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August 2016

Pun Pisker – Maribor, Eastern Slovenia

August 12, 2016 at 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Maribor Centre -Trg Leona Štuklja, Trg Leona Štuklja
Maribor, 2000 Slovenia
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Pun Pisker (which can be translated to full pot of food) presents offer of the local restaurants, wine and beer in the centre of Maribor. Event takes place every Friday in the summer months from 10 am to 10 pm. This is essentially street food event, nevertheless on the menu are some very innovative dishes prepared with local ingredients at affordable prices. Selection of wines is good and truly local (coming from vineyards less than 20 km away) and provide fine…

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August 2017

Festival of Fish Delicacies in Bohinjska Bela – Bohinjska Bela, Northern Slovenia

August 11, 2017 - August 13, 2017
Bohinjska Bela Bohinjska Bela, 4263 Slovenia + Google Map

Festival of Fish Delicacies in Bohinjska Bela is an annual event organised by the local fishing club. Additional to culinary delights, not limited to fish food only, you will be able to enjoy in music and entertainment program. The large tent will be set up to make sure that event takes place in every kind of weather.

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September 2017

Jestival Food & Art festival – Kobarid, Western Slovenia

September 30, 2017
Kobarid Kobarid, 5222 Slovenia + Google Map

Jestival is a one day Food and Art festival held every year in a little town of Kobarid. Kobarid lies on river Soča – divine, turquoise coloured and astonishing clean alpine river which flows along the Slovenian border to Italy and is one of the main touristic attractions of the region. In the last few years the region established itself as an ideal festival location, featuring great organization and smart marketing. Jestival is a food event which promotes local food…

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October 2017

The Karst Cuisine Month – Slovenian Karst, Western Slovenia

October 6, 2017 - October 7, 2017
Karst Štanjel, 6222 Slovenia + Google Map

Slovenian Karst is the great region to explore in the autumn. Days can be very still warm; the landscape is colourful and peaceful. Karst cuisine is dominated by autumn vegetables, fruits, and mushrooms. For the whole month, the restaurants in the region present seasonal menus, with local ingredients for reasonable prices. Booking is recommended.

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Chestnut Festival – Vitovlje, Western Slovenia

October 21, 2017 - October 22, 2017
Vitovlje Vitovlje, 5261 Slovenia + Google Map

Chestnut Festival is a traditional autumn weekend event,  happening in Vitovlje, small village in the Western Slovenia, not far from Nova Gorica. The hillsides around Vitovlje are famous for its Chestnut friendly terroir. Chestnuts which can be found here are marrons – the chestnuts of excellent quality and larger in size as the one usually finds in forests around Slovenia. The event takes place the 3rd weekend in October when the chestnut season is at its peak. This year it celebrates…

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Čokoljana chocolate festival – Ljubljana, Central Slovenia

October 21, 2017
Pogačarjev trg, Pogačarjev trg
Ljubljana, 1000 Slovenia
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Čokoljana is an outdoor festival which takes place in the old Ljubljana and is fully dedicated to chocolate and chocolate delicacies. It is a lively event with workshops, presentations and of course lots of tastings.

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November 2017

Persimmon Fruit Feast – Strunjan, Western Slovenia

November 19, 2017
Strunjan, Strunjan
Strunjan, 6320 Slovenia
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Strunjan a settlement on the Slovenian coast is well-known for its special mild microclimate and excellent conditions to grow varieties of sun loving fruits and vegetables. The Persimmon Fruit Feast is celebrating this beautiful fruit, the land and local culinary and cultural traditions. This food event will be accompanied by art and cultural performances, lectures and competition for the biggest persimmon of Strunjan. Strunjan area is protected as a natural reserve ( for more information please refer to http://www.portoroz.si/en/experience/natural-attractions/strunjan-cliff). Its…

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Wine Taste Buds Events – Maribor, Eastern Slovenia

November 23, 2017
Restaurant Vnukec, Ob Blažovnici 86
Limbuš, 2341 Slovenia
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Vinske Brbončice (Wine Taste Buds) – organizers of the culinary and tasting event s invite to the fine food and wine evening in the restaurant Vnukec in Maribor. This time they will present delicacies from white truffles and wines MonteMoro from Slovenian Istria region. For booking inquiries please contact: +386 41 512 881

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December 2017

Potica days – Bled, Northern Slovenia

December 8, 2017 - December 10, 2017

Potica baking demonstration is a pleasant food event which takes place in advent time on the Lake Bled. Potica is the most famous Slovenian dessert, enjoyed during the main holidays, especially during Christmas and Easter. It is symbol of national cuisine and depicted on many covers of cooking books. The most popular and widespread potica is made with walnut filling. Potica baking demonstration will be held on the idyllic Bled Island, which is certainly the most known island in the…

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January 2018

GASTexpo Fair – Ljubljana, Central Slovenia

January 31, 2018 - February 3, 2018
GR – Gospodarsko Razstavisce, Dunajska cesta 18
Ljubljana, 1000 Slovenia
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Gastronomy fair in Ljubljana offering tastings, workshops, and competitions. This years program for the first time includes guided beer tasting and beer brewing workshops.

