–Update: All vendor slots taken for 2022–

Interested in joining us in 2022?

This is a fermentation festival, so of course we’re looking for businesses that sell fermented food or drink, fermentation-related products, or services! If you sell food or drink, we ask that you provide samples during the festival. Note that any samples must be dispensed by the business that makes the food or drink.

The details

The vendor area includes outside booths on a lawn. We ask each vendor to provide signage, a 10′ x 10′ pop-up tent, 6-foot table, and any chairs they want. Alcohol Producers: You can apply to attend as well. Your product will be purchased and poured through the Botanist & Barrel Tasting Room, for compliance purposes. All vendors are asked to be set up by 12:30 p.m. on November 14th and remain set up until 5pm.

If you’re interested in being a vendor, email to sign up – we’re accepting applications until we’re full! It’s free to vend; we do ask for a refundable $25 deposit. If you don’t show we’ll keep the deposit. Otherwise we’ll send it back.

We’re asking vendors to announce the festival through posts on your social media accounts (i.e., Facebook and Instagram). We will provide you with the content for several posts to make it easy for you!

For questions about becoming a vendor, please email: or call (919) 766-2059.

Here are the amazing vendors we had at our 2021 festival!

Bull City Homebrew – providing you with supplies and ingredients for all your homebrewing and fermenting needs

Dare Vegan Cheese – a dairy-free cheese company with feet planted squarely in the cheesemaking tradition – sans the animal products, of course

Spicy Hermit Kimchi – traditional and seasonal kimchi crafted using fresh produce from local farms and time-honored fermentation methods

Baxter’s Bees Honey – delicious local, raw honey and honey products

Cary Pottery – handcrafted crocks and other pottery, produced from Laguna Clay and finished in colorful glazes by Master Potter Kenneth Neilsen

Millefiori Bakery – 100% gluten-free, botanically inspired breads, cakes, cookies, and pastry

Pleasant Burn – fermented hot sauces sourced from our gardens and local farmers markets, produced by hand, and in small batches

Boro Beverage Kombucha – Naturally fermented beverages – kombucha, shrubs, and wild sodas, packed with probiotics

Fermenti – producing living, probiotic rich fermented foods, handcrafted In Madison County, NC

Homebucha – crafting a new wave of ancient drinks – kombucha!

Two Chicks – using sustainably grown North Carolina produce and time, we produce delicious krauts, pickles, salsas, and kimchi

Prodigal Farm – handcrafted goat’s milk and cow’s milk cheeses

Circle City Supper Club – culinary experiences including seasonal supper club events, kids classes and summer camps and fun adult events