Pun Pisker – Maribor, Eastern Slovenia

Maribor Centre -Trg Leona Štuklja Trg Leona Štuklja, Maribor, Slovenia

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 […]

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

Bohinjska Bela Bohinjska Bela, Slovenia

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 […]

Wine Taste Buds Events – Maribor, Eastern Slovenia

Restaurant Vnukec Ob Blažovnici 86, Limbuš, Slovenia

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

Traditional Herring Feast – Ljubljana, Central Slovenia

Grand Hotel Union Miklošičeva cesta 1, Ljubljana, Slovenia

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 […]

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

Ljubljana Central Market Adamič-Lundrovo nabrežje, Ljubljana, Slovenia

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 […]

Days of honey – Polhov Gradec, Western Slovenia

Polhov Gradec Castle Polhov Gradec 61, Polhov Gradec, Slovenia

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 […]

Fish soup competition – Lendava, Eastern Slovenia

Lendava Lendava, Lendava, Slovenia

Hearty fish chowders will be cooked in Lendava during the annual International fish chowder competition. Lendava is a town in eastern Slovenia well known for its Pannonian culinary delights - in 2011 Lendava was proclaimed the world capital of bograč – a traditional indigenous stew cooked with different types of meats slow cooked in a […]

Festival Vinarium Bogračfest – Lendava, Eastern Slovenia

Lendava, old city centre Glavna ulica, Lendava, Slovenia

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 […]

Festival of wine and white truffles – Kubed, Western Slovenia

Kubed Kubed, Slovenia

The Festival of wine and white truffles highlights one of the greatest culinary delicacies and its pairing with wine. The white truffles can be found in Slovenian Istria have a special character and taste and are very popular among food lovers. The event takes place in the small village, not far from the coastal city […]

Slovenian Cheese Festival – Brdo pri Kranju, Central Slovenia

Brdo pri Kranju Predoslje 38, Kranj, Slovenia

Festival of Slovenian Cheeses is an afternoon event, hosted by the Slovenian Cheese Farms association. The event takes place in the congress centre in beautiful Brdo Pri Kranju, which is the main venue for diplomatic meetings and Government-sponsored events. The event is an excellent opportunity to get insights of the history rich Slovenian Cheese scene.

The Karst Cuisine Month – Slovenian Karst, Western Slovenia

Karst Štanjel, Slovenia

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.

Carpaccio story – Koper, Western Slovenia

Carpacciov square, Koper Carpacciov trg, Koper, Slovenia

Carpaccio story is an interesting concept, narrative telling event happening in Koper, a seaside town in western Slovenia. The event celebrates Carpaccio, the dish which was invented in 1950 in Venice's Harry's Bar by Giuseppe Cipriani. (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carpaccio). The name of the dish goes far back, to the 15th-century Venice painting school, when Vittore Carpaccio created […]

Grill & BBQ Festival – Ljubljana, Central Slovenia

Pogačarjev trg Pogačarjev trg, Ljubljana, Slovenia

In the center of Ljubljana Grill & BBQ Festival showcasing the best of Slovenia BBQ scene. The event will host also Slovenian craft beer and winemakers.

Idea Italia – Ljubljana, Central Slovenia

Pogačarjev trg Pogačarjev trg, Ljubljana, Slovenia

Idea Italia is an Italian food market, set up in the centre of Ljubljana with a great selection of food and delicacies from different Italian regions.

Restaurant Week spring edition – Slovenia

Restaurants around Slovenia , Slovenia

Top Slovenian restaurants invite 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 […]

The wild tastes of karst asparagus and wild plants – Karst, western Slovenia

Karst Štanjel, Slovenia

The wild tastes of karst asparagus and wild plants celebrates the great natural treasures of the Slovenian Karst. The event takes place in the restaurants, farms, and inns from April to May and is dedicated to asparagus and other spring food. If you are interested to learn more about Karst cuisine please visit:  https://www.stanjel.eu/en/karst_cuisine/karst_dishes/

