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WORKSHOPS


11am - 5pm

Take a deep dive into a wide variety of fermentation topics with these 1.5 hour-long classes, taught by some of the Sunshine State’s most respected food producers and microbe enthusiasts!

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ALL DAY FUN


 

11am - 4pm

These awesome events are all FREE and open to the public. All Day Fun will take place outside at the Black Crow Coffee Courtyard in the Grand Central District.


Explore and enjoy delicious fermented food and drink from around the state. Check back soon for vendor announcement.

ARTISAN MARKET


Get your learn on! Come explore new topics in fermentation with pros and enthusiasts from around the state. Check back soon for the full schedule.

DEMOS


There’s nothing quite like fermenting in community to transform a big pile of veggies into something magical. Throughout the day will be offering opportunities to come together and make a giant batch of pickles, which participants can take home, ferment, and enjoy!

1pm: SAUERKRAUT | 2pm: SEASONAL SURPRISE

PICKLE MOBS


FERMENTATION HELP DESK

Kefir lost its fizz? Peppers covered with kahm? Sourdough overproofed? Come ask an expert your fermentation queries! We’ll have a lineup of pros ready to help you solve your kitchen conundrums.


Want to share your homemade kraut with fellow fermentos? Do you home brew kombucha? Make miso? Got some super starters to share with the world? Bring your fermented creations and starter cultures and sample many others at the Fest's culture share for all the world to see. (Well, the microbial world anyway.) 

CULTURE SHARE


Want to share your best kraut? Do you home brew kombucha? Got a super sourdough bread to share with our judges? Bring it on at the Fest's ferment competition. Categories include veggie ferments, baked goods, non alcoholic beverages, and wild card ferments. Just bring a clearly labeled sample of your ferment with enough for 3 judges to have a taste. Enter your submission between 11am and 2pm at the info tent. Winners will be announced at 3:30 pm at the demo tent.

FERMENT

COMPETITION


BREW GARDEN


12 - 4pm

Sample beers from around the bay, visit with the folks behind the brews, and dive into the Sunshine State's craft beer renaissance! Participating breweries will to be announced soon!

You must be 21 and over and in possession of a wristband to enter which you can purchase separately or as part of the All Access Pass.


FERMENTO FEAST

7 - 10pm

We're celebrating what is sure to be an incredible day with an epic feast! After you've spent the day filling your head with knowledge, head to Bandit at 7 pm to fill your belly with treats! The Feast features a delicious collaborative menu with local chef Shane Schuch. Expect an array of delectable provisions, highlighting the art and craft of fermentation. 

We have a limited number of tickets for the Feast, so be sure to reserve your spot today!