Join the live culture convergence!

Fermentation Fest: Spirits Edition will be a weekend jam-packed with events in a beautiful rural setting that celebrate live culture in all its forms and the significance of rural places. The keynote—a reading by ethnobotanist Gary Paul Nabhan from his new book Agave Spirits: The Past, Present, and Future of Mezcals—will explore distilled spirits and their plant origins. Plus a variety of “kindred spirits:"

  • Great local things to eat and drink
  • Artworks that engage with wetlands and a Native Art Marketplace
  • Presentations by historians, farmers, and fermenters
  • Live music and delicious tasting events
  • Artist-made zines, educational activities & more!

While most of this "live culture convergence" will be free, a few special demos and classes will require tickets. Check out details below and sign up for our newsletter (scroll down) for the latest updates. See you October 7-8 at Witwen Park!

Interested in volunteering?

Fermentation Fest is organized by Wormfarm Institute in collaboration with regional partners including the Savanna Institute, Little Eagle Arts Foundation, McFarlanes’, Cricket Design Works, Edible Madison, and Rural Urban FLOW. This project was made possible in part through grants from Ruth Foundation for the Arts, The Educational Foundation of America, Builders Initiative, and New Pluralists: Healing Starts Here.

Save the date!

The biennial Farm/Art DTour returns October 5-14, 2024.