We're so happy that we're less than a week away from this year's 4th annual Portland Fermentation Festival! The 2011 festival was so well attended we had a line down the stairs and around the block at Ecotrust. Last year, the thought of tackling such a popular festival was just too overwhelming for David, George and I so we decided to skip it and come back even stronger this year.
We've made some changes this year so that you won't be crushed during the festival and so that you won't have to wait and hour and a half to get in. The biggest changes: advanced ticket sales, different types of tickets: two tastings and Sandor's talk (the talk is sold out -- sorry! Tickets to tastings are still available), use of the mezzanine, and rooftop food and drink sales and music by DJ Pickle Barrel. I'll let the press release speak for itself below. Please come join us for the good, stinky fun on the 23rd!
Aaaand here are a few photos from our crazy 4:30am to 9am stint on KPTV's Fox News Good Day Oregon early this morning to promote the festival from 4:30am to 9am. Ouch.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Organizers & Media Contacts: Liz Crain lizcrain at gmail dot com George Winborn gw.winborn at gmail dot com David Barber briney at picklopolis dot com Open-to-the-public, all ages celebration of fermented food and drink. Bring kraut, try kraut. Bring miso, try miso. Come out for Portland's fermented food and drink skill sharing, recipe sharing and tasting event of the year. We are very pleased to announce that this year's special guest is Sandor Ellix Katz, author of Wild Fermentation, The Art of Fermentation and The Revolution Will Not Be Microwaved. In addition to all sorts of fermented food and drink samples enjoy rooftop food and beverage sales from Reverend Nat's Hard Cider, Upright Brewery and Bingo Sandwiches and music from DJ Pickle Barrel. Fourth Annual Portland Fermentation Festival Wednesday, October 23rd 6:00-9:30pm Ecotrust’s Billy Frank Jr. Conference Center Rooftop food and drink sales and music from DJ Pickle Barrel 721 NW 9th Ave. Portland, OR All ages, open to the public, $10-$20 Children 12 and younger attend for free www.portlandfermentationfestival.com Come celebrate pickling season at the Fourth Annual Portland Fermentation Festival at Ecotrust. Taste and share homemade live, fermented food and drinks made by professionals and home fermentation enthusiasts at the event that brought out more than 500 attendees in 2011. Talk to fellow fermenters, exchange cultures and recipes, get advice from local food fermentation enthusiasts, and sample everything from sour pickles, miso and kefir to cheese, hard cider, and mead. Visit the website above for more information on how to enter fermented goods and cultures for the event. If you'd like to see what past Portland Fermentation Festivals have been like check out some coverage: Willamette WeekOPBFood Lover's Guide to PortlandKBOO Food Show Portland Farmers Market video