Doing things a little differently

While planning a full roster of hands-on fermentation classes wasn’t possible this year, you can still participate in workshops, tastings, and pop-up demos around Witwen Park. Tickets are available for purchase at the welcome center.

Sat, Sept 25
11:30 am - 1:00 pm 

Fermented Beverages with Laura 

Join health food expert Laura Poe Mathes for a kombucha demo followed by a workshop to make your own water kefir and “ginger bug.” Bring 2 quart-sized jars to take your concoctions home! 

2:00-3:00 pm
Ask the Dietician
The dietician is in! Have a question about gut health, fermentation, diet? Laura Poe Mathes brings to the table years of experience, helping people transform their lives through a healthy lifestyle.


3:15-4:45 pm
Chocolate & Beer Tasting
Join Lou Bank from S.A.C.R.E.D. and brewer Dave Dietz from Hillsboro Brewing Company to explore a new world of chocolate and how different cacao nibs translate to beer. Taste, drink and learn more about cacao seed varietals from the forests of Chiapas and Tabasco, Mexico. This unique pairing is not to be missed! 

S.A.C.R.E.D. is a USA-based, not-for-profit corporation that helps improve lives in the rural Mexican communities where heirloom agave spirits are made. 

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Sun, Sept 26
11:30 am - 12:30 pm

Tejuino & Atole Demo


Come learn about (and taste!) two traditional Pre-Hispanic Mexican beverages made from corn masa with Tortilleria Zepeda.


3:15-4:45 pm
Grass-fed Butter, Cheese & Cider Tasting

Join Grassland 2.0 organizers to learn more about the delicious flavor of grass-fed dairy and meat. You’ll taste-test grass-fed butters and enjoy some of Wisconsin’s best grass-fed cheeses paired with local ciders. Special thanks to Cedar Grove Cheese & Brix Cider. 

Tickets for special events are available for purchase at the welcome center, but there will be plenty to do for free, too! 

Witwen Park & Campground 
Address: S9855 County Road E
12 miles west of  Sauk City, WI