Thats because the fest which is happens today (Aug. 7) through Sunday (Aug. 10) is all about the fungus you can eat, not the kind on peoples feet.
Event spokeswoman Ann Marie Meldrum says the festival honors a humungus fungus that was discovered growing in the town back in the 1980s.
It covers about 38 acres of the area and is believed to be the largest and oldest living organism in the world.
The famous fungi isnt poisonous, but Meldrum admits that tourists are often disappointed when they find out they cant actually eat the main attraction, because its mostly underground.
However, this hasnt stopped the mushroom madness, and festival attendees will have the opportunity to sample such delicacies as Fungus Fudge among dozens of other shroom dishes.
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