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May 2016

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

May 14, 2016 at 8:00 am - 2:00 pm
Ljubljana Central Market, Adamič-Lundrovo nabrežje
Ljubljana, 2000 Slovenia
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Central Market in Ljubljana will be hosting event "The Countryside in the City: Gastronomy products from Slovenian farms". The event will include presentation of fine food and wine, farmer's way of life and traditional arts. The Central Market is one of the centres 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 on…

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June 2016

Sladolent – Maribor, Eastern Slovenia

June 24, 2016 - July 2, 2016
Lent, Usnjarska ulica 10
Maribor, 2000 Slovenia
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Festival Lent is one of the biggest summer festivals in Slovenia and Sladolent is a culinary part of it. Set in the old part of the city Lent on the river banks the festival is lively mixture of music, theatre, dance and other art performances. The food and wine part are taking important role in the last couple of years. Sladolent features some of the best Slovenian chefs, offering their creations in the street food way.

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July 2016

Polenta Festival – Ozeljan, Western Slovenia

July 16, 2016 - July 17, 2016
Ozeljan Ozeljan, 5261 Slovenia + Google Map

Polenta Festival will once again fill the streets of Ozeljan, the small village in the western Slovenia. Ozeljan lies close to city of Nova Gorica in the entrance of the beautiful Vipava Valley. The event celebrates Polenta, an ancient dish from the Roman times has become through the history an essential part of North Italian and Slovenian cuisine. In Ozeljan you will be able to taste polenta in many different varieties, some traditional and some surprisingly innovative. Gastronomic event will…

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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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March 2017

Odprta Kuhna food market – Ljubljana, Central Slovenia

March 24, 2017 - May 26, 2017
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 2017

The asparagus festival – Brestovica pri Komnu, Western Slovenia

April 2, 2017
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 21, 2017 - April 23, 2017
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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Olive oil and Chard festival – Padna, Western Slovenia

April 29, 2017 - May 1, 2017
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 2017

Artichoke Fest – Strunjan, Western Slovenia

May 27, 2017 - May 28, 2017
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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August 2017

Peach Festival – Prvačina, Western Slovenia

August 4, 2017 - August 5, 2017
Prvačina Prvačina, 5297 Slovenia + Google Map

Peach Festival a pleasant foodie weekend event which includes plenty of entertainment, educational and family programs. The festival takes place in lower Vipava valley which mild climate is ideal for cultivation of peaches and other fruits like apricots, persimmons and figs. The event will feature farmers market with product from peaches:  desserts, jams, spirits and many more. Especially popular is “Bovla” -a refreshing drink from local wine and peaches. The visit of the festival might also be opportunity to explore Vipavska…

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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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Bogračfest – Lendava, Eastern Slovenia

August 26, 2017
Lendava, old city centre, Glavna ulica
Lendava, 9220 Slovenia
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In the old town of Lendava, amidst the historical townhouses at the foot of the picturesque Lendava vineyards, the largest competition in cooking bograč in Slovenia has been held for over a decade now. The event is actually a culinary festival, during which bograč is massively prepared in cauldrons along the main street by the competing teams. Apart from this traditional food of the wine-growing region, various other local delicacies are served: Lendava pretzels, crackling cakes, etc. Finally, this varied…

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September 2017

Sweet Istria – Koper, Western Slovenia

September 23, 2017 - September 24, 2017
Koper City Centre Koper, 6000 Slovenia + Google Map

The annual Sweet Istria (Sladka Istra) Festival is a great way to discover the coastal city of Koper and enjoy desserts and other sweet delicacies which will be offered on the stands set up in the old city centre. Sweet Istria is the biggest event of its kind in Slovenia and it attracts a large number of locals and tourists. Besides the tastings and sightseeing program includes workshops, master classes and entertainment performances. The part of the event are also 3 sweet contests…

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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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Restaurant Week – Slovenia

October 13, 2017 - October 22, 2017
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://www.rad-dobrojem.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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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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