Welcome to the Festival!

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The third annual San Diego Fermentation Festival was held

Saturday, February 4
at San Diego Waterfront Park

Celebrating Food, Culture, Knowledge, and Community

  • Keynote Presentation: UCSD Panel of Microbiome Experts!
    Keynote Presentation: UCSD Panel of Microbiome Experts!
  • Discussion: Eat Real Food!
    Discussion: Eat Real Food!
  • Discussion: Beer Making Ingredients & Process 101 by George Thornton
    Discussion: Beer Making Ingredients & Process 101 by George Thornton
  • Discussion: The Why and How of Coffee Fermentation
    Discussion: The Why and How of Coffee Fermentation
  • Ambrosia Garden (21+) featuring tasters of wine, beer, cider, mead
    Ambrosia Garden (21+) featuring tasters of wine, beer, cider, mead
  • Proceeds benefitting Wild Willow Farm
    Proceeds benefitting Wild Willow Farm
  • Discussion: The Amazing Honey Bee by Hilary Kearney
    Discussion: The Amazing Honey Bee by Hilary Kearney
  • Free Yoga classes by Hoppy Yoga!
    Free Yoga classes by Hoppy Yoga!
  • Live Music by Coral Bells Band
    Live Music by Coral Bells Band
  • DIY Fermentation Station
    DIY Fermentation Station
  • Discussion: Fermented Drinks: Nature’s Healthy “Sodas” by Hannah Crum
    Discussion: Fermented Drinks: Nature’s Healthy “Sodas” by Hannah Crum
  • Over a Dozen Workshops and Discussions
    Over a Dozen Workshops and Discussions
  • Samples from the Makers Marketplace
    Samples from the Makers Marketplace
  • DIY Fermenting Stations
    DIY Fermenting Stations
  • Makers Marketplace
    Makers Marketplace
  • Discussion: Start a Food Product Business from Home from Lisa & John
    Discussion: Start a Food Product Business from Home from Lisa & John
  • Fermentation Workshops and Demonstrations
    Fermentation Workshops and Demonstrations
  • Makers Marketplace
    Makers Marketplace

The San Diego Fermentation Festival is a family-friendly outdoor festival featuring:

  • Makers Marketplace showcasing the southern California bounty of artisanal foodmakers and brewers
  • Keynote presentation panel about the human microbiome by Dr. Rob Knight, Prof. Rachel Dutton, and Dr. Embriette Hyde, of UCSD
  • An Ambrosia Garden (21+) featuring fermented adult beverages such as mead, beer, kombucha* and wine
  • Workshops and presentations given by fermentation experts covering how and why to make and eat fermented foods and beverages
  • Do-It-Yourself Fermentation stations where you can learn hands-on how to make fermented food
  • Wellness Pavilion– Give your Whole Self a break! Yoga classes, sound healing, other relaxation and rejuvenation activities
  • Live music and Entertainment

Proceeds from the Ambrosia Garden will be donated to Wild Willow Farm & Education Center.


The Festival is being supported by these generous sponsors:

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