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May 2016

Refosco Festival – Marezige, Western Slovenia

May 20, 2016 - May 29, 2016
Marezige Marezige, Slovenia + Google Map

Refosco festival is one of the oldest wine events in Slovenia. It is dedicated to Refosco – an indigenous dark-skinned grape variety and its wines. As it is usual the case with the Slovenian wine events, is not just all about the wine. You might get pleasantly surprised with complementary offer of local food products and presentation of cultural heritage of Istrian countryside.

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From Wine Maker to Olive Oil Maker – Farms in Slovenian Istria, Western Slovenia

May 28, 2016
Farms in Slovenian Istria, Marezige 6273 Slovenia + Google Map

This event highlights wines and olive oils produced on the farms in Slovenian Istria. The hinterland of Slovene coast boasts with many excellent producers of olive oil and wines, which will open the door of their estates to the visitors and offer wine and food tastings. Olive oil from this region is well known for its distinctive quality and taste (for more information please refer to http://www.slovenska-istra.si/index.php?lang=3&id=115) For this event free shuttle bus will be organised, from the town of…

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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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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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Rebula and Olive Oil Festival – Višnjevik, Western Slovenia

April 7, 2017 - April 9, 2017
Višnjevik Višnjevik, Slovenia + Google Map

Olive Oil from Brda (Source: www.slovenia.info). Rebula and Olive Oil Festival is a traditional wine and food festival which takes place every spring in Višnjevik, a small village in one of the finest Slovenian wine regions Brda. Višnjevik is a native place of Rebula and it was first mentioned in the local books already in 14th century. Rebula makes usually a light, fresh wines. Lately the grape has been successfully used for sparkling wines. Event also celebrates local olives and olive products which will be…

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Brda and Wine – Šmartno, Western Slovenia

April 22, 2017 - April 23, 2017
Šmartno, Brda Šmartno, 5211 + Google Map

Šmartno Village (Source: www.slovenia.info). Brda and Wine is a traditional event in the village of Šmartno in the heart of Brda wine region. Close to the Italian border, the event introduces the best from both countries – presented wines come from Slovenian Brda and Italian Colio. Both regions have done a huge step forward in the last decades and are now considered as one the premier wine regions in their home countries. Guided tour and tasting excellent traditional of the local food, will…

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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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In the heart of the land of Terrano wine – Tomaj, Western Slovenia

May 27, 2017
Tomaj Tomaj, Slovenia + Google Map

Karst landscape(Source: www.slovenia.info) Terrano Wine home land in Slovenia is a Karst region, where the refosco  vine grows on the red soil called "Terra Rossa" or " Jerina". Terrano contains a lot of minerals and is widely recommended for its health benefits.  At some point in the past Terran was even sold in the pharmacies. This beautiful medicine will be presented by local wine makers on this event, they will open their cellars and invite you to the  tastings.

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June 2017

Wine Days in Brda – Brda, Western Slovenia

June 3, 2017 - June 4, 2017
Brda, Goriška Brda Slovenia + Google Map

Wine Cellar in Brda (Source: TIC Brda). Wine Days in Brda offers an excellent opportunity to explore  one of the most vibrant wine regions in Slovenia. Wine makers will open their cellar doors, and present their wines, among them indigenous and traditional wines from the region Rebula, Pikolit, Sauvignonasse and Verduc.

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July 2017

Fishermen’s days of Hotiza – Hotiza, Eastern Slovenia

July 13, 2017 - July 15, 2017

During the traditional summer event known as the Hotiza Fishing Days, which abounds in cultural events and musical entertainment, you can learn about the lives and the unspoilt nature along the Mura river. The most important part of the event is definitely the fish, prepared in a traditional, more than a century old, way of the Hotiza village. Do visit the Hotiza Fishing Days and enjoy the exceptional surroundings, the coolness of the trees along the Mura river and the…

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Wine and Garlic Festival – Nova Vas nad Dragonjo, Western Slovenia

July 15, 2017 - July 16, 2017
Nova Vas nad Dragonjo,
Nova Vas nad Dragonjo, Slovenia
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(Source: https://www.slovenia.info) Wine and Garlic festival is a pleasant event, set in the small village close to Piran - gem of the Slovenian coast.  The event offers local wines, notably Malvasia and Refosco, garlic and local gourmet products.

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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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Teran Wine and Prosciutto Festival – Dutovlje, Western Slovenia

August 12, 2017 - August 13, 2017
Dutovlje Dutovlje, 6221 Slovenia

Terano Wine and Prosciutto are well regarded culinary companions of Slovenian Karst, and they are celebrated during the two days Festival in Dutovlje. The festival boasts eventful program which includes art exhibitions, presentation of the best Teran wines, tastings, hiking and even guided tours of the prosciutto manufacture. Prosciutto from the Slovenian Karst region is due to its uniqueness protected with EU designation of origin label. The recipe itself is surprisingly simple – its sole ingredients are meat, salt and plenty…

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October 2017

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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November 2017

The celebration of St. Martin’s Day on Karst – Karst region, Western Slovenia

November 11, 2017
Karst Štanjel, 6222 Slovenia + Google Map

St. Martin's Day in Slovenian Karst is a regional traditional event worth visiting. Karst is a region of captivating landscape, known for its great food and unique wines. The place is picturesque, mostly farming, packed with natural sights and old, interesting villages. Event central point will be market in the village of Štanjel. Market ,  wine estates and wine cellars in the region will be linked with the free bus service. Event will include lot of complementary activities: visit of the…

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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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