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Mushroom & Wine Festival presented by Vectra Bank

The Mushroom & Wine Festival presented by Vectra Bank has become a “wildly” popular event on Durango’s summer calendar.  The forested area around the Resort is known far and wide for having an abundance of wild Vectra_Color_Regis_HighResmushrooms.  Our Mushroom & Wine Festival celebrates this abundance with guided mushroom hunts and a culinary showcase of Durango’s finest restaurants.

This is a four-part event.  Each part can be purchased separately.

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Friday Night Dinner

Join us in the exclusive Durango Mountain Club for an exquisite dining experience.  Enjoy a five-course meal with wine pairings.

This dinner is priced at $100 per person, which includes tax and gratuity.

Note that seating for this special dinner is limited to 75 guests, and we do expect it to sell out.

6:30 – 9pm in the Durango Mountain Club.

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Saturday Activities

Guided Forays:

Local mushroom experts take small groups far back on the mountain to explore the forest for a wide variety of mushrooms.  Your guides will assist you with identifying different types of mushrooms and provide helpful information along the way.  Refreshments and transportation up the mountain are included.  Guests have the option of enjoying our scenic chair lift on your way up and down the mountain.

The guided foray is priced at $39 per person.

9:30am – 12:45pm.  Meet in the plaza in the base area.

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Mushroom Cooking & Wine Pairing Class

Join the chef from the Ore House, along with our wine sommelier, as they lead a discussion on the subtle secrets of cooking with mushrooms and pairing wines with mushrooms.  These two have tons of knowledge and they are eager to share it with you!

This class is just $20 and is limited to 25 guests.

1 – 2pm in Hoody’s Lodge.

Culinary Extravaganza:

In the afternoon, five of Durango’s finest restaurants, plus our own chefs at Purgatory Resort, will share their favorite mushroom-inspired dishes!  Each dish includes a wine pairing personally selected by the chef.  The event also includes live music from State 38.

This is an afternoon that your taste buds won’t soon forget!

The culinary extravaganza is priced at $45 for adults and $30 for guests under the age of 21.

2 – 4:30pm in Purgy’s.

Participating Restaurants

Each year we invite five great local restaurants to participate in the culinary showcase on Saturday afternoon.  Our own chefs from Purgy’s also participate in the festival with their own mushroom dish.

Our goal is to partner with the finest restaurants in Durango to make this a truly exceptional experience for our guests.


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Resort Lodging

Want to stay the weekend while you enjoy the Mushroom & Wine Festival?  Call our lodging specialists at 800-525-0892.



Friday Evening
6:30 – 9pm Dinner in the Durango Mountain Club
Saturday Morning
9:30am Meet at plaza for the guided hunt
9:45am Board shuttle
10am Arrive at Dante’s
10:00am – 12:30pm Mushroom Forays
11am – Noon Refreshments on Dante’s deck
12:30pm Chairlift or shuttle back to base area
Saturday Afternoon
1pm Cooking & Wine Pairing Class at DMI
2pm Culinary festival begins in Purgy’s
4:30pm Culinary festival ends


Tickets are now on sale.  Click this link to purchase!

This event sold out last year!  Each portion of the festival is sold individually.

Event Price Capacity
Friday Night DMC Dinner $100 75 guests
Saturday Morning Guided Hunt $39 80 guests
Saturday Cooking & Wine Pairing Class


Saturday Afternoon Culinary Showcase



$45 adults/

$30 under 21

25 guests


120 guests

Presenting Sponsor

Big thanks to Vectra Bank for their generous support of this event!