Don’t miss these two special features of the 2014 Fest:
Saturday, Oct. 11: “D-Composition: A Concert”
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Sunday, Oct. 12: “The Art of the Rural”

Fermentation Fest – A Live Culture Convergence

October 4 – 13, 2014

A food and farming festival with a focus on live culture in all its forms from dance to yogurt, from poetry to sauerkraut

 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 with a series of  classes, tastings, lectures, art events, and more.

The signature event for 2014 will again be the Farm/Art DTour, a fifty-mile self-guided drive through scenic working lands of northwest Sauk County punctuated by temporary art installations, Roadside Culture Stands, PassWords, Field notes, and Pasture Performances.


This will be the fourth and final year for this particular DTour route.


The Fest features dozens of classes and tastings in Reedsburg, from Fermented Hot Sauces to a Chocolate and Beer Pairing.

Special Events

Enjoy local flavors at events like the Wisconsin Terroir Tasting and the Food/Drink DTour. A special concert features the world premiere of new D-Compositions by selected composers.

Featured Speakers

Chop vegetables with author Kirsten Shokey, explore the rural art renaissance with Art of the Rural Director Matthew Fluharty, and learn about fermented energy with bioenergy expert John Greenler.

Farm/Art DTour

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

Pecha Kucha

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

Bike the DTour

There is no better way to enjoy the sights, sounds, and aromas of the fifty-mile Farm/Art DTour than on a bicycle.

Visiting the Area

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