Puppet-making workshop and puppet parade — Not just for kids!

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Join The Folk School to make puppets and masks from cardboard and recycled material to bring to the Arctic Fest Puppet Parade on Saturday, Sept. 3, at Pioneer Park starting at 2 p.m. We’ll have three open studio times prior to Arctic Fest to build smaller and larger cardboard masks and puppets around the theme […]

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Mushroom walk

Mushroom in the forest

In this walk, Christin Swearingen will give a brief overview of biology and ecology of fungi, then explore the trails and learn how to identify some fungi we find. We will learn about both edible and inedible mushrooms. No experience necessary. Come with all your questions! Ages 13+. $5 participation fee. Register here. Christin is […]

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Fairbanks Fungi Festival


There are more species of fungi than plants and animals combined. Fungi can help humanity and the environment in so many ways. Fungi are used as medicine, and new compounds are being discovered all the time. They can clean up oil spills, purify watersheds, and metabolize radiation! They are one of the cheapest, yet most […]

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