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October 2016

Vino Ljubljana International Wine Fair – Ljubljana, Central Slovenia

October 20, 2016
GR – Gospodarsko Razstavisce, Dunajska cesta 18
Ljubljana, 1000 Slovenia
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Celebrating more than 50 years of existence, Vino Ljubljana - Ljubljana Wine Fair is a well established and respectful wine event dedicated to professionals and general public. The beginning of the fair actually dates way back in 1926 when first exhibition and tasting of Slovenian wines took place in Ljubljana. But it was not until 1955, when event adopted similar form and content as today and got accredited by International Office for Vine and Wine (OIV). The Fair itself attract…

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December 2016

Wine Thursday – Ljubljana, Central Slovenia

December 15, 2016 at 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dvorni Bar, Dvorni trg 2
Ljubljana, Slovenia
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Every Thursday wine bar "Dvorni Bar" and wine house Koželj organize wine event dedicated to specific wine maker or type of wine. This Thursday visitors will be tasting sparkling wines and Champagnes. We believe this could be a great way to start the festive season.

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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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September 2017

FESTVIN – Brdo pri Kranju, Western Slovenia

September 11, 2017
Brdo pri Kranju, Predoslje 38
Kranj, 4000 Slovenia
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The premium event organized by Koželj wine house, influential Slovenian wine merchants. The event takes place in Brdo, estate and a mansion northwest of Ljubljana. It is a free entry event but online booking is required. The program includes introduction of more than 70 wine makers, workshops and party.

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October 2017

Štirje MARTINOVI okusi v mestu – Nova Gorica, Western Slovenia

October 28, 2017
Nova Gorica, Bevkov trg
Nova Gorica, 5000 Slovenia
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Nova Gorica is the town on the far west of Slovenia. Historically it has always been on the crossroads of different cultures and is today a vibrant and lively town with flourishing wine and food scene. Nova Gorica and the neighboring Gorizia in Italy are the twin towns, surrounded by some of the most exciting and promising wine regions in Europe: Kras, Goriška Brda and Vipava valley in Slovenia and Colio in Italy. The idea behind the event "Štirje MARTINOVI…

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November 2017

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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February 2018

Park Wine Stars – Nova Gorica, Western Slovenia

February 2, 2018
Tiffany Restaurant, Delpinova ulica 5
Nova Gorica, 5000 Slovenia
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Park Wine Stars is an enjoyable, easy going event featuring winetasting, good music and fine food prepared by some of the top Slovenian chefs. Wines are coming from four Slovenian wine regions. Event takes place in an elegant restaurant of Park hotel in Nova Gorica.

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Traditional Herring Feast – Ljubljana, Central Slovenia

February 14, 2018
Grand Hotel Union, Miklošičeva cesta 1
Ljubljana, Slovenia
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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 history of this event please use the following link: http://www.union-hotels.eu/en/home/90th-traditional-herring-feast-in-grand-hotel-union/

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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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International Wine Competition – Ljubljana, Central Slovenia

April 13, 2018 - April 15, 2018
GR – Gospodarsko Razstavisce, Dunajska cesta 18
Ljubljana, 1000 Slovenia
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Ljubljana Castle (Source www.slovenia.info, author: Darinka Mladenovic) International Wine Competition in Ljubljana is considered as the oldest international wine competition in the world. Although not the part of a wine region, Slovenian Capital is truly wine dedicated city and the most important wine market in the country. Earning the title  ‘The City of Vine and Wine’ in 1987 , granted by OIV (L'Organisation Internationale de la Vigne et du Vin) in Rome has not been easy, but it was well deserved. Ljubljana is going through…

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

April 21, 2018
Ljubljana Central Market, Adamič-Lundrovo nabrežje
Ljubljana, 2000 Slovenia
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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 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…

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May 2018

Wine and Chocolate Festival – Podčetrtek, Eastern Slovenia

May 5, 2018
Podčetrtek, Zdraviliška cesta 23
Podčetrtek, 3254 Slovenia
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Wine and Chocolate festival is an exciting event which combines the best selection of the wine and chocolate delicacies from Slovenia. The event is held in Podčetrtek; a natural health resort center, located in the south-east of Slovenia. Surrounded by many tourist attractions, this town stands in the center of Slovenia spa tourism. It bosts Spa and Wellness centers, a thermal park, leisure hotels and good culinary offer. The event offers many tastings, rich programme and an opportunity to shop…

