A celebration of the fermentation process bringing together science, education and the best of regional produce for a one-day festival. Immerse yourself in this unique event set against the charming backdrop of historic Rylstone and Kandos, in regional New South Wales.

Festival Highlights

Twilight Picnic

Join us for the festival signature event. Nestled on the banks of the Cudgegong River in Rylstone, the picnic will feature entertainment, bar and gourmet hampers, curated by Mudgee Made. Enjoy delicious food and wine from the region, set in an unforgettable location.

Workshops and Demos

All festival workshops are suitable for both first-timers and those experienced in the kitchen. Each class will teach participants about local, seasonal and sustainable produce. From kombucha making to native plant foraging, the workshop program features an exciting line-up of experts.


Enjoy special guest performers including headliner William Creighton’s 5-peice band plus country duo Smith and Jones at Fermenta’s Twilight Picnic.

The Globe Hotel Beer Festival

Grab a spot in the sun for one huge day at The Globe Hotel, Rylstone. Celebrate all things craft brewing with live tunes, expert brewers and over 100 beers on offer. This event is all ages with fun activities lined up for the whole family.

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