27 Aug 2010
Mushroom soup, mushroom goulash, stuffed mushrooms, tempura mushrooms, mushrooms sautee, grilled mushrooms, baked mushrooms...boletes, chanterelles, puffballs, parasols, shaggy manes, morels....
If all this talk of mushrooms is sounding familiar, then like me, you probably live in Telluride and have been surviving on a diet of fungi for the past few weeks! This year has been one of Telluride's most bountiful mushrooms harvests. Avid shroom hunters have been sliding off into the woods to their secret stashes, returning with backpacks full of fungal delights. Culinary competition has sky rocketed, as friends gather to enjoy the tasty delights of their triumphant find's together. This weekend, Telluride celebrates mushrooms of all shapes, sizes, textures and tastes. There is a mushroom parade, as well as guest speakers and mushroom classes around town all weekend.
Telluride Mushroom Festival
Friday, Registration at the Galaxy, 8-8:30am
Passes available for a weekend full of forays and educational
classes for the Telluride Mushroom Festival
Saturday, 5:30pm Mushroom Festival Parade
This weekend is also a huge SALE weekend, with the Telluride Sports Blizzard sale and the BootDoctors Buzzard sales taking place in the village core. Enjoy huge discounts on all last seasons winter goodies including skis, boots, jackets, base layers and much much more:
Telluride Sports Blizzard Sale
August 27?August 30 9am-5pm save 30-70% off all skis, boards,
boots, bindings and apparel plus kids, footwear and demo skis.
Saturday and Sunday will feature live music, free raffle for thousands
of dollars worth of prized including 2 season ski passes,
Angel Baskets School Supply Drive and a TSSC Bake Sale.
Bootdoctors Buzzard Sale
August 27?August 30 All winter gear and summer clothing are 30
to 70% off. Save $40 on footbeds even with the purchase of sale
boots. Plus fall hiking boots and all summer shoes on sale. Drawings
daily for great stuff at 12:30 and 5:30. Must be present to win.
Grand Prize: choice of a pair of NEW Volkl skis
For a full list of everything happening in the Telluride & Mountain Village area this week, visit the Telluride Visitors Center website.