Inaugural Oregon Fermentation Festival

Oregon Fermentation Festival at Kruger's Farm

The science of fermentation continues to grow across many different entities and residents of Portland will be able too see this first hand at the inaugural Oregon Fermentation Festival. This first year festival will take place on Sunday, September 20 at Kruger’s Farm on Sauvie Island, just 15 minutes from downtown Portland.

The Oregon Fermentation Festival is a daylong, family-friendly, outdoor celebration of fermented foods and beverages. The festival will feature multiple stages with dynamic speakers and entertainment, along with its signature DIY workshops and demos, a Makers Marketplace, a Do-it-yourself pickle station, and more! The festival kicks off at 10:00am and will end at 5:00pm.

Oregon Fermentation Festival will feature the following:

  • A Makers Marketplace showcasing the Pacific Northwest bounty of local food makers and brewers
  • An Ambrosia Garden (21+) featuring local and regional fermented beverages such as cider, mead, beer and wine
  • Workshops and presentations given by local and regional fermentation experts covering how and why to make and eat fermented foods and beverages
  • Keynote address by Tara Whitsitt of Fermentation on Wheels
  • Live Music and Entertainment
  • A Do-It-Yourself Pickling station where you make and take home your own jar of pickles!

Tickets are on sale now will full details and ticket descriptions listed below.

General Admission-12 yrs +
$29.00 ($31.01 w/service fee)
Includes:

  • All Day Admission to the Festival.
  • One Do-It-Yourself mason jar of fresh-picked pickles!
  • Access to all the workshops and demos.
  • Free samples at the Makers Marketplace.

Admission Beverage Garden-21+
39.00 ($41.36 w/service fee)
Includes:

  • All Day Admission to the Festival.
  • One Do-It-Yourself mason jar of fresh-picked pickles!
  • Access to all the workshops and demos.
  • Free samples at the Makers Marketplace.
  • Access to the Ambrosia Garden, filled with local cideries, meaderies, wineries, and breweries!
  • Entitles you to ten (10) one-ounce tasters.
  • Souvenir taster glass.
  • AGES 21+ (must show valid state-issued photo ID at entrance)

Organizers expect to sell out, so it is highly encourage to purchase tickets to the Festival in advance.

A portion of the proceeds from the Festival will be donated to Old McDonald’s Farm, a 68-acre non-profit farm in the Columbia River Gorge that combines animals, agriculture, gardens and natural resources to provide educational enrichment for all children in a safe and secure farm setting.

Oregon Fermentation Festival
Kruger’s Farm
17100 NW Sauvie Island Road
Portland, Oregon 97231

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