Telluride Mushroom Festival: Presenting Sponsor, Mydecine & Covid Update!

Telluride Mushroom Festival: Presenting Sponsor, Mydecine & Covid Update!

The Telluride Mushroom Festival is embarking on its 41st year of celebrating “all things fungi” and pleased to announce Mydecine Innovations Group as its presenting sponsor. 

To purchase full Festival passes and special event tickets (going on sale July 1, 2021) for the 41st Annual Telluride Mushroom Festival– Aug. 18-22, 2021 – visit the eventbrite website.

For details on the weekend schedule, go here.

For more information on Mydecine Innovations Group, visit here.

Mydecine is an emerging biotech and life sciences company dedicated to developing and commercializing innovative solutions for treating mental health problems and enhancing vitality. The company’s world-renowned medical and scientific advisory board is building out a robust R&D pipeline of nature-sourced psychedelic-assisted therapeutics, novel compounds, therapy protocols, and unique delivery systems.

Mydecine has exclusive access to a full cGMP-certified pharmaceutical manufacturing facility with the ability to import/export, cultivate, extract/isolate, and analyze active mushroom compounds with full government approval through Health Canada. Mydecine also operates out of a state-of-the-art mycology lab in Denver, CO to focus on genetic research for scaling commercial cultivation of rare (non-psychedelic) medicinal mushrooms.

In the rapidly growing realm of utilizing mushrooms for medicinal use and scientific research, the timing of this partnership with local non-profit, Telluride Institute, and support for the Telluride Mushroom Festival, comes at no better time than a year after the pandemic brought so much connectivity to a halt. Telluride Mushroom Festival organizers are thrilled to bring the festival back to a predominantly in-person format (virtual/hybrid options are available) with the overarching theme being RECONNECTING.

“Mydecine Innovations Group is a natural fit for the Telluride Mushroom Festival, and we are excited to share their enthusiasm for the future of mycology with the community,” said Tucker Szymkowicz, Telluride Institute’s Executive Director.

As presenting sponsor of the Telluride Mushroom Festival, Mydecine will partner exclusively with Telluride Institute to offer festival support, free live music, a few expert presenters, and a film night for the world-premiere of “Psychedelia,’ a 60-minute documentary about psychedelic drugs and their ability to induce mystical experiences. The doc features leading experts in the field and first-person accounts from patients with end-of-life anxiety and focuses on the potential impact psychedelics hold for humanity

At the heart of Mydecine’s core philosophy is that psychedelic-assisted psychotherapy will continue to gain acceptance in the medical community with many of the world’s best-accredited research organizations demonstrating its remarkable clinical effectiveness.

Mydecine recognizes the responsibility associated with psychedelic-assisted therapy and will continue to position itself as a long-term leader across the spectrum of clinical trials, research, technology, and global supply.

Mydecine has also successfully completed multiple acquisitions since its inception.

“Mydecine is very proud to have teamed up with the incredibly smart and hardworking people behind the festival. We are beyond grateful to have been accepted within the ever-growing mushroom community and be the presenting sponsor for the 41st year. We could not think of a better event that directly correlates with our company’s core values, passion, and culture within the world of fungi. Our team of myconauts can’t wait to show up see all of the attendees from around the world while representing our ongoing efforts around research, education, and community building that is constantly being developed,” said Damon Michaels, Mydecine’s co-founder and COO.

As always, the Telluride Mushroom Festival will kick-off with pre-festival special events, dinners and workshops, and as well as the longstanding Myco-Beer Launch Party (new this year with the Mydecine sponsored live music featuring members of Thievery corporation, Phil Lesh and Friends and The Big Wu) on Wednesday at 8pm at the SHOW Bar, August 18th.

Thursday through Sunday will kick-off with the official in-person festival (and virtual festival offerings) to include a variety of science-, arts-, and culture-based workshops, lectures, dinners, films, and forays. The famous Mushroom Parade will lift off on Saturday afternoon at 4pm on Main St. in downtown Telluride and end in Town Park with a drum circle, costume admiration, and dancing.

Covid update:

For those attending the Telluride Mushroom Festival, Mushroom Fest just learned that it is MANDATORY attendees show proof of vaccination OR a negative COVID test (within 3 days) to enter all large indoor venues. (This includes the Sheridan Opera House and Palm Theater.)

Participants do NOT have to be vaccinated nor be tested to attend the Festival. They DO, however, if they want to attend the events scheduled in those two venues (and maybe others as we get closer to the actual scheduled weekend).

The Festival will not be checking vaccine status, but the venue operators WILL BE. This is not a Festival policy, but Mushroom Fest must abide by and respect their policies as they are following strict health orders from the State of Colorado to operate.

Festival organizers plan to have rapid tests available, but please plan accordingly.

Updates follow as they become available.

  • Laurie Lundquist
    Posted at 06:36h, 30 June

    Thank you TIO
    Amazing to have This clinical research going on so close to home. Lots of doors are opening.
    Thes early soaking rains bode well for our own wild mushrooms ????????

    • Susan Viebrock
      Posted at 20:22h, 06 July

      Welcome Laurie. Yes, the research is exciting. As will the reality of next gen meds when all is legal.