Saturday, October 21, 2-5 PM

Join us for an afternoon of demonstrations, knowledge sharing, and celebration of fermented food!

Demonstrations: Home fermenters and hobbyists who are passionate about their craft are on-hand to answer any and all questions you might have about fermentation.

Demos include:

  • Sauerkraut
  • Kombucha
  • Kefir
  • Cider
  • Kimchi
  • Koji
  • Yogurt
  • Sourdough
  • …and more!

Culture Swap Table: Bring a culture or two to share. If possible, please separate offerings into individual-sized portions for people to take home. Also make sure it is clearly labeled! We will have supplies on hand if you forget.

Ferment Contest: This has been a highlight of the fair in the past. Bring your creations to the Contest Table and fill out an entry card with the name of your ferment and an ingredients list. Everyone is welcome to sample and vote on their favorite. We’ll tally the votes at the end and the winner takes home a prize.

Vendors: We are very excited to welcome vendors to the Fair this year. Please check out our vendor page to see all the amazing Maine businesses who are joining us.

Raffle: To help offset costs of the event, we’ll have a raffle with some sweet prizes. Tickets are $5 a piece and support our parent nonprofit, Maine Ferments.

Donations: Please bring a few bucks to drop in the donation jar at the door if you’re able to help pay for the venue. We rely on your contributions to keep the Fair free and open to all. 10% of all door proceeds will be donated to Food For All Services, a nonprofit African Market that provides food-insecure immigrants with low-barrier and dignified access to culturally-appropriate food.

Location: Dandelion Spring Farm is located at 961 Ridge Road in Bowdoinham, 3 miles off of 295. Take exit 43 towards Richmond and turn right at Dunkin onto the Ridge Rd. The farm is two miles down on the left. You’ll see signs for parking just before the farm on the right.

Accessibility: The Hive is ADA accessible with a few parking spots nearby reserved for those with limited mobility. Additional parking is a 4 minute walk – follow the signs to the farm. Please consider carpooling to the Fair.

Sunday, October 22, 10-4 PM: Workshops

A full day of workshops is offered at tiered pricing: $10 / $30 / $50 for the day. Please pay what feels right and reach out if none of this is possible for you. We will not turn anyone due to lack of funds.