October 5-6 & 12-13 | Reedsburg, Wisconsin 

Fermentation Fest - A Live Culture Convergence


Join us for our 9th annual celebration of live culture in all its forms, from dance to yogurt, poetry to sauerkraut. Presented by Wormfarm Institute, Fermentation Fest brings together farmers, chefs, artists, poets, cheesemakers, brewers and performers in a live culture convergence for classes, tastings, demonstrations, art, performance, fabulous food carts and more.

ClAsses, Tastings, and more

From sauerkraut to hot sauces, chocolate to salami , yogurt to sourdough bread, beer, mead  and wine - over one-third of what we consume is fermented.  

Fermentation Fest features authors, chefs, bakers, scientists, chocolatiers, brew masters, and cheese makers over two consecutive weekends, offering over 50 classes and lectures that celebrate the abundance and transformation that is fermentation. Learn skills you can use at home, enjoy samples, and experience hands-on ways to bring fermentation, its robust flavors and health benefits into your daily life.

Learn, taste, and Make

City park marketplace

Bubbling with food, art, beer, and ideas

Enjoy fall colors, brisk weather, food vendors, market stands, live music, beer garden, warming fires, art, science, and conviviality.

We believe that the arts and conviviality are social probiotics! So before or after your classes be sure and come dine, learn and listen with us in the Park!


Saturday & Sunday


Oct 5-6 & 12-13

Illustration by Cary Cochrane

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All donations are tax deductible

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Reedsburg, WI 53959

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