SALT LAKE CITY (ABC4) – This weekend, the first-ever Utah Fungi Festival kicks off — featuring speakers from around the country.

On May 13 at 7:00 p.m., researchers, mycologists, and activists will gather at 425 North 400 West for an intimate and private event that will educate attendees on the world of psychedelic medicine. 

There will also be a screening of the documentary Psychedelia: The History and Science of Mystical Experience. The evening will wrap up with a discussion panel showcasing professional knowledge from advisors of the Utah Fungi Festival. 

The event will include special appearances from William Gross, Mycology Director of the California Psilocybin Decriminalization Initiative, Alan Rockefeller, Mushroom Identification Specialist, Biohacker and Photographer, Seth Warner, Educator and Community Organizer with the San Francisco Psychedelic Society, and Jme Bonfiglio, Owner, Founder, and Formulator at WholeSun Wellness, psilocybin researcher. 

Mountain West Cider will provide alcohol available for purchase, while a variety of food trucks will cater to every pallet. 

All participants must be 21 years or older to attend. Tickets are going for $75 on the event’s website.

On Saturday, May 14, the event moves to Mountain America Exposition Center and starts at 10 a.m.

According to the website: “Join us for a full day of mushroom identification, cultivation, medicinal benefits, psilocybin, mycoremediation, and more. All ages welcome!