August 27, 2016
Finley Center
11am to 5pm
Santa Rosa, CA

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Highlights of the event:


  • vendor hall filled with samples: The 2016 event will host 30+ 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. Bring a cooler bag along with you to stock up on some of the most cultured products available in California!


  • homemakers’ kraut contest: Think that you make the best sauerkraut on the block? Enter your jar into the kraut contest to be crowned king or queen of kraut! Entering is easy – just print this form and tape the bottom half to your otherwise unmarked pint jar o’ kraut. (Tape the paper so that your writing is touching the glass and not seen) Then, bring your submission to the festival and drop it off at the entry table in the Sequoia Lobby. 


  • 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. Sample libations from craft beverage producers San Francisco Mead Co., Almanac Beer Co., Tilted Shed Ciderworks, Old World Winery and many more.


  • presentations from authors + experts:  Our 2016 list of classes includes kimchi, home brewing and sriracha – among many others! There is something for everyone from beginners to fermentation masters. This year, Todd from Happy Girl Kitchen returns to teach us how to Pickle like a Crockstar and Hannah Crum, author of The Big Book of Kombucha will teach us about the alchemy behind this popular, ancient, fermented beverage.

  • 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.  This year we are thrilled to partner with Coconut Bliss and Straus to offer their classic you vanilla ice cream options, dairy and non-dairy! ALL proceeds of rootbeer float sales go directly into to donation pot for the Sebastopol Grange Hall!


2015 Participating Companies:


Agro Industries

Alive and Healing

Architectural Ceramic Design

Arise Bakery


Biotic Beverages, LLC

Brine Country

Bubbies Pickles

Budiman Food

Earth and Fire

Ellen’s Kimchi


Firefly Chocolate

Golden State Pickle Works

Happy Girl Kitchen

Its Alive

Keep The Beet

The Kefiry

Kraut Source 

Real Books

Redwood Hill 

Redwood Hill 


rEvolution Bread

Sonoma Brinery

Sonoma Chocolatiers

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True Family Foods

Valley Ford Cheese Co.

Volcano Kimchi

Wildbrine, LLC

xRoads Sea Salts

Libation Lounge Sponsors:


Agrestic Cider

Ale Industries

Almanac Beer Co.

Baeltane Brewing

CaliCraft Brewing

Cloverdale Ale

FoxCraft Cider

Frey Vineyards

Golden Road Brewing

Half Pint Ciders

Heidrun Meadery

HenHouse Brewing Co.

Horse and Plow Winery

Moonlight Brewing

Occidental Brewing Homebrew

Old World Winery

Reverend Nat’s Cider

Russian River Brewing

Specific Gravity Cider

Sonoma Cider

Sudwerk Brewing

The SF Mead Co.

Tilted Shed Ciderworks

Truett Hurst Winery

Uncommon Brewers

Our event wouldn’t be possible with the support of our community!

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