Kranjska klobasa (Carniolan sausage) festival – Lake Zbilje (Medvode), Central Slovenia

Lake Zbilje Zbiljsko jezero, Slovenia

Kranjska klobasa (Carniolan sausage) is probably the best known Slovenian dish.  Since  2015 it has been  PGI certified  (protected geographical indication), a scheme of geographical indications and Lake ZbiljeLaadwdtraditional specialties in EU. Kransjka klobasa is a pork meat sausage compound of pork meat, bacon, garlic, and seasoning. For more information on Kranjska klobasa please visit […]

Karst prosciutto festival – Ljubljana, Central Slovenia

Pogačarjev trg Pogačarjev trg, Ljubljana, Slovenia

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)

Sladolent – Maribor, Eastern Slovenia

Lent Usnjarska ulica 10, Maribor, Slovenia

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 a lively mixture of music, theatre, dance and other art performances. The food and wine part is taking an important […]

Polenta Festival – Ozeljan, Western Slovenia

Ozeljan Ozeljan, Slovenia

Polenta Festival will once again fill the streets of Ozeljan, the small village in western Slovenia. Ozeljan lies close to the 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 […]

Peach Festival – Prvačina, Western Slovenia

Prvačina Prvačina, Slovenia

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 […]

Bled Days / Taste Bled – Bled, western Slovenia

Bled Cesta Svobode 10, Bled, Slovenia

Bled is one of the Slovenian most famous destinations. Alpine lake with island nested in the centre of Slovenian Julian Alps attracts many people from around the world. Taste Bled is a lively event on the Bled lakeside promenade with local culinary delights, art program, and live music.  

Saltpans Feast – Piran, Western Slovenia

Tartini square Piran Tartini square, Piran, Slovenia

Saltpans Feast revives the great tradition of salt production in the Slovenian Coast. The artisan manufacturing of salt has started 700 years ago. Today the salt is still produced by hand and the whole process has not changed much since the old days. More information on salt production can be found here: http://www.soline.si/en. Saltpans Feast […]

World Roast Potato Festival – Postojna, Western Slovenia

Postojna, Primorka bus stop Primorka bus stop, Postojna, Slovenia

Among the festivals with a long tradition, the World Roast Potato Festival has a special place. It is dedicated to the only one dish - roast potato. The dish is widely used in Slovenian traditional and domestic cuisine and it even has its fan club and anthem: https://prazen.krompir.si/about/himna/.

Plum festival in Slivje – Slivje, Western Slovenia

Slivje village Slivje, Slivje, Slovenia

Plum dumplings is a typical dish from Brkini, the region in the Karst area in Western Slovenia. The region is famous for its wild, natural beauty and fruits (http://www.rtvslo.si/news-in-english/a-forgotten-region-of-forests-and-fruit/450842), which is of high quality and delicious taste. Each year The plum festival in Slivje presents plum dumplings and many other plum dishes from Brkini.

Slovenjgraška gostilna – Slovenj Gradec, North – Eastern Slovenia

Slovenj Gradec Glavni Trg, Slovenj Gradec, Slovenia

The town of Slovenj Gradec organizes this one-day event, with the aim to promote local cuisine and traditional dishes of the region. On the menu will be traditional dishes - veal stew and dumplings, cooked by the members of local communities. Slovenj Grades is a capital of Slovenian Carinthia, a mountainous region, which boasts picturesque […]

Restaurant Week autumn edition – Slovenia

Restaurants around Slovenia , Slovenia

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 […]

Čokoljana chocolate festival – Ljubljana, Central Slovenia

Pogačarjev trg Pogačarjev trg, Ljubljana, Slovenia

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.

