Q: How do I know which ticket to buy? What is a VIP ticket?

A: Everyone will be required to purchase an admission ticket to the festival, unless you have been signed up as a volunteer. Choices are: General Admission Ticket or a VIP Admission Ticket. VIP Admission Tickets will grant you access to the Libation Lounge to sip cider, beer, mead and wine. You must be 21 years of age to purchase a VIP ticket and carry a valid ID with you at the event.



Q: What do I get with a General Admission Ticket?

A: Our general admission ticket will get you unlimited samples from over 35 fermented food and beverage vendors. You are also granted access to all three classrooms which offer presentations throughout the day about how and why to make fermented foods at home.



Q: How much are admission tickets?

A: Our presale tickets are $20 for general admission and $40 for VIP tickets. At the gate, the price of admission will increase $5 for each ticket. General admission tickets will be $25 and VIP tickets will be $45. Please contact us if you are physically unable to volunteer and are not able to afford a ticket to the event.



Q: Can I bring my pet?

A: Unfortunately not – only service animals are allowed at the Sonoma Marin Fairgrounds.



Q: Will there be food at the Festival?

A: The entire event is full of food! In addition to the samples you will be offered throughout the day, we also have 3 lunch vendors on site to prepare delicious lunch food for you. Take your choice between their delicious offerings if you’re not full from all of the samples! Currently confirmed for 2017 are Chalk Hill Cookery and The Wurst.


Q: What should I bring?

A: Grab a reusable bag or two for your haul, a few extra dollars for jars of pickled things from the Vendor Marketplace, a refillable water bottle, your ID (only needed if you have a VIP ticket) and notebook/pen for writing down recipes in classes!



Q: What about the questions that aren’t addressed here?

A: Please feel free to send an email to Jennifer@FermentFestival.com with any other inquiries you might have.