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SouthWest Funga Fest 2023

Bring the community together Under the Power & Wisdom of Fungi Early bird tickets Now Available  Stay Shroomed!!

Funga Fest

July 27-30 2023
Velarde, NM

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Are you a mushroom lover?? Immerse yourself in the ultimate fungal adventure at Southwest Funga Fest 2023! 🔥 Discover an unforgettable experience packed with immersive classes, hands-on  workshops, guided  mushroom forays, keynote speakers, interactive panel discussions, locally sourced food, live entertainment, and MUSH more!

Southwest Funga Fest is an eco-conscious, educational, community-oriented festival focused on mycology - the study of fungi and mushrooms, citizen science, fungal preservation, ethical foraging, earth stewardship, microscopy, permaculture principles/ethics, the soil food web and natural farming. 🍄 🌱 Join us July 27-30 in the magical community of Velarde, New Mexico, halfway between Santa Fe and Taos.

We will start every day with best practices including yoga, qigong, drumming and breathwork, and after full days of discovery, we will wind down with live music, dancing, and other entertainment. All this with a concentration on healing, ancestral knowledge, art, and sharing! We will also have a one-of-a-kind Kids Village called the “SPORESOURCE” filled with activities for our youth.

Surrounded by public lands on a gentle stretch of the Rio Grande, we can’t wait to gather with our community and share world-class education for all ages to foster a healthier Mother Earth for the next forever generations. 🌎


DATE: July 27-30, 2023, Thursday-Sunday

What does a full festival ticket include?

🍽️ Food & Camping: Savor locally sourced foods with six meal vouchers from UmeNature Foods. Your ticket includes a scenic campsite along the picturesque Rio Grande River!
🍄 Classes: Expand your knowledge with 30+ captivating classes led by top mycology experts and permaculture teachers. Topics include mushroom cultivation, cooking demonstrations, dryland farming, and more!
🔬 Workshops & Citizen Science Lab: Engage in hands-on, small-group workshops led by renowned teachers, and explore our "Grey Area" Community-Oriented Citizen Science Lab! Delve into microscopes, DNA sequencing of mushrooms, fungal preservation, and other fascinating activities.
🌿 Guided Mushroom Foray: Embark on an ethical foray and connect with fellow mycophiles amid Northern New Mexico's breathtaking beauty. Your ticket includes one guided foray, unveiling fungally diverse wonders.
🎤 Keynote Speakers/Live Panel Discussions: Experience world-class education through captivating talks and interactive panel discussions with renowned experts.
☀️ Morning Best Practices: Start your day with invigorating morning classes such as yoga, qigong, breathwork, and guided meditation. Feel grounded, centered, and ready for adventure!
🎵 Nightly Entertainment: After a day of learning, let loose and dance to live music at our outdoor stage. Alternatively, unwind by the tranquil Rio Grande River or gather around the campfire.
📚 Community Connections: Explore the SWFF Library & Trade Circle, sharing books and connecting with like-minded individuals making a positive difference in their communities.

We are  using the Green Bottle Sliding Scale payment method! 💚 Our goal is to make our festival more accessible and affordable for all attendees. This approach offers three price options based on your financial circumstances. 💰 We encourage you to assess your financial situation and choose the price that feels fair and within your means.
Day Pass Ticket: $123
4-Day Pass - Full Ticket:
Green Bottle 1: $222
Green Bottle 2: $262
Green Bottle 3: $303

Email us: southwestfungafest@gmail.com

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Thank you for your interest in volunteering at Southwest Funga Fest! 🍄

We have currently filled all of our volunteer positions. However, you can still fill out the form and you will be added to a cancellation list and considered for the next event!

Fill out Volunteer Form

SWFF is a collaborative festival with extensive planning and effort.
We greatly appreciate our community support!
We are here to learn from one another and as always, be BETTER TOGETHER!
For any questions please Email us at: southwestfungafest@gmail.com

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UmeNature Foods

Food included in Full Festival Entry (4 Day Pass)! 😋
(6 Meal Vouchers per Ticket)

In a joint collaboration with Rafiki Gershom of UmeNature Foods, Southwest Funga Fest is proud to offer a comprehensive festival experience featuring an array of high-quality, gluten-free, and vegan food options, sourcing what we can from local New Mexico farms.

