they will stay for the friendship that they find amongst each other.

Weekend Itinerary



  • 9-11 a.m. Check in and tent set up

  • 11:15 a.m. - Noon Straw bed/Wood chip bed Inoculation Workshop

  • 11am-12:00pm Family Program

  • 1:30pm-4pm Field Trip to Soulshine Acres for Inoculation Workshop and Farm tour

  • 1pm-2:30pm Guided Mushroom Hike with Martha Bishop

  • 2:30pm-4pm Family Programing 

  • 2:30pm-4pm Mushbloom Gardens: From Forest to Lab Fungi Workshop

  • 4pm-5pm Live Music by Megan Bee

  • 6:30pm-7:30pm Colin Richards’ Spare Change

  • 7:30pm-9:30pm Guided Night Hike with Mushbloom Gardens 


  • 8am - 9am Breakfast Cooking Station on an Open Fire

  • 9:30am-11:00am Guided Mushroom Hike with Joe Brehm

  • 11am-12:30 Locally Sourced Mushroom Cooking Demo. 

  • 11am-Noon Family program

  • 1pm-2pm Guided Mushroom Hike with Homer Elliott

  • 2pm Goodbyes and Packing up

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