- “Nurture what Nature Gave You” Theme featuring science and health care industry professionals on how fermentation directly impacts health.
- Fermentation Station, where attendees can participate in hands-on demonstrations that show how easy it is to make traditionally fermented salsa, probiotic soda, cultured butter, and escabeche.
- Pickled Pavilion and Culture Corner, where fermentation experts will share the history, benefits and preparation of fermented cashew cheese, black garlic, pickles, turmeric kraut, coconut yogurt, hot sauce, and more.
- Dozens of Ferment-centric Exhibitors, featuring 75+ different types of local and regional fermented foods samples, products, and supplies.
- Farm-to-Bar Area, where attendees can taste traditionally crafted wild ale, native yeast fermented wine, cider, mead, fermentation-inspired cocktails, and other creative libations.
- Whole Foods Market DIY Pickle Station where attendees can customize their own ferment with local, seasonal produce
- Screamin’ Pickle Contest for amateur home fermenters who want to show off their craft for a chance to win the coveted glass pickle prize.
- Bacteria Buddy Passport Program featuring hands-on activities for bacteria farmers ages 4-12 years old.
NEW FOR 2015!
- Larger venue - the historic Rancho La Patera & Stow House is a picture-perfect setting with expansive lawns and shady pathways to explore
- Free parking - whether you ride your bike or drive, a private parking lot is available (carpooling is still cool!)
- Culture Corner - additional stage for even more talks on everything you love about fermentation
- Culture Chat - Got Questions? - info hub featuring experts who can answer all your fermentation-related questions
- More tasting samples - over 75 fermented foods to taste and enjoy
- Festival admission, 11am-5:30pm
- Dozens of fermented foods and beverage samples
- All talks, demonstrations and festival activities
- General Admission Ticket PLUS:
- Access to exclusive Farm-to-Bar area
- Collectible drinking glass
- Tastings of traditionally fermented alcoholic beverages such as jun, mead, cider, sake, feral beers, wild wines and fermented cocktails
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