About Fermentation Fest

A Wormfarm Institute Initiative

There’s something brewing in the crocks, kettles and jugs in Reedsburg, Wisconsin this October 1 – 9. If it can be cultured or fermented, you’ll sample it and learn about it at Fermentation Fest – A Live Culture Convergence!

Classes, Tastings and more

Each weekend, Reedsburg features a series of tastings, lectures and hands-on classes celebrating local abundance and making it last. From cheese making techniques and home-crafted beer secrets to yogurt and pickling made simple, the Live Culture Convergence has it all!

Authors, chefs, bakers, scientists, chocolatiers, and cheesemakers will provide plenty of food for thought. Over twenty classes will be held by experts on topics from fermented vegetables and hot sauces, to chocolate and coffee fermentation. Attendees will learn take-home skills, enjoy samples, and experience hands-on what fermented foods have to offer.


The New Farm/Art DTour

The Farm/Art DTour is a 50-mile self-guided backroads tour by car, bike or buggy through the beautiful, unglaciated hills and valleys of Sauk County that carries over the full 10-day event. This year, the route for the DTour is changing, highlighting a new area of Sauk County’s beautiful working lands and natural landscapes.

The DTour is punctuated by temporary art installations and artist-built mobile Roadside Culture Stands selling fresh, locally grown produce. You’ll also find Field Notes (rural culture education sites), Farm Forms (creations made by farmers, area businesses and community groups), Pasture Performances and more!

New things are bubbling up every day that are not included on the map. Keep your eyes peeled for “rogue installations” and pop-up stops.