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Days of honey – Polhov Gradec, Western Slovenia

May 17, 2018 - May 20, 2018
Polhov Gradec Castle, Polhov Gradec 61
Polhov Gradec, 1355 Slovenia
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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 the beautiful Polhov Gradec Castle which history goes back to the 11th century (http://www.tms.si/index.php?m_id=zgodovina-gradu-polhov-gradec&lang=2).

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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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August 2018

Bled Wine Festival – Bled, Western Slovenia

August 10, 2018 - August 12, 2018
Bled, Cesta Svobode 10
Bled, 4260 Slovenia
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Wine festival in one of the most famous Slovenian tourist destinations will present over 20 established Slovenian winemakers. This 3-day event will take place on the Lakeside promenade.

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Fish soup competition – Lendava, Eastern Slovenia

August 24, 2018
Lendava, Lendava
Lendava, 9220 Slovenia
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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 heavy pot (information on the festival Bogračijada which celebrates this dish is also published on our page) Lendava is also a bilingual town where both…

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Festival Vinarium Bogračfest – Lendava, Eastern Slovenia

August 31, 2018
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 2018

Tržič Bržola Festival – Tržič, North-Western Slovenia

September 2, 2018
Tržič, Tržič Slovenia + Google Map

The inhabitants of Tržič celebrate their traditional stew with the one-day festival each autumn. The event takes place in the old town center. The stews are cooked over an open fire, in the old, traditional way.

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Festival of wine and white truffles – Kubed, Western Slovenia

September 23, 2018
Kubed, Kubed 6272 Slovenia + Google Map

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 Koper. Festival introduces a variety of dishes from the white truffles and the Restaurant " Jakomin Kubed " offers a gourmet menu with white truffles.

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Rural holiday in Svečina – Svečina, Eastern Slovenia

September 29, 2018 - September 30, 2018
Svečina, Svečina 2201 Slovenia + Google Map

Rural holiday in Svečinal is a lively weekend event which takes place in the centre of well-known wine region in north -eastern Slovenia. Right next to the border with Austria, winemakers from Svečina produce one of the best white wines in Slovenia, usually fresh, dry or off dry with characteristic acidity and aromas. Festival boasts many interesting events; from nordic walking across Svečina and Austria wine hills to the grape harvest accompanied by the local folk singers and former wine…

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October 2018

Slovenian Cheese Festival – Brdo pri Kranju, Central Slovenia

October 2, 2018
Brdo pri Kranju, Predoslje 38
Kranj, 4000 Slovenia
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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.

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The Karst Cuisine Month – Slovenian Karst, Western Slovenia

October 5, 2018 - November 4, 2018
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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Ljubljana Coffee Festival – Ljubljana, Central Slovenia

October 5, 2018 - October 6, 2018
City Museum of Ljubljana, Gosposka 15
Ljubljana, 1000 Slovenia
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Coffee festival held in Ljubljana is an exciting event, dedicated to coffee lovers and professionals. The Auersperg Palace, where the event takes place will be filled with the world best coffees, baristas and coffee experts. The palace is the home to the City Museum of Ljubljana (https://mgml.si/en/city-museum/about-us/). The event will include workshops, lectures, tastings, and competition.

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Carpaccio story – Koper, Western Slovenia

October 5, 2018
Carpacciov square, Koper, Carpacciov trg
Koper, 5000 Slovenia
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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 the paintings in the characteristic red/white tones. Carpaccio spent a long time oh his life in Koper and here is how it all comes together.…

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Top Vino – Ljubljana, Central Slovenia

October 8, 2018
Cankarjev Dom, Prešernova cesta 10
Ljubljana, 1000 Slovenia
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International wine festival TOP VINO by eVino is a high-end wine event with an excellent selection of International and local wines. The event will welcome many of the top Bordeaux Chateaus, wines from Tuscany, Spain, Portugal, Austria, California and a great selection of wines from 30 premium Slovenian winemakers. Wine tastings will be accompanied by various wine-related workshops and lectures. The event takes place in Cankarjev dom, a convention, and art venue in the centre of Ljubljana and is organized by…

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Modri les Noirs – Pinot Noir festival & Master Class – Idrija, Western Slovenia

October 20, 2018 - October 21, 2018
Kendov Dvorec, Na Griču 5
Spodnja Idrija, 5281 Slovenia
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Pinot Noir festival highlights the best of Slovenia's Pinot Noirs, along with selected wines from Austria, Croatia, France, Italy, Serbia, and Switzerland. The festival takes place in Kendov Dvorec, a boutique,5 stars hotel in Idrija in western Slovenia (https://www.kendov-dvorec.com/en/). The event starts on Saturday with masterclass led by the Quentin Sadler (https://quentinsadler.wordpress.com/) and dinner and continues on Sunday with tastings, workshop, and mini masterclass. This is a great opportunity to taste some of the best Slovenia's and Foreign Pinot Noirs…

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Grill & BBQ Festival – Ljubljana, Central Slovenia

October 27, 2018 - October 28, 2018
Pogačarjev trg, Pogačarjev trg
Ljubljana, 1000 Slovenia
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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.

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November 2018

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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January 2019

GASTexpo Fair – Ljubljana, Central Slovenia

January 30, 2019 - February 2, 2019
GR – Gospodarsko Razstavisce, Dunajska cesta 18
Ljubljana, 1000 Slovenia
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Gastexpo Ice Cream Stand (source: Gastexpo)

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

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February 2019

Refuscus Mundi – Izola, Western Slovenia

February 9, 2019
Izola, Palača Manzioli, Manziolijev trg 5
Izola, Slovenia
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Refuscus Mundi - the event takes place in a small coastal town Izola (photo: Mr. Jaka Jerasa)

The Festival Refuscus Mundi, based in a small coastal town Izola is a celebration of Refosco, one of the most popular grape varieties in the region. Refosco is widespread in the North East of Italy, western Slovenia and North West of Croatia. It makes quite diverse wines depending on the region. Wines could be quite intensive and are usually characterized by a strong dark violet colour. Festival will present the wines from all 3 countries and highlights different varieties and…

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Salon of sparkling wines – Ljubljana, Central Slovenia

February 15, 2019
Hotel Slon, Slovenska cesta 34,
Ljubljana, 1000 Slovenia
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Salon of sparkling wines takes place in Hotel Slon, situated in the heart of Ljubljana city centre. The event highlights carefully selected Slovenian and foreign sparkling wines. Slovenian sparkling wine scene is enjoying a renaissance, with a number of small boutique winemakers (Bjana, Silveri, Frangez,..) and revival of larger producers (Radgonska Penina, P&F...).  Together with an excellent venue, this is a guarantee to have an enjoyable and memorizing event. For additional information, we recommend reading the interesting article on Slovenian Sparkling…

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March 2019

Malvasia Festival – Portorož, Western Slovenia

March 10, 2019 - March 11, 2019
Hotel Slovenija, Obala 33
Portorož, Slovenia
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Portorož (source: www.slovenia.info, photo: Aleš Fevžer)

Malvasia Festival is an event celebrating Malvasia, typical wine of Slovenian Istria. The event will include presentations and workshops in Slovene language and Malvasia wine tasting. Malvasia Festival is held in the beautiful coastal city of Portorož, one of the major Slovenian tourist destinations, and just a stroll away from other coastal destinations:  historical town of Piran and old fishing town Izola.

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Idea Italia – Ljubljana, Central Slovenia

March 14, 2019 - March 17, 2019
Pogačarjev trg, Pogačarjev trg
Ljubljana, 1000 Slovenia
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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.