Chestnut Festival – Vitovlje, Western Slovenia

Vitovlje Vitovlje, Slovenia

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 […]

Persimmon Fruit Feast – Strunjan, Western Slovenia

Strunjan Strunjan, Strunjan, Slovenia

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 […]

Potica days – Bled, Northern Slovenia

Bled Cesta Svobode 10, Bled, Slovenia

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 a symbol of national cuisine and depicted on many covers of cooking books. The most popular and widespread […]

Kulinart – Celje, Eastern Slovenia

Celje Showground Dečkova cesta 1, Celje, Slovenia

Two days of culinary experience presents International and Slovenian cuisine. The event takes place on the Celje Showground, along with other spring fairs like Coffee Festival and Beekeeping Days. Events include the presentation of all sorts of food and dishes accompanied by wines, beers and spirits, and artisan ceramics and wooden products for cooking.  

Chili and chocolate festival – Maribor, Eastern Slovenia

Maribor Centre -Trg Leona Štuklja Trg Leona Štuklja, Maribor, Slovenia

Chili and chocolate festival is a lively event taking place in Maribor city center. With over 40 different exhibitors from Slovenia and abroad, the festival is truly a chili and chocolate lover's paradise. This event will include workshops, tastings, kid's programs, and even a chocolate eating competition.

Odprta Kuhna food market – Ljubljana, Central Slovenia

Pogačarjev trg Pogačarjev trg, Ljubljana, Slovenia

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 […]

The asparagus festival – Brestovica pri Komnu, Western Slovenia

Brestovica pri Komnu Brestovica pri Komnu, Komen, Slovenia

The culinary part, of the event which follows next features many traditional and modern dishes from wild asparagus. It is accompanied by enjoyable side events and is also an introduction to the month of asparagus, which takes place around the same location from the middle of April until the middle of May. In the past, […]

Taste Radol’ca – Radovljica, Northern Slovenia

Old Town Centre of Radovljica Radovljica, Slovenia

Event "Taste Radol'ca" highlights the culinary offer of Radovljica, a town in Northern Slovenia. The event promotes local cuisine. The special menus will be served in the nine local restaurants all through November. Radovljica is renowned for its beekeeping culture, and this year event will be dedicated to honey related dishes. Radovljica is picturesque, alpine […]

Olive oil and Chard festival – Padna, Western Slovenia

Padna Padna, Slovenia

Olive oil and Chard festival is celebrated at 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 history, the village has become famous for its natural products, notably olive oil […]

Artichoke Fest – Strunjan, Western Slovenia

Strunjan Strunjan, Strunjan, Slovenia

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. […]

Idrija Žlikrof Festival – Idrija , Western Slovenia

Park Mejca Idrija Vodnikova ulica 25, Idrija, Slovenia

One of the typical dishes which originate from the Idrijja region in western Slovenia is Žlikrof. Žlikrof is dumplings made in a special distinctive shape filled with potato stuffing. The dish was widespread among the local mining community and has been going through a renaissance in recent years. Today Žlikrof can be found either as […]

Sweet Istria – Koper, Western Slovenia

Koper City Centre Koper, Slovenia

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 […]

Jestival Food & Art festival – Kobarid, Western Slovenia

Kobarid Kobarid, Slovenia

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 the astonishing clean alpine river which flows along the Slovenian border to Italy and is one of the main touristic attractions of the region. Jestival is a  holiday […]

GASTexpo Fair – Ljubljana, Central Slovenia

GR - Gospodarsko Razstavisce Dunajska cesta 18, Ljubljana, Slovenia

GASTexpo - the gastronomy fair in Ljubljana offers various exhibitions, tastings, workshops, and competitions. The event includes a wine fair with domestic and international wine offers. More information can be found at https://www.gast.si/en/home-2/.  

Coffee Festival Slovenia – Celje – Eastern Slovenia

Celje Showground Dečkova cesta 1, Celje, Slovenia

Coffee Festival Slovenia is a lively event, filled with discussions, tastings, workshops and expert lectures. Festival is hosting some large coffee brands and boutique coffee roasters and is gaining popularity - in 2017 the number of visitors exceeded 20.000. Coffee has been traditionally a very important part of the gastronomy in Slovenia. Neighboured with Italy, […]

Radovljica Chocolate Festival – Radovljica, Northern Slovenia

Old Town Centre of Radovljica Radovljica, Slovenia

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.