Frequently Asked Questions

How do I register for classes?
Do classes have age limits?
What is the refund policy?
Is there a waiting list for classes that are full?
Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?
Are class spaces handicapped accessible?
Are scholarships available for classes?
Is this a beer festival?
Can I take pictures throughout Fermentation Fest?
What happened to the Farm/Art DTour?
What else is there to do in the area?
What is the Wormfarm Institute? Does it really grow worms?

 

HOW DO I REGISTER FOR CLASSES?

Over 60 classes are offered in 2017, and they fill up quickly, so register early! All registration takes place online.
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DO CLASSES HAVE AGE LIMITS?

Most of our classes and events are designed for adults. For all classes and events involving alcohol tasting, participants must be 21 or over. Child-friendly classes include: Hand-Built Beer Steins and Coffee Mugs (Oct 7 and Oct 15) and Cookies and Cakes (Oct 8).
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WHAT IS THE REFUND POLICY?

Refunds requested by Monday, September 6, 2017, will be offered in full, less a $5 fee per class refunded.  If you need to request a refund, please contact  info@fermentationfest.com.
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IS THERE A WAITING LIST FOR CLASSES THAT ARE FULL?

To get on a waiting list for a class, please email info@fermentationfest.com with your contact information and the name and date of the class that you would like to be waitlisted for.
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DO I HAVE TO BRING MY PRINTED TICKET TO THE EVENT?

No. The classes and events will have printed rosters for all registered participants.
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ARE CLASS SPACES HANDICAPPED ACCESSIBLE?

Some are, but not all. To verify accessibility for a specific class or classes, contact us at info@fermentationfest.com.
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ARE SCHOLARSHIPS AVAILABLE FOR CLASSES?

A limited number of 50% scholarships are available. Apply for a scholarship online.
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IS THIS A BEER FESTIVAL?

Fermentation Fest includes locally and regionally brewed beer,  it is much more than a beer fest. Fermentation is about abundance and transformation – in our fields, our kitchens and our ideas of the possible.  It is a Live Culture Convergence that brings together all kinds of “cultures”: agriCULTURE, live cultures found in natural, healthy foods, and the arts.
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CAN I TAKE PICTURES THROUGHOUT FERMENTATION FEST?

Yes! Please do, and share them with your friends! If you post your photos to social media, remember to tag them with #FermFest.
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WHAT HAPPENED TO THE FARM/ART DTOUR?

Due to its success and rapid growth, The Farm/ Art DTour has become a biennial (every other year). The next one will be 2018.

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WHAT ELSE IS THERE TO DO IN THE AREA

Reedsburg and the surrounding area offers a wide range of attractions including the 400 State Trail with bike rental, a Pioneer Log Village and Museum, Doctor Evermor’s Sculpture Park, Wollersheim Winery, Devil’s Lake and Mirror Lake State Parks, Circus World Museum, the International Crane Foundation, the Aldo Leopold Foundation, the Mid-Continent Railway Museum, Frank Lloyd Wright’s Taliesin, American Players Theater, House on the Rock, The Painted Forest, and dozens more attractions. For details on where to eat, stay, and play, check out our Visitors Guide or contact the Reedsburg Area Chamber of Commerce.
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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 a metaphor for a hospitable environment for the creative expression of artists and writers.

The Wormfarm Institute 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. See wormfarminstitute.org
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