Frequently Asked Questions
What is the DTour and where is it?
Where should I start?
I’m traveling from out of town. Do you have travel recommendations? What should I bring?
How long will the DTour take?
If you do it right and take your time, expect to spend 4-6 hours. If you prefer to spread it over two days, do the Plain loop one day and the Sauk Prairie loop another.
Will there be pasture performances or fermentation classes this year?
Fermentation classes weren’t possible this year, but keep an eye on Fermentation Fest’s Facebook page and Instagram for pop-up performances and outdoor events. You never know when you might find a group of kite-fliers or musicians around the next bend. If you find yourself in an audience, no matter how small, please keep “one cow apart” from your neighbors and feel free to wear a mask.
What else should I expect?
Where is the food?
Be sure and stop by the Food Chain at stop #15.
I’m not comfortable traveling this year. Are there virtual ways to enjoy the DTour?
We get it and know everyone’s comfort level is different. Enjoy photos and videos from the DTour on Instagram at @fermentationfest #fermfest. You can also sign up for our e-newsletter (Scroll down to the mailchimp plug-in).
What is the Wormfarm Institute? Does it really grow worms?
This is our most common question! Formed in 2000 with an artist residency program, Wormfarm Institute is a not-for-profit organization that explores the links between urban and rural communities within and beyond the food chain, creating a setting for artistic collaboration. Our name is derived from Charles Darwin’s quote: “Every fertile grain of soil has passed at least once through the gut of an earthworm.” Fertile soil is also a metaphor for a hospitable environment for the creative expression of artists and writers. Wormfarm does include a farm that grows worms that do their part to make the literal fertile soil used to grow organic produce. Wormfarm expands the concept of CSA (Community Supported Agriculture), which helps reconnect consumers with the source of their food, by connecting urban and rural, people and land, culture and agriculture. Visit wormfarminstitute.org to learn more.
What else is there to do in the area?
Sauk County offers a wide range of attractions including beautiful, scenic parks, museums, wineries, theaters, and more! Explore the wealth of attractions within our Cultureshed from Devils Lake to Circus World Museum, Dr. Evermore’s Sculpture Park to Aldo Leopold’s Shack, Frank Lloyd Wright’s Taliesin to Wisconsin Dells and a whole lot more!
Remember to take photos and share them with your friends! Tag us on Instagram @fermentationfest #FermFest.