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Join us for Fermentation Fest 2014 – October 4 to 13

The Reedsburg Fermentation Fest – A food and farming festival with a focus on fermentation and fun!

There’s something brewing in the crocks, kettles and jugs of Reedsburg, Wisconsin. From sourdough bread to home-crafted beer, pickles to soy sauce, chocolate to cheese, compost to silage, the Live Culture Convergence has it all. Farmers, chefs, artists, poets and cheese makers converge in the beautiful working lands of Sauk County with a series of tastings, demonstrations, cooking classes, art events, brewing seminars, farm tours and more.

Our 2013 special feature will again be the Farm/Art DTour, a fifty-mile backroad tour of art installations, Roadside Culture Stands (part of the Food Chain initiative), Field notes, Pasture Performances and more in Sauk County, Wisconsin.

Something new this year – Bike the DTour!


Gary Paul Nahban

Gary Paul Nabhan, author and food activist, explores ways in which fermentation as practice and metaphor can revolutionize the American food system, building a true culture of ecological relationships that sustains land health, human health and community economic well-being.

nessalla1-(1)Classes and Events

The Fest features dozens of classes and tastings, from How to Brew Kombucha to Beekeeping for Beginners.


Nikiko Masumoto

Agrarian artist and organic peach farmer Nikiko Masumoto will  offer classes and workshops on ‘preservation’ both in jars and through stories. Masumoto is co-author with her father of The Perfect Peach, Recipes and Stories from the Masumoto Family Farm. 


Farm/Art DTour

Don’t miss the Farm/Art DTour, a 50-mile self-guided backroads tour through the beautiful, unglaciated hills and valleys of Sauk County. Artists explore the timeless connection between land and people.


Pecha Kucha

In this Pecha Kucha video Donna Neuwirth talks about Wormfarm’s ArtPlace funded projects – Farm/Art DTour and Food Chain.


Bike the DTour

Each of the two Fest weekends, we’ll offer organized DTour bike rides starting at 10 AM. See the art, the performances and the ridges and valleys that tie it all together.

greenwoods201Visiting the Area

Find out where to stay and what to do when you’re not enjoying a class, performance or the Farm/Art Dtour.


Food Chain

Visit Food Chain stops along the DTour where you’ll find a marketplace of food, art and ideas.  Roadside Culture Stands  (artist-built mobile farm stands) serve as food trucks and information vehicles.