Announcing the Final Lineup & Schedule

We’ve posted the lineup with times, including our Music Stage and Wellness Pavilion! Now you can plan your day of learning and fun at the Festival! Knowledge is one of the pillars of our fermentation community. We have some amazing discussions and workshops to teach you a wide variety of subjects, from the human microbiome, to how fermentation is used to transform food, to how make the best probiotic foods…

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Volunteer Applications Now Open!

UPDATE 24-January: We have enough volunteers for this year’s Festival. Thank you! We rely on the support of the community to help make the Festival a fun and fulfilling event! We have a limited number of Volunteer Application spaces available. In exchange for three hours of your time and talent, you will get free General Admission access to the Festival! Click here to submit a Volunteer Application! After you apply, we will…

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Festival Selects Wild Willow Farm as its Beneficiary

San Diego, California– The San Diego Fermentation Festival is thrilled to announce its beneficiary for the 2017 Festival. Proceeds from the Ambrosia Garden will be donated to Wild Willow Farm & Education Center. Wild Willow Farm & Education Center is a six-acre working farm located in the (literal) southwest corner of the United States, less than three miles from the Pacific Ocean and two-thirds mile north of the Mexican Border….

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Location and Accommodations for the 2017

We’re excited to announce that this year’s Festival will take place on the Civic Green at the Waterfront Park in downtown San Diego. Parking can be a challenge. Here are some recommended public parking garages and lots in the area. Accommodations Visiting the San Diego Fermentation Festival from out of town? We are working with some nearby hotels in order to offer you special block rates for the Festival. Stay…

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Now Accepting Makers Marketplace Applications!

We have officially opened and are accepting applications for our 2017 Makers Marketplace! This is an important part of the Festival, where they get to showcase their fine products and services, and we get to highlight the importance of our local and regional artisan small businesses. The festival is expecting up to 1,800 guests this year, and will be held in a busy downtown location. Own a small food-related (especially…

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Music by Coral Bells!

We’re thrilled to announce that local band Coral Bells will be playing live throughout the day at the 3rd annual San Diego Fermentation Festival at Waterfront Park! Coral Bells is an Imperial Beach local six-piece folky amalgamation of Southern California beach dwellers specializing in Sixties nostalgic covers and whiskey written originals.

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