NAMA Annual and Regional Forays

NAMA Shenandoah Foray 2016
September 8-11, 2015 | Front Royal, VA


Shenandoah Foray located in the unique environment of the bio-regions of the Blue Ridge Mountains and the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia. We will be stationed at the Northern Virginia 4-H Center in Front Royal. More details coming soon.

NAMA Wildacres Regional Foray
August 18-21, 2016 | Wildacres Retreat, NC

The 2016 Wildacres Foray will be held Cost will be $240 per person, double occupancy. Wildacres Retreat located just off the Blue Ridge Parkway near Little Switzerland, not to far from Spruce Pine, North Carolina. Wildacres is renowned for the identification of new species to the foray and to the identification of new species to the mushroom kingdom. Limited to 40 people. More details will follow.

Note: NAMA membership is required to attend annual and regional forays.

Other Regional Forays, Workshops, and Events

All California Club Foray
January 22–24, 2016 | Albion Field Station

Please join us for the Seventh Biannual All California Club Foray (ACCF). This event is geared to those interested in hands-on learning about mushroom identification and the incredible diversity we find in fungal communities. Chief mycologist will be Judy Roger,  member of the Oregon Mycological Society, former NAMA Executive Secretary, and a founding member of the Pacific Northwest Key Council. This entertaining and educational event includes catered meals, comfy lodging, and mushroom hunts in the bountiful Jackson Demonstration State Forest near Mendocino. This foray is open to any current member of a California mushroom club and NAMA members. The cost is $185 per person. For more information, follow this link...  

NEMF 40th Annual Foray
July 28–31, 2016 | Fitchburg, MA

The 40th NEMF (Northeast Mycological Federation) Annual Sam Ristich Foray will be held at Fitchburg State University in central Massachusetts close to the New Hampshire border. Chief mycologist will be David Hibbitt of Clark University. Further details and registration will be available soon at Hosted by the Boston Mycological Club.

Annual COMA Clark Rogerson Foray
September-22-25 , 2016 | Copake, NY

The 37th Clark Rogerson Foray will once again be held at Berkshire Hills Eisenberg Camp, which features 640 wooded acres and many nearby parks. Our chief mycologist will be Alan Bessette, author of North American Boletes: A Color Guide To the Fleshy Pored Mushrooms; Waxcap Mushrooms of Eastern North America, and many other books about mushrooms. Check for updates and registration online at

17th International Fungi & Fibre Symposium
October 17-22, 2016 | Madeira Park, British Columbia

Mark your calendars now: October 17-22, 2016. Mushroom dyers from all over the world will be gathering in Madeira Park, British Columbia, Canada, to spend a week discovering (or rediscovering) the magic of mushroom colours. More information and registration will be available in early 2016. Check here for details.

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