The Natural History Museum of Meteora and Mushroom Museum organizes a Mushroom Festival every year in Kalambaka. This festival aims to highlight and promote to the general public the nutritional and medicinal value of mushrooms and their health benefits, as well as to lead to the discovery of new tasting experiences, which can be offered by the multitude of edible wild mushroomsthat exist in our country.
For this purpose and alwayson the occasion of the festival, mycology seminars, mushroom collection and identification, truffle hunting, as well as concerts, cultural events, activities for children and more are organized.
Highlight of thefestival is the large cooking of mushrooms, where 10-15 chefs offer visitors thousands of mushroomdishes, prepared in various ways.
It isa big event that has beenawarded the TourismAwards 2019 with thousands of participants from all over Greece, with free admission, and everything is offeredfor FREE.
It is a social contribution of the Museum, but also an important passage for presenting its goals and aims.