Take part in setting the Guinness World Record for making the largest recorded dish of sauerkraut 

Wells Food Festival • Sunday 14 October 2018 • 10am - 4pm


Sauerkrautathon 2018 - We Need You!

The Sauerkrautathon is an attempt to bring the flavour and health benefits of simple fermented foods to as many people as possible by attempting a Guinness World Record. This will require hundreds of people chopping and salting at least 200 kilos of cabbage. Come along, let us show you just how easy it is to make tasty, healthy fermented foods.

Bring your family, bring your friends or come on your own – everyone welcome. 
Sunday 14 October, 10am - 4pm. Entry to the Festival is free.


Mass Food Production, the Good Kind

The UK officially has the worst diet in Europe. Mass-produced, highly processed foods are one of the biggest contributors to long-term health issues – illnesses that drain us and our NHS. 

Fermented foods not only pack more flavour and health benefits than processed foods, but they're inexpensive to make. We want to spread the word about how easy it is to make sauerkraut and how good it is for our gut health.

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 Guy Watson, Photo Courtesy of Riverford Organic Farmers

Guy Watson, Photo Courtesy of Riverford Organic Farmers

Guest Speakers

Leading experts on food and gut health will be speaking on the day.

Speakers such as Guy Watson of Riverford Organic Farmers (above), Tim Spector, professor of Genetic Epidemiology and Director of the TwinsUK Registry at Kings College, London and director of the British Gut Project, Alana Macfarlane Kempner, DJ and co-founder of The Gut Stuff and many more. All talking about gut health from their own professional perspectives

Full List of Speakers

Help us Chop!

Sign-up for a one-hour slot to help us attempt the record. No experience needed, all are welcome.

We'll be chopping at least 200 kilos of cabbage, which will be pressed into large containers and stored, so the microbes naturally residing on the cabbage can ferment it. 

Find us in the large marquee, near the bandstand.

Entrance to the Festival is free. 

Sign Up Here


Ways to Get Involved


We’re looking for volunteers to help on the day, additional sponsors to support the event and for everyone to help spread the word on social media.

Learn more.

If you’d like to be involved in another way or have any questions, please email us at katie@katievenner.co.uk




The Trial Run

On July 28th, dozens of volunteers came together in Wells for a Sauerkrautathon trial run, testing our plan for the big day in October. We chopped a lot, learned a lot and enjoyed a pizza made by Katie and Gordon of Tracebridge Sourdough. This film is a tiny glimpse of how it went. Thanks to Paul Leyland of Cricklepit Media for the video.

Thank You to Our Sponsors


Riverford Organic Farmers is the perfect main sponsor for our event. Not only are they sponsoring our marquee, but they are also providing us with all the organic vegetables we need to make a very large amount of sauerkraut. Thank you Riverford.

We are so happy to have Yeo Valley Organic as a main sponsor. Yeo is very local to us and has long been a standard-bearer for ethics and principles in farming. They are supporting Sauerkrautathon in all sorts of ways and it is lovely to have them as part of our dream team.

We are thrilled to announce Symprove as a Sauerkrautathon main sponsor. What better partner for Sauerkrautathon, than a unique multi-strain live activated bacterial supplement with a totally unique delivery system? Symprove is part of the future of gut health – adding microbes to support health rather than killing them (as antibiotics do). Thank you for joining forces with us, Symprove.