Saturday, October 6, 2024, 12-5 PM

2024 Detailed Schedule Coming Soon!

Join us for a day of demonstrations, workshops, 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.

Past demos have included:

  • 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 will have a full line-up of vendors listed soon. If you’re interested in vending at the 2024 fair, please visit our vendor page.

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.

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.

2024 Workshop Lineup Coming Soon!