Festival Hours: 11am-5pm
The Vendor Marketplace will be open and filled with California’s artisan producers of non-alcoholic fermented beverages and foods of all kinds. Vendors offer samples throughout the day of their delicacies, so bring an insulated bag along for all of your finds! There are three stages which host classes throughout the day pertaining to making fermented foods at home and the benefits of these foods and beverages for our bodies.
Libation Lounge Open: 12-4pm (21+ VIP ticket holders)
VIP ticket holders will also receive a tasting glass and access into the alcohol sampling area, The Libation Lounge. ID will be checked at the ticket gate of the festival.
About the event: This one-of-a-kind festival celebrates the alchemy behind many of our favorite foods and beverages. The vendor halls are packed with producers of these delicacies offering samples of their fermented goods. In addition to discovering new tastes and recipes, there are learning opportunities and demonstrations for those who are interested in fermenting at home. Each year we strive to offer new classes while keeping some of the favorites – we promise there will be something new to learn every year!
About the classes: Authors, business owners, and professional nutritionists will offer demos on how to make some of these fermented foods and beverages at home and talks about how and why these incredible super foods are an essential part of a healthy diet. Learn what these foods can do for you, and how to make them at home! Pictured is Karen Solomon, author of Asian Pickles and Jam It, Pickle It, Cure It: And Other Cooking Projects. Check back for our 2017 list of classes, and check out last year’s schedule here!
About the founder: Jennifer Harris is a self-described bacteria advocate who loves spreading the news that our health truly relies on these beneficial microorganisms. As a fermentation/pickling instructor, Jennifer teaches that there’s much more to fermented foods than German-style sauerkraut. Jennifer loves teaching young and old to play with their food and learn to traditionally preserve through fermentation. Read more about Jennifer and the Fermentation Festival in this Bite Club Eats post.