2018 Summer Symposium
June 21-23, 2018
Lexington, KY

Lexington, Kentucky, is a food and literature citadel, an idealized college town where farmers and cooks and writers tell new stories about the South. Join SFA for a three-day Summer Symposium that explores this diverse city, at the heart of the Bluegrass region and on the cusp of Appalachia. Through lectures, oral history presentations, documentary films, dinners, tastings, and experiences, SFA will frame the centrality of Kentucky in the regional food conversation.

On this page, you’ll find everything you need for the summer event. If you have questions, contact info@southernfoodways.org.

Schedule of Events

Locals’ Guide to Lexington

Presenter and Chef Biographies


Registration List

Black Soil Farmers List

Parking and Transportation

Also, for your convenience, we’ve put everything you need (except weather) into one convenient .pdf file. Download that file here.

Please print this .pdf file and bring it with you to Lexington. We will not have copies of this information available at registration.

Should you have questions about this information prior to Wednesday, email info@southernfoodways.org. After Wednesday, call either Mary Beth Lasseter (662-607-2054) or Melissa Hall (662-801-5046) with inquiries.