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MEDIA ALERT: FLX Fermentation Festival August 17–18

    RMSC Cumming Nature Center to host inaugural event


    The Rochester Museum and Science Center (RMSC) Cumming Nature Center will present the inaugural FLX Fermentation Festival, a celebration of regional abundance through the art of fermentation. Throughout the weekend, visitors will explore the hands-on science and artisan craft of fermentation through lectures, workshops, and demonstrations. The festival will also feature a tasting fair with local food trucks, eateries, and purveyors. 


    Internationally renowned fermentation expert and author Sandor Katz will lead workshops Saturday and Sunday and give the keynote lecture on Saturday

    Participating vendors will include Atwater Estate Vineyards, Blackduck Cidery, Crooked Carrot Kimchi, FLX Kombucha, Food & Ferments, Fruition Seeds, Kimchenius!, MacDonald Farms, Osmote Wine, Other Half Brewing, and Smugtown Mushrooms.


    Saturday, Aug. 17–Sunday, Aug. 18, 2019
    Visit for event schedule and ticket information


    RMSC Cumming Nature Center
    6472 Gulick Road
    Naples, NY 14512

    The Cumming Nature Center is a dynamic, 900-acre environmental education facility that celebrates the unique landscape and culture of the Finger Lakes region through experiential learning opportunities and thoughtful exhibits. Educational programming at the Nature Center explores the complex relationship between humans and the natural world. These programs are designed to inspire innovative thinking among participants and provide them with the tools, knowledge and confidence to take action in the face of local, regional and global challenges. The preserve includes six miles of trails and countless opportunities to connect with the outdoors.

    Rochester Museum & Science Center (RMSC) includes the Science Museum, Strasenburgh Planetarium and Cumming Nature Center. Offering experiences at the Museum with more than 200 interactive exhibits, Planetarium with a 65-foot dome and Nature Center on 900 acres, the RMSC stimulates community interest in exploration. In addition, the more than 1.2 million RMSC collection items tell the story of Rochester’s past and present, including its rich history of innovation and invention. RMSC receives major funding from Monroe County, where it is one of the top three most visited attractions serving children and families. For more information about RMSC, visit Connect with us on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and Instagram.