Indulge in a culinary adventure at the Big Sur Foragers Festival Fungus Face Off Saturday, January 20th! Tickets on sale now for this one-of-a-kind event benefiting the Big Sur Health Center. Don't miss out – secure your spot for a day of delectable delights and fine wines. #ForagersFestival #FungusFaceOff #BigSurCulinaryAdventure

Foragers Festival 2024 Offering Four “Wild Foraging Walk and Talk” Hikes

Big Sur Foragers Festival 2024 will bring back its popular “Wild Foraging Walk and Talk” mushroom hikes, this time doubling the number of hikes to four over two days, Jan. 20-21, 2024. Hikers will meet at 9:30 a.m. Saturday and Sunday, Jan. 20-21, at The Big Sur Lodge at Pfeiffer Big Sur State Park for a talk and displays of wild mushrooms, then set off on two guided hikes of 30 people each with mushroom experts. There will be four hikes of 30 people each, two each day, for a total of 120 hikers. Cost is $75per hiker. Talks will be held by Lisa Haas and Maryia Crabbe, who also put together the display of various wild mushrooms. Hikes will be led by Mark Gillespie, Anthony Gerbino, Todd Marcellini Spanier, and Phil Carpenter. The 2024 Foragers Festival will again benefit the Big Sur Health Center. For information and tickets, go to:

Tickets now on sale at

This Fungus Faceoff is proud to feature food and libations from

  • The Pocket

  • Ventana

  • Sammichd

  • Big Sur Bakery

  • Wild Plum

  • Fernwood

  • Coast Big Sur

  • Sierra Mar

  • River Inn

  • Solstice Big Sur

  • The Big Sur Lodge

  • Kin and Kitchen

  • Morgan Winery

  • Talbott

  • CRU Winery

  • Bernardus

  • Cordant Winery

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A heartfelt thank you!

To Edible Monterey Bay for being our exclusive media partner for the Big Sur Foragers Festival. Your support and partnership contribute immensely to the success of this wonderful event. 🌿🍽️ #EdibleMontereyBay #BigSurForagersFestival #Gratitude

Partner with us!

Wineries, Chefs, Restaurants and other Vendors are invited to partner with the Foragers Festival! Please click below and fill our partnership form.


The event has traditionally served as a fundraiser for the Big Sur Health Center. The community’s non-profit health center will receive the proceeds from the foraging events to continue to support the presence of local health care services in the Big Sur area.

The four-day festival affords Big Sur area restaurants the opportunity to host the culinary expertise of notable chefs who will be preparing unique fare ranging from rustic to elegant, paired alongside the central coast region’s amazing selection of wine and beer.

Join Us

January 19 – 21, 2024
at Big Sur Foragers Festival
46896 Highway One
Big Sur, CA 93920

Thank You!

To all of our sponsors, donors and volunteers who make this even possible!