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Talk about a live cultural experience! Fermentation Fest is a “Live Culture Convergence,” an annual celebration of live culture in all its forms from dance to yogurt and poetry to sauerkraut. Presented by the Reedsburg-based Wormfarm Institute, Fermentation Fest brings together farmers, chefs, artists, poets and performers in the beautiful working lands of Sauk County for tastings, demonstrations, cooking classes, art events, performances, food carts and more.
From saurkraut to hot sauces, from chocolate to coffee, beer and wine, from yogurt to sourdough bread, 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 40 classes and lectures that celebrate the abundance and transformation of fermentation. Learn skills you can use at home, enjoy samples, and experience hands-on ways to bring fermentation into your daily experience.
The biennial feature of Fermentation Fest, Farm/Art DTour is a 50+ mile drive through scenic working farmland of rural Sauk County where artists explore the timeless connection between land and people. For thousands of years, farmers in cultures around the world interwove dance, music, and art through rituals of planting and the harvest in celebration of the land and those who care for it. Through a contemporary approach and within this timeless context, they continue the tradition.
How cool is this? It’s called a “marketplace of fermented food, beer, art, and ideas.” The Beer Tent features “super-local craft brewers” like the Corner Pub Brewery in Reedsburg, Hillsboro Brewing in Hillsboro, and the Port Huron Brewing and Dells Brewing Company in Wisconsin Dells. There are food stands galore, offering everything from fermented veggies to specialty breads, cheeses, mushrooms, chocolates, meats, and more. Check out the “Fermenting 101” class if you want to learn how to do this stuff yourself. The City Park Food Chain runs 11am-5pm on Saturday the 14th and Sunday the 15th.
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