We HIGHLY RECOMMEND participation in our nutritionally dense, community conscious kitchen. When purchasing a full festival pass you are allowed a total of 3 lunches and 3 dinners.
Thursday 27th - Dinner; Friday 28th - Lunch, Dinner; Saturday 29th - Lunch, Dinner; Sunday 30th - Lunch 🍽️ 😋

We welcome and greatly appreciate any sponsorship or food-based donations to support our festival. Rest assured that your contributions to our community will be acknowledged and celebrated. Please don't hesitate to contact us for further information on how to get involved.

Email us: southwestfungafest@gmail.com

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Speakers & Teachers

Learn from the best at Southwest Funga Fest! 🙌

We have an incredible lineup of Mycologists, Educators, Entrepreneurs, Soil Scientists, Artists, and Musicians teaching classes, leading workshops, and mush more!

Keynote Speakers: William Padilla-Brown, Matt Powers, Rayne Grant

National: Alan Rockefeller, Mark Haberstroh, Mandie Quark

International: Peter "Pan" Suckow

Southwest Region: Jesse Boudreau, Julian Scanlon, David Augustyniak, Angel Schatz, Chad Harris, Joaquin Orozco, Don Mamali, Ximena Zamacoma, Coakee William Wildcat, Hernan Castro, Greg Havran, Marisa De Baca,  Clarissa Arana, and MORE TO COME!

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Kids Village


Guess what? We haven't forgotten about the little ones! 🌱  Southwest Funga Fest is a family-friendly festival with its own unique space for kids, called the “SPORESOURCE.”

The SPORESOURCE is a dedicated space exclusively for kids age 11 and younger. It's a safe, enriching, and fun zone where your children can have a blast while you enjoy the festivities.

Operating from 8am to 8pm on festival days, the SPORESOURCE ensures your kids' safety with our dedicated staff. We've gathered a team of experts—mycologists, teachers, artists, and musicians—to provide incredible activities and entertainment.

Get ready for hands-on culinary experiences in the kids' kitchen, nature walks to explore the wonders of the surroundings, and drumming sessions for rhythmic joy!

The SPORESOURCE evenings are filled with captivating performances, from magical storytelling to energetic music acts. Mark your calendars for July 27-30 and let your kids experience the wonder and joy of the SPORESOURCE at Southwest Funga Fest. They'll be in good hands, enjoying activities that entertain, educate, and inspire. Don't miss this incredible opportunity for a memorable family experience!

"May the Spores be with YOU!"

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Frequently Asked Questions

Where is the festival being held?

This July 27-30, Southwest Funga Fest will be held on a beautiful multi-acre property in Velarde, New Mexico, on a gentle stretch of the Rio Grande River!

The property is 50 minutes (36 miles) from Taos Plaza; 55 minutes (40 miles) from Santa Fe Plaza; 1 hour 45 minutes (103 miles) from downtown Albuquerque; 45 minutes (33 miles) from Los Alamos.

We will send specific directions to all attendees.

Is this a camping event?

Full festival tickets include a scenic campsite along the picturesque Rio Grande River! There will be two general open primitive camping areas available with individual sites, and plenty of space for everyone.

Most campers will need to park their car and walk a short distance to their campsite. Car camping is limited and alloted on a first come, first served basis. Converted vans are allowed in the car camping area. RVs are not permitted in car camping.

Due to arid summer conditions, there will be absolutely ZERO open fires allowed at campsites. However, we will host a community fire for people to gather in the evenings!

How far is this from the nearest airport?

The property is about 2 hours from the Albuquerque International Sunport.

Is there food included in the festival ticket?

YES! 😋 A Full Festival ticket includes 6 meal vouchers. Your lunches and dinners will be covered; just pack breakfast and snacks! Find more info on our "Food" tab.

Are children allowed at the festival?

Absolutely! We encourage kids to attend Southwest Funga Fest as they are our future 🌎 We have a specific Kids Village called the SPORESOURCE. Find more info on our "Kids Village" tab.

Are dogs allowed at the festival?

We love furry friends, but are not able to allow dogs at Southwest Funga Fest. Thank you for understanding and please make other arrangements for your pets!

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