August 27, 2016
11am to 5pm
Santa Rosa, CA
Aug 27, 2016 date to be confirmed
Join us next year at the Finley Center in Santa Rosa
Highlights of the event:
- vendor hall filled with samples: The 2015 event will host 35+ vendors of non-alcoholic, artisan fermented foods and beverages. Try traditional fermented foods like kimchi and dill pickles, along with unexpected ferments like cultured condiments and salsas. We have rented the entire Finley Community Center for the first time this year and are stretching out into all of the hallways and rooms!
- fill your cup and upgrade to VIP: Our Libation Lounge is the most diverse alcohol garden you will ever find. Sip on cider, beer, mead and wine from incredible craft producers. This year we are excited to welcome even more ciders than ever before. Choose between a wine or pilsner glass to sample libations from Heidrun Meadery, Russian River Brewing Company, Reverend Nat’s Cider, VML Winery and more.
- presentations from authors + experts: The 2015 list of classes included making cultured salad dressings, nukazuke pickles and miso. There is something for everyone from beginners to fermentation masters. Todd from Happy Girl Kitchen taught us to make incredibly delicious and traditionally soured dill pickles and Alex Lewin, author of Real Food Fermentation showed us how to make a richly colored, earthy tonic known as beet kvass.
- fermented rootbeer floats: What happens when a keg of Triple Root Beer from The Kefiry and a few gallons of ice cream (non-dairy and dairy!) meet at the Fermentation Festival? Insanely yummy probiotic root beer floats are created. Each year we are thrilled to partner with Straus to offer their classic Organic Vanilla ice cream as well as Vixen Kitchen’s Naked Vanilla Vegan Gelato.
Farm to Fermentation in the Press:
Scenes from last year’s Festival:
2015 Participating Companies:
Libation Lounge Sponsors: