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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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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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May 2018

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

May 26, 2018
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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November 2018

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

November 10, 2018
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 a 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 a market in the village of Štanjel. The market,  wine estates and wine cellars in the region will be linked with the free bus service. The event will include a lot of complementary…

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St. Martin’s Festivities in Ozeljan – Ozeljan, Western Slovenia

November 10, 2018

This annual wine and culinary festival feature tasting, home-made food and beverages and live music. The event celebrates St. Martins day, the day when grape juice turns into wine. It takes place in beautiful Vipava Valley in far western Slovenia.

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Persimmon Fruit Feast – Strunjan, Western Slovenia

November 16, 2018 - November 18, 2018
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 location in…

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March 2019

Šempas wine and olive oil festival – Šempas, Western Slovenia

March 31, 2019 - April 1, 2019
Šempas, Šempas Slovenia + Google Map

Šempas wine and olive oil festival present wines and olive oils from the western part of Slovenia and neighboring Italian municipalities. It is a 2 days event hosting more than 60 wineries and the additional program which features guided tastings and presentations.

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April 2019

Rebula and Olive Oil Festival – Višnjevik, Western Slovenia

April 13, 2019 - April 14, 2019
Višnjevik Višnjevik, 5212 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 the 14th century. Rebula makes usually a light, fresh wines. Lately, the grape has been successfully used for sparkling wines. The event also celebrates local olives and olive products which will be served along with other local…

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Brda and Wine – Šmartno, Western Slovenia

April 27, 2019
Šmartno, Brda Šmartno, 5211 + Google Map

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 of the premier wine regions in their home countries. Guided tour and tasting excellent traditional of the local food, will also be offered.

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Olive oil and Chard festival – Padna, Western Slovenia

April 27, 2019 - April 28, 2019
Padna Padna, 6333 Slovenia + Google Map

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 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 2019

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

May 25, 2019
Tomaj Tomaj, Slovenia + Google Map

Teran Wine homeland 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 winemakers on this event, they will open their cellars and invite you to the tastings.

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Artichoke Fest – Strunjan, Western Slovenia

May 25, 2019 - May 26, 2019
Strunjan, Strunjan
Strunjan, 6320 Slovenia
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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 varieties. You’ll be able to taste some autochthonous dishes…

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June 2019

Open Wine Cellars Day (DOK) in Brda – Brda, Western Slovenia

June 1, 2019 - June 2, 2019
Brda, Goriška Brda
Dobrovo, Slovenia
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Once a year, when spring slowly becomes summer, when the sun warms up fruitful land and endless vineyards of Brda, best winemakers open their cellars and create an unforgettable experience to visitors. Wine Days in Brda offers an excellent opportunity to explore one of the most vibrant wine regions in Slovenia. Winemakers 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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Refosco Festival – Marezige, Western Slovenia

June 6, 2019 - June 9, 2019
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 usually the case with the Slovenian wine events, is not just all about the wine. You might get pleasantly surprised with a complimentary offer of local food products and presentation of the cultural heritage of Istrian countryside. Since the event webpage is in the Slovene language, please right click and select an…

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July 2019

Polenta Festival – Ozeljan, Western Slovenia

July 6, 2019 - July 7, 2019
Ozeljan Ozeljan, 5261 Slovenia + Google Map

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 and Slovenian cuisine. In Ozeljan you will be able to taste polenta in many different varieties, some traditional and some surprisingly innovative. The gastronomic event…

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

July 13, 2019 - July 14, 2019
Nova Vas nad Dragonjo,
Nova Vas nad Dragonjo, Slovenia
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Wine and Garlic festival is a pleasant event, set in the small village close to Piran - a gem of the Slovenian coast.  The event offers local wines, notably Malvasia and Refosco, garlic and local gourmet products.  

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Peach Festival – Prvačina, Western Slovenia

July 17, 2019 - July 21, 2019
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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Fishing days of Hotiza – Hotiza, Eastern Slovenia

July 19, 2019 - July 21, 2019
Hotiza village, Srednja ulica 28
Lendava, 9220 Slovenia
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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 unspoiled 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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August 2019

Teran Wine and Prosciutto Festival – Dutovlje, Western Slovenia

August 10, 2019 - August 12, 2019
Dutovlje Dutovlje, 6221 Slovenia + Google Map

Terano Wine and Prosciutto are well regarded culinary companions of Slovenian Karst, and they are celebrated during the two days of 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…

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September 2019

Plum festival in Slivje – Slivje, Western Slovenia

September 15, 2019
Slivje village, Slivje
Slivje, Slovenia
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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.

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