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February 2018

Traditional Herring Feast – Ljubljana, Central Slovenia

February 14, 2018
Grand Hotel Union, Miklošičeva cesta 1
Ljubljana, Slovenia
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Traditional Herring Feast is a high class culinary event which takes place in one of the Ljubljana's most eminent hotel Grand Hotel Union . It's tradition goes way back in 1908 and during this time has evolved in one of the finest high end cuisine event Slovenia has to offer. For Interesting facts about the history of this event please use the following link: http://www.union-hotels.eu/en/home/90th-traditional-herring-feast-in-grand-hotel-union/

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March 2018

Restaurant Week – Slovenia

March 16, 2018 - March 25, 2018
Restaurants around Slovenia Slovenia + Google Map

JP  restaurant in Ljubljana (source: www.slovenia.info, photo: Tomo Jeseničnik) Top Slovenian restaurants are inviting you to taste their culinary delights at reasonable prices during the Restaurant week. The event takes place twice every year: in spring and autumn. The first initiative was launched in Maribor in 2012, by the renown Slovenian food critic and writer Uroš Mencinger (http://vivi.si) and has since then spread around the country. Last year both events attracted more than 70.000 food lovers from Slovenia and abroad. Restaurant…

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Coffee Festival Slovenia – Celje – Eastern Slovenia

March 17, 2018 - March 18, 2018
Celje Showground, Dečkova cesta 1
Celje, 3000 Slovenia
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Coffee Festival Slovenia is a lively event, filled with discussions, tastings, workshops and expert lectures. Festival hosts some large coffee brands and boutique coffee roasters and is gaining popularity - in 2017 number of visitors exceeded 20.000.

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Odprta Kuhna food market – Ljubljana, Central Slovenia

March 23, 2018
Pogačarjev trg, Pogačarjev trg
Ljubljana, 1000 Slovenia
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Open Market Ljubljana (Source www.slovenia.info,, author,Jošt Gantar) Odprta Kuhna – Open Kitchen is almost a year long open air gastronomic event which takes place every Friday throughout the spring, summer and autumn. It is held on “Pogačarjev trg” square in the Ljubljana City Centre – which is essentially part of Ljubljana's Central Market. With Cathedral and Ljubljana Castle in the background and right next to the river banks you will be able to enjoy variety of world cuisine, wine and…

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April 2018

The asparagus festival – Brestovica pri Komnu, Western Slovenia

April 8, 2018
Brestovica pri Komnu, Brestovica pri Komnu Komen 6223 Slovenia + Google Map

Delicacies from wild asparagus (Source: www.slovenia.info). The culinary part, of event which follows next features many traditional and modern dishes from wild asparagus. It is accompanied by enjoyable side events and is also introduction to month of asparagus, which takes place around the same location from the middle of April until the middle of May. In the past wild Asparagus has been popular food of local Shepherds. They are not just extremely tasty but also rich source of vitamins, minerals and antioxidants.

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Chocolate Festival – Radovljica, Northern Slovenia

April 20, 2018 - April 22, 2018
Old Town Centre of Radovljica Radovljica, 4240 Slovenia + Google Map

Radovljica old town (Source: www.slovenia.info) The Chocolate Festival, the first and only festival of this kind in Slovenia, is organised every year in April. Visit the Festival in the old town centre and taste, smell and see chocolate in a variety of forms, tastes and colours.

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The Countryside in the City: Gastronomy products from Slovenian farms – Ljubljana, Central Slovenia

April 21, 2018
Ljubljana Central Market, Adamič-Lundrovo nabrežje
Ljubljana, 2000 Slovenia
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Central Market in Ljubljana will host an event "The Countryside in the City: Gastronomy products from Slovenian farms". The event will include the presentation of fine food and wine, farmer's way of life and traditional arts. The Central Market is one of the centers of Ljubljana’s lively food scene: it hosts daily food market (worth visiting) and open Kitchen event (also published on our side). It is placed in the heart of the old town, surrounded by beautiful Plečnik arcades…

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Olive oil and Chard festival – Padna, Western Slovenia

April 28, 2018 - April 30, 2018
Padna Padna, 6333 Slovenia + Google Map

Olive oil and Chard festival is celebrated in the beginning of summer in a village of Padna in Slovenian Istria. Padna is a small, picturesque village with less than 200 inhabitants, located in the hinterland of a beautiful coastal town Piran. Through the history village has become famous for its natural products, notably olive oil and chard, both popular ingredients of Mediterranean cuisine. Festival will feature farmer market, art program, free guided tour of the village, hiking tour, children events…

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May 2018

Days of honey – Polhov Gradec, Western Slovenia

May 17, 2018 - May 20, 2018
Polhov Gradec Castle, Polhov Gradec 61
Polhov Gradec, 1355 Slovenia
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Days of Honey is a delightful, interesting 4 days lasting event with close to 30 years tradition. It features lectures, presentation, and tasting of honey and various honey products. The organisers pay a special attention to the educational part, raising awareness on honey's production, its role in culinary and the health benefits. Festival takes place in the beautiful Polhov Gradec Castle which history goes back to the 11th century (http://www.tms.si/index.php?m_id=zgodovina-gradu-polhov-gradec&lang=2).

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Artichoke Fest – Strunjan, Western Slovenia

May 26, 2018 - May 27, 2018
Strunjan, Strunjan
Strunjan, 6320 Slovenia
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Coastal view from the hills above Strunjan (Source: www.slovenia.info). Strunjan is a small village on the Slovenian coast surrounded by the beautiful Mediterranean natural vegetation protected as a Natural Part. Strunjan is hosting two fine food events yearly - the Artichoke Fest held traditionally in May and Persimmon Festival (which we also publish on this site), which takes place in the middle of November. Artichokes are the local products of the region and they will be offered in many different…

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June 2018

Karst prosciutto festival – Ljubljana, Central Slovenia

June 9, 2018
Pogačarjev trg, Pogačarjev trg
Ljubljana, 1000 Slovenia
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Prosciutto from Slovenian Karst is celebrated in the city center of Slovenian capital. Known for its distinctive taste Karst prosciutto is superb local product and also a great wine companion (more info: http://www.kras.si/?lng=eng&vie=ctl&gr1=kraPrs)

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