NAMA Annual and Regional Forays

Wildacres Regional Foray
September 26-29, 2019 | Wildacres Retreat, North Carolina

Wildacres Retreat, located just off the Blue Ridge Parkway near Little Switzerland, North Carolina, is renowned for the identification of new species to the foray, each year, and to the identification of new species to the mushroom kingdom. As an attendee, you will have the opportunity to search for fungi along the creek sides of Armstrong Creek, Linville Falls, and Crab Tree Falls, in the highlands of Mount Mitchell, and in many other areas along the beautiful Blue Ridge Parkway. Dr. Brandon Matheny returns as our chief mycologist for this year.  To learn more about this event, click here.

Registration is nearly full.  Before sending form, contact registrar Glenda O'Neal, by email:, or by phone (423) 863-2742.

Other Regional Forays, Workshops, and Events

19th Annual Gary Lincoff Foray
September 21, 2019 | North Park (Pittsburgh) Pennsylvania

The Gary Lincoff Memorial Foray will be held on Saturday, September 21 with walks, presentations, auction, book signing, sales, table-walk, and a mushroom feast.

Guided morning walks and self-guided afternoon mushroom walks; Mushroom Walks are planned for North Park and in other woodlands nearby.   Lectures by guest speakers: Adam Haritan and Bill Russell. For more information, visit the Western Pennsylvania Mushroom Club.

2019 Charles Horton Peck Foray
September 27-29, 2019 | YMCA Greenkill Retreat Center, Huguenot, NY

The New York Mycological Society is hosting this year’s Foray at the meeting place of New York, New Jersey and Pennsylvania, Huguenot, NY near Port Jervis. This location puts us near good mushrooming areas within an easy commute. We’ll be lodged in one of the YMCA’s basic dorms. There are four rooms sleeping 12 people each in upper and lower bunk beds. This arrangement will enable us to group women and men in separate rooms and have a room for couples. Four shared bathrooms serve the dorm. You can bring your own bed linens & towels or order a set for the weekend for $15.00 per person. We will have two rooms in the Mary French Rockefeller Building available as classroom and mushroom display areas. We will also have a room in the Dining Hall for meetings.

Camping is allowed on the campus but they are located some distance from the main dorm, facility & dining buildings. Please ask for details. For further information: call Paul Sadowski 212-675-1630 or e-mail Paul Sadowski

Wild Rivers Mushroom Festival
November 2-3, 2019 | Brookings, Oregon

Promising to be better than ever, this fungi-filled festival - once again the first weekend in November (Saturday and Sunday, 10am to 4pm both days) at the Chetco Activity Center (550 Chetco Lane, Brookings, Oregon) - offers lots of different ways to celebrate the fascinating world of wild fungi. Center stage is the breathtaking wild mushrooms display, showcasing over 200 local varieties – all collected within 50 miles of Brookings. For more information, visit the festival website.

Note: These events are sponsored by NAMA affiliated clubs and listed as a courtesy to our members.