This annual three-day event celebrates the Cordova region’s abundant crop of wild mushrooms with classes, art and handcraft sessions, expert talks, kid’s activities and daily-guided trips into the rain forest foothills and the Copper River Delta. Held the second weekend in September, it’s really Cordova’s version of a harvest festival, with the larger focus on gathering all manner of fungi, berries and wild foods, as well as the community’s all-important salmon catch.

Aimed at people who yearn to meander through the (sometimes soggy) September forest in search of goodies, the organizers invite participants to bring baskets, mushroom knives, notepads, cameras—and rain gear. Climaxed with a harvest feast.

Getting There

601 1st St
Cordova, AK 99574

Event is hosted at the Cordova Center.

Cordova is on Orca Inlet on in the southeastern corner of Prince William Sound, about 150 miles from Anchorage and 50 miles from Valdez (about 85 miles by water.) Currently most people book an airline flight from Anchorage. The Alaska Marine Highway System sometimes offers limited ferry service to Cordova from Whittier, Valdez and other ports. In 2020, sailings are scheduled several times a week between July and September

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Prices & Dates

Festival Dates September 11 – 13, 2020

Cordova Fungus Festival