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July 22, 2021

FLX Fermentation Fest Explores the Art of Fermenting

WHAT: FLX Fermentation Fest is a two-day event celebrating the flavorful, funky, and profound aspects of fermented food and beverages. Over two days, the festival will invite attendees to develop their fermentation skills, highlight food and drink from regional fermenters, and explore the complex biological connections between humanity and nature as epitomized in fermented foods.

Cheryl Paswater of Contraband Ferments will be the weekend's chief fermentation guru, leading workshops throughout the weekend and offering the keynote lecture. 

On Saturday, August 14, attendees will enjoy a variety of activities including: 

  • Several workshops on everything from fermented veggies to shrubs and switchels
  • A vendor fair where the public can connect with regional fermenters and their products 
  • Family-friendly activities such as a science corner, kraut mob, kid's activities, and more!
  • A keynote lecture from Cheryl Paswater in the afternoon

On Sunday, August 15, attendees can enjoy two advanced workshops led by Cheryl Paswater. These workshops will be hands-on, 2.5-hour intensives exploring more advanced fermentation techniques and advanced registration is required. There will be no additional general admission activities available on Sunday.

Visitors can register for the event and see more details at



Saturday, August 14, from 10am-3pm.

Intensive workshop will be held on Sunday, August 15. Times vary.



This is a family-friendly event and visitors of all ages are encouraged to participate in activities on Saturday.

The intensive workshops on Sunday are geared toward an adult audience.



RMSC’s Cumming Nature Center

6472 Gulick Road

Naples, NY 14512

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