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Acknowledged by White House


As we are in the midst of Fermentation Fest, it’s great to see our achievements are being recognised on a national level – The White House Rural Council has included our work as part of the USDA results.

You can read the full article here (we are mentioned about half way down – ‘Driving economic development via arts and culture in Reedsburg, WI’).

Special Events for Final Weekend


Let’s celebrate Fermentation Fest together – Friday night’s Pig Roast and Sunday afternoon’s Apple Pie Contest.


(Who Doesn’t Love) a Pig Roast?!

pigs-slide2.png Friday, October 7, from 4 – 7 pm. A Pig Roast at Farm/Art DTour Food Chain 1, St Patrick’s Catholic Church, Loreto. Wisconsin River Meats will season and smoke a pig for 12 hours before grilling and carving on site. We’ll serve it with two side dishes provided by other Food Chain vendors and beverages available to purchase. Tickets are $15 – pay at door or in advance online.  As a special offer to support the Michael Perry concert to benefit Kids Ranch, we will provide a $3 discount for those purchasing a ticket to the Pig Roast and the concert. This offer is only available for purchases made at the Reedsburg Chamber of Commerce, 240 Railroad Street.


Apple Pie Contest

Apple PieSunday, October 9, 2:30 – 5pm (or until pie lasts!) at Ferme Lab, 300 Vine Street, Reedsburg. Open to anyone who wishes to bake an apple pie (individual or teams).  One entry per person/team, and simply bring your pie to the Ferme Lab after 9 AM on Sunday. Judging will begin at 3:30 PM – come watch your entry and bring your rooters! Then stay to taste the pies as we’ll sell them by the slice for a suggested donation of $2. Judges will be Peter Reinhart, one of the world’s leading authorities on bread; Jennifer Mans, owner of Humble Sweet and Savory Pies in Madison; and Craig Braunschweig, Director of Rock Springs Public Library (who likes pie).

Buy a Dtour Map!



Buy Your Map on Your Way to the DTour

Beautiful and super-useful Farm/Art DTour map created by our friends at Cricket Design Works. This essential DTour item outlines all you’ll need to know along the route, including key information for all map stops with background details on artists, installations, Farm Forms and much more. Maps cost $5 and will be available to buy at many places throughout Sauk County.  Feed the Starter Culture!
Click here for more details

The New York Times Travel Blog

New York Times travel blog story about the Fest as a destination weekend: A Celebration of Fermentation. Read it here.


To the Best of Our Knowledge

Download or stream this interview with Fermentation Fest from November, 2013.


Wisconsin Foodie

Television show promoting Wisconsin’s culinary traditions visits Fermentation Fest.


Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel: A primer on perfect peaches

Story about the Nikkiko Masumoto, her family and the perfect peach. Read it here.


Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel: Wisconsin embraces fermentation craze

The fermentation craze in Wisconsin. Read it here.


Mary Janes’s Cluck Magazine, Summer 2012

Summer 2012

Article in the summer issue of Mary Jane’s Cluck magazine.

Download a pdf copy of the article here.


Bubbling Up, Wisconsin Academy

Summer 2012

Detailed article about the Fermentation Fest in the Wisconsin Academy’s online magazine. Read it here.


Grow Magazine

Summer 2012

Article in the summer issue of Grow magazine.

Download a pdf copy of the article here.


Public Art Review

Spring/Summer 2012

An article about the Fest and the Farm/Art DTour in<br/. Public Art Review.

Download a pdf of the article here.