Pun Pisker – Maribor, Eastern Slovenia

Maribor Centre -Trg Leona Štuklja Trg Leona Štuklja, Maribor

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 …

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

Bohinjska Bela Bohinjska Bela

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 …

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Wine Taste Buds Events – Maribor, Eastern Slovenia

Restaurant Vnukec Ob Blažovnici 86, Limbuš

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

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 …

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

Ljubljana Central Market Adamič-Lundrovo nabrežje, Ljubljana

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 …

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Days of honey – Polhov Gradec, Western Slovenia

Polhov Gradec Castle Polhov Gradec 61, Polhov Gradec

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 …

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Fish soup competition – Lendava, Eastern Slovenia

Lendava Lendava, Lendava

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 …

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Festival Vinarium Bogračfest – Lendava, Eastern Slovenia

Lendava, old city centre Glavna ulica, Lendava

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 …

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Slovenian Cheese Festival – Brdo pri Kranju, Central Slovenia

Brdo pri Kranju Predoslje 38, Kranj

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

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

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 …

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Grill & BBQ Festival – Ljubljana, Central Slovenia

Pogačarjev trg Pogačarjev trg, Ljubljana

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

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

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 …

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

Karst Štanjel

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

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 …

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Karst prosciutto festival – Ljubljana, Central Slovenia

Pogačarjev trg Pogačarjev trg, Ljubljana

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)

Peach Festival – Prvačina, Western Slovenia

Prvačina Prvačina

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 …

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Bled Days / Taste Bled – Bled, western Slovenia

Bled Cesta Svobode 10, Bled

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

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 …

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World Roast Potato Festival – Postojna, Western Slovenia

Postojna, Primorka bus stop Primorka bus stop, Postojna

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

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

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 …

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Restaurant Week autumn edition – Slovenia

Restaurants around 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 …

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Čokoljana chocolate festival – Ljubljana, Central Slovenia

Pogačarjev trg Pogačarjev trg, Ljubljana

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

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 …

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Persimmon Fruit Feast – Strunjan, Western Slovenia

Strunjan Strunjan, Strunjan

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 …

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Potica days – Bled, Northern Slovenia

Bled Cesta Svobode 10, Bled

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 …

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Coffee Festival Slovenia – Celje – Eastern Slovenia

Celje Showground Dečkova cesta 1, Celje

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, …

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Kulinart – Celje, Eastern Slovenia

Celje Showground Dečkova cesta 1, Celje

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

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

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 …

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The asparagus festival – Brestovica pri Komnu, Western Slovenia

Brestovica pri Komnu Brestovica pri Komnu, Komen

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, …

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Taste Radol’ca – Radovljica, Northern Slovenia

Old Town Centre of Radovljica Radovljica

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 …

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GASTexpo Fair – Ljubljana, Central Slovenia

GR - Gospodarsko Razstavisce Dunajska cesta 18, Ljubljana

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

Radovljica Chocolate Festival – Radovljica, Northern Slovenia

Old Town Centre of Radovljica Radovljica

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.

Olive oil and Chard festival – Padna, Western Slovenia

Padna Padna

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 …

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Artichoke Fest – Strunjan, Western Slovenia

Strunjan Strunjan, Strunjan

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. …

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Idrija Žlikrof Festival – Idrija , Western Slovenia

Park Mejca Idrija Vodnikova ulica 25, Idrija

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 …

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