Love the pickle? You’ll love this new festival dedicated to fermenting in Mudgee


Fermenting’s the unsung hero of the kitchen. If ever you wanted to make stuff last forever, it’s the number one tool for success. And the best bit? It’s literally so easy, you’ll wonder why you haven’t done it yourself sooner and been opting for super expensive pre-done options from the supermarket for years.

There’s a festival happening in Mudgee to know about, if this is up your street, called Fermenta, celebrating fermenting in the format of a twilight picnic.

Headlining events to look forward to are: breakfast with an alpaca, ‘Wild stories’ foraging guide, kombucha demonstration and brewing workshops, how to make honey ginger beer, sourdough crumpets making, chocolate fermentation classes and even a traditional sauerkraut demonstration.

Fermenta is supported by the NSW Government through Create NSW and Department of Planning, Industry and Environment’s The Festival of Place – Summer Fund and the Australian Government’s Regional Tourism Bushfire Recovery Fund.

For more info and to get tickets, head to the Fermenta website