Presented by Wormfarm Institute, Fermentation Fest: A Live Culture Convergence is an annual festival that highlights connections between the arts and agriculture, promotes time-honored foodways, and brings people together from across the rural-urban continuum to celebrate the land and those who care for it.


2020 features the return of the Farm/Art DTour (now a biennial) along a new southern route in Sauk County, punctuated by temporary, site-responsive artworks, local food markets, roadside poetry (Burma Shave format), and educational Field Notes. Because “DTourists” drive the route at their own pace, the DTour offers outdoor activity for all ages with social distancing built in. 


Since 2011, Fermentation Fest has been supported by the National Endowment for the Arts, ArtPlace America, the Educational Foundation of America, Andy Warhol Foundation and many others to offer an agri/cultural experience for thousands, free of charge. We are excited about the new route, collaborations with new partners, and opportunities to amplify existing assets, highlighting the unique beauty and diverse cultures of the Driftless Region. Sign up for our mailing list for updates.

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