Maine Fermentation Fair

October 6, 2024

Dandelion Spring Farm, Bowdoinham ME

The Fermentation Fair is an annual celebration of fermented food in Maine and a one-stop shop for learning different methods of fermentation. Come experience the flavor explosion and multi-cultural traditions of fermentation through workshops, demonstrations, vendors, samples, and the Fermentation Contest.


Kombucha, yogurt, sauerkraut, koji, and more…

Culture Swap

Bring a culture or two for the share table, take a new one home to experiment.

Ferment Contest

Enter a ferment into the contest and win a prize if you’re voted best in show.


Local businesses and farms offering miso and vinegar, garum and kimchi, vegan cheese, dairy, and more. See a full list on our Vendors page.

Food and Beer

From local breweries and food businesses