Friday Lunch until April. Next to Spirit on 52nd St off Butler. Starts 10:30am March 2nd
The Third Pittsburgh Fermentation Festival
Sunday February 18th at Spirit
Pittsburgh Fermentation Festival Variety Show and Potluck
Saturday February 17th at Garfield Community Center
Doors at 7pm/ Show at 8pm
This year’s events include:
Local, Small Business Fermentation Artisans featuring fermented foods and hand-made crafts.
Make-Your Own Activities: Sauerkraut, Miso, Chicha
Fermented Food Contest/ Culture Swap: Do you have the best kimchi is Pittsburgh? Or is sourdough bread your butter? Bring enough to sample and share by Noon on Sunday. Have extra cultures? Bring some to share! Contest voting and sampling all day with awards at 4pm. More information.
Fementer Olympics: Events at 12:30, 2:30, 3:30 (Final). Registration open at 11am until event is full. (10 spots available). More information
Family Fun: complete a Fermented Bingo card to be entered in a drawing for prizes! Peruse books or do some coloring in the “Ferment Library Pop-up” by the Carnegie Library.
Awards: 3:45pm @ Small Stage. Fermenter Olympics, Fermented Food Contest, Mold Pageant, and Bingo drawing.
Growing & Fermenting with the Seasons: With support from Grow Pittsburgh, join local farmers to get the most out of our growing seasons! Expert growers will be on hand to help you make a garden plan, present plant varieties best for our region, and help with seasonal sourcing. Share your favorite seasonal recipes on our “Fermenting with the Seasons” timeline.
Mainstage Workshops: Registration at event only. Limited space. No cost. Final details forthcoming. More information
- The Health Benefits of Fermented Foods with Jennet Mammedova, Perscription Foods 11:30am- 12:15
- Can Microbes Taste The Difference/ Microbe Stories with John Stolz, Professor Biological Sciences, Duquesne University 12:30pm- 1:15
- Making Fresh and Mold Ripened Goats Milk Cheeses with Matt Rychorcewicz, Cheesemaker, Goat Rodeo 1:30pm- 2:15
- Troubleshooting Ferments Q&A Roundtable with Trevett Hooper, Legume Bistro and Sally Frey, Professor Faulk School of Sustainability Chatham University 2:30pm- 3:15
Open-to-all Fermented Food Contest, many categories
Pittsburgh’s beloved Fermentation artisans
The First ever Fermenter Olympics
The infamous “Let’s Get Comfortable with Mold” table
Fermenting with the Seasons
Gardening for Food Production
And so on and soforth and so much more! Check back often for updated details.
Interested in participating in this year’s festival?
- To volunteer: firstname.lastname@example.org
- To perform, show art of related, at the festival or the festival variety show (Sat 17th): email@example.com
- To be a vendor, presenter, demoer, or something of tabling nature: fill out this form.
Ferment Pittsburgh is a project created to influence the growth of fermentation culture in our area. We offer classes, put on the annual Pittsburgh Fermentation Festival, and do activities to promote a better connection with harmoniously natural living. Please contact us with any questions regarding fermentation and culturing, whether you need advice or are looking for some starters.