Fizz, Bubble & Art
By Wendy Allen | Photos By by various, courtesy of Fermentation Fest 0
Shawndell Marks performing on the 2012 Farm/Art DTour.
For ten days in October, the rolling landscape around Reedsburg fizzes with its annual Fermentation Festival, a combination art-and-food fest organized by the Wormfarm Institute. Not confined to a single location, the fest encompasses town and countryside. Classes and special events are held in downtown Reedsburg, and a driving “DTour” of the area reveals temporary art installations and performances sprouting in fields and along roadsides. It’s a unique event put on by passionate advocates for land-based art, local food and rural development.
"Cribs": Artwork by Brenda Baker, 2012. Photo by Jeremy Mundth.
October 4-13: See complete 2013 schedule at fermentationfest. com. Visit ediblemadison.com in October for more about this year’s Fermentation Fest activities.
"Kominy Tractor": Artwork by Heath Matysek-Snyder. Photo by Katrin Talbot.
“Pasture Performance of Jess and Jess Aerial Dance” photo by Katrin Talbot.
Kraut-making class. Photo by Katrin Talbot