Annual Ferment Festival of Marshall, NC

Culturing Community

This event aims to create space for all members of Marshall and surrounding communities to join together in ways that honor each other and the land in support of fermentation, food preservation, farming and food stability in Madison County. All profits from the festival will be donated to the Beacon of Hope Food Bank. There will be demos on food preservation, primarily fermentation-based, as well as music, local speakers, a culture-focused photography exhibit, and vendors ranging from local farms to local potters, fermenters, crafters and much more! A bounce house and other children's activities will be available to entertain the young ones -- childcare provided. Please Check Out More Through Our Facebook Event !

Event Presented by Fermenti. LLC

Event is from 2-6pm on Sunday November 5th 2017

Location/Facility Donated by the NC Co-Operative Extension Office

Event will be held at the Extension Office at 258 Carolina Ln, Marshall, NC 28753



NC Co Operative Extension Office

258 Carolina Ln Marshall 28753

(828) 649-2411

Directions to Event

*From Asheville take 19-23/I26 North to the Marshall Exit 19-A.  Follow Hwy 25/70 North/West for 9.3 miles, after the 4 lane road becomes a 2 lane road turn RIGHT onto LONG BRANCH ROAD 

*From the direction of Madison High School travel on Hwy 25/70 South/East past AB Tech, cross the over pass and take the second LEFT onto LONG BRANCH ROAD. 

*From Mars Hill take Exit 11 to HWY 213 toward Marshall approximately 11 miles.  At the 25/70 intersection take the Asheville exit onto 25/70 SE.   Once on 25/70 take the second paved road to the left, LONG BRANCH ROAD. 

-Once on LONG BRANCH ROAD go .4 miles and turn RIGHT onto KENPACK LANE (first road on the right).  Then go .2 miles and turn RIGHT onto ELDERBERRY LANE (first road on the right), then IMMEDIATLEY turn LEFT onto CAROLINA LANE.

Go .2 miles (you will pass ball fields on the left) and Madison County Cooperative Extension will be to your left (you will see NC Cooperative Extension sign in front of parking lot and a sign on the building).

There will be additional Fermenting Festival Signs Along the Way with Beacon of Hope Balloons attached!

How to Order a Recipe Book(s)

If you would like to order a First Annual Fall Fermenting Festival:Cultivating Community, Recipe Booklet 2017 Please send an email to 

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