This festival is the place of meeting, sharing and exchanging for all those passionate about mushrooms: mycologists, mycophiles and mushroom eaters. Each year, this unique festival is a great success and it brings the whole village attuned to celebrate the mystery and fascination with mushrooms. The mushroom fascinates: it is at the same time indispensable, beautiful and threatened. To defend it, it is necessary to inform and educate, relying on fun events. For this purpose, a large exhibition of regional mushroom species is organized by the Haut-Rhin Mycological Society, under the leadership of its President Jean-Luc MULLER, from 9 am to 6 pm, in the former girls' school (“Monseigneur Stumpf” place - Eguisheim center). During the weekend, mycological exits in the forest are supervised by members of the Mycological Society of Haut-Rhin: departures every day (Saturday and Sunday) at 9:30 am and 2:30 pm by car from the meeting point in the car park of Town Hall ("Hôtel de Ville - Mairie"). Beginner or confirmed mycologists can find something to fuel their fascination for a world that is far from having delivered all its secrets. A local market around the mushroom will be held in the center of the village, divided by theme on 3 places, and a musical dining hall will offer special sausages with forest mushrooms created for the occasion, as well as delicious pasta with mushrooms. Finally, the taste buds of the mushroom eaters will be filled by the content of the Mushroom Menus that will be put in place by the restaurant owners associated with the operation, in collaboration with the winemakers of Eguisheim. Entertainment and shows will be performed by actors in the streets of Eguisheim throughout the weekend. The Eguisheim Mushroom Festival will also host the 3rd Official Truffle Market in Alsace, organized by the Association « Truffes d’Alsace" with the assistance of the Association of Truffle Growers of the Great East. Alsatian truffle growers will sell their produce and all the truffles sold on the spot will be individually controlled and certified (species, degree of maturity) by Leon WEHRLEN, Vice-President of the Association of Truffle Growers of the Great East. This control will be realized in public on the “Place du Château” (Castle Place) from 8:30 am Saturday and Sunday morning. In order to discover the different varieties of local truffles, visitors will be able to visit an exhibition and take part in small thematic conferences led by Léon WEHRLEN which will take place in the room in front of the mycological exhibition on Saturday and on Sunday at 11am and at 3 pm.