Festival Activities

Join us Saturday August 19th 2017 at the historic Crystal Palace in Picton, Ontario for a family friendly day filled with all things fermented. We will have a unique and exciting schedule of hands on workshops and demonstrations as well as a speaker series on specific interest topics of fermentation.

Admission $8.00 at the gate, kids under 12 free! No pets allowed.

Activities & Features

Fermented Marketplace: 10am-5pm Inside the Crystal Palace
Visit our curated fermentation themed marketplace where you can see and taste all of the fermented specialties Ontario has to offer. Try and buy tasty ferments from +40 artisan vendors or stock up on Fermentation themed books and equipment!

Farmers' Market and Food Vendors: 10am-5pm Outside the Crystal Palace
We've got an amazing line up of farmers ready to showcase their peak summer harvest of fresh, local produce! Purchase produce to take home and ferment your self!

Come grab a bite from talented food vendors featuring fermented ingredients!
Featuring Pizza Via , The County Canteen and Papa Ghanoush & Momma Hummus

Amateur Ferment Competition

-ENTRIES DUE BY 12NOON  on festival day
-Winners will be announced at 3PM
Take your chances at fermented fame and glory in our amateur ferment competition! Enter your own fermented Sauerkraut, Kimchi, Kombucha, Pickles and Homebrew Beer in our judged competition. Check out our competition page for entry details.

The Culture Corral
Our ferment education zone will have lots of interactive displays and learning material on various types of ferments, microbiology and gut health. We will also have a kids activity centre featuring cabbage bowling, cabbage bocce and other fun with a focus on Ontario vegetables. 

Beer & Wine Garden 19+
Come sip some of Ontario's finest fermented beer, wine, cider and spirits in our outdoor beer and wine garden.