Wormfarm Institute and Grassland 2.0 are teaming up to host a new iteration of Wormfarm’s popular Fermentation Fest.
The festival, dubbed Fermentation Fest: Grassland Edition, is dedicated to celebrating rural culture, regenerative grazing and the interwoven connections among art, dance, music, and perennial agriculture. The event will bring together folks from across the rural-urban continuum for a weekend jam-packed with local food, live music, demonstrations, tastings, dance performances and educational activities.
Grass farmer and outreach coordinator for Grassland 2.0 Laura Paine says the line-up of events — from a “Grassical” jamboree to ready-made food and beverages — will feature something for everyone.
“Fermentation Fest: Grassland Edition is a celebration of rural culture and the power that regenerative grassland agriculture has to unite rural and urban communities,” Paine says. “It will be a great opportunity to bring folks from Chicago, Milwaukee, Madison and other areas to Sauk County to share good grass-fed food, great music and activities, and cultivate positive transformation on the land and in our communities.”
The festival will take place outdoors at the historic Witwen Park and Campground located 12 miles west of Sauk City on Sept. 25-26, from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
A few program highlights:
● grass-fed cheese and cider tasting from Brix Cider in Mount Horeb;
● grazing demonstration and pasture walk of the Gasser Farm;
● performance by Kanopy Dance and the musical act Elm Duo;
● performance and participatory workshop on Kulning — a traditional form of Norwegian and Swedish cow-calling;
● and a kombucha demonstration.
See full event details and purchase tickets: fermentationfest.com