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Coffee Festival Slovenia – Celje – Eastern Slovenia

March 15, 2019 - March 17, 2019
Celje Showground, Dečkova cesta 1
Celje, 3000 Slovenia
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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, its influence in the coffee culture has always been strong. Another significant impact came from the south. From the Ottoman's wars in Europe, Turkish coffee…

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Kulinart – Celje, Eastern Slovenia

March 15, 2019 - March 17, 2019
Celje Showground, Dečkova cesta 1
Celje, 3000 Slovenia
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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.  

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European Food Summit – Ljubljana, Central Slovenia

March 16, 2019 - March 19, 2019
Ljubljana Castle, Grajska planota 1
Ljubljana, 1000 Slovenia
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European Food Summit is a top culinary event in Ljubljana featuring star chefs and many interesting guests. The event takes place in Ljubljana and is led by chef Ana Roš (https://www.hisafranko.com/en/) and writer and journalist Andrea Petrini, creator of Gelinaz (http://gelinaz.com/). Location details are not published yet. Please check the official webpage for the updates: http://www.foodsummit.eu/en/.

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Praznik pomladi – Spring Festival – Svečina, Eastern Slovenia

March 16, 2019
Svečina, Svečina 2201 Slovenia + Google Map

The Spring Festival in Svečina is a celebration of the local wine and culinary offer.  Nested in the hills in the far north-eastern part of Slovenia, Svečina is a hidden wine gem of the country. The region produces mostly dry and off-dry white wines. The wineries are small, family-run and known for their hospitality. The Spring Festival is one of the most authentic experiences offered in Slovenian wine scene and an excellent opportunity to taste great local wines and food. If you…

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Odprta Kuhna food market – Ljubljana, Central Slovenia

March 22, 2019
Pogačarjev trg, Pogačarjev trg
Ljubljana, 1000 Slovenia
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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 a variety of world cuisine, wine, and beer in the magnificent atmosphere of an old,…

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Chili and chocolate festival – Maribor, Eastern Slovenia

March 22, 2019 - March 23, 2019
Maribor Centre -Trg Leona Štuklja, Trg Leona Štuklja
Maribor, 2000 Slovenia
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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, kids programme, and even a chocolate eating competition.

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Restaurant Week spring edition – Slovenia

March 29, 2019 - April 7, 2019
Restaurants around Slovenia Slovenia + Google Map

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 country. Last year both events attracted more than 70.000 food lovers from Slovenia and abroad. Restaurant Week 2019 spring edition will take place from 29…

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Šempas wine and olive oil festival – Šempas, Western Slovenia

March 31, 2019 - April 1, 2019
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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

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

April 5, 2019 - May 5, 2019
Karst Štanjel, 6222 Slovenia + Google Map

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/

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Chocolate Festival – Radovljica, Northern Slovenia

April 12, 2019 - April 14, 2019
Old Town Centre of Radovljica Radovljica, 4240 Slovenia + Google Map

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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Salon Sauvignon – Ptuj, Eastern Slovenia

April 13, 2019
Dominican Monastery Ptuj, Muzejski trg 1
Ptuj, Slovenia
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Salon Sauvignon highlights the greatness of the Sauvignon wines from Slovenia and abroad. The salon takes place in the beautiful Dominican Monastery in the center of Ptuj, small, charming medieval town in the eastern part of Slovenia. Event will be complemented with vibrant program of art performances  and culinary delights.

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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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Orange Wine Festival – Izola, Western Slovenia

April 26, 2019
Izola, Palača Manzioli, Manziolijev trg 5
Izola, Slovenia
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Orange Wine Festival in Izola is dedicated exclusively to orange wines, which are essentially white wines produced in a similar way as the red wines – with longer maceration time, extracting more colours and substances from the grape’s skin. The venue is hosted in one of the oldest buildings in Izola, more than 500 years old Manziolijeva palača (Manzioli Palace) which will add additional flair to the tasting experience. The event website is in Slovene, so we recommend to use…

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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

The Kranjska Gora International Culinary Festival – Kranjska Gora, Western Slovenia

May 7, 2019 - May 10, 2019
Kranjska Gora Kranjska Gora, 4280 Slovenia + Google Map

International Culinary event with competition and food stands taking place in a mountain town, Kranjska Gora. Enjoy great food, beautiful landscape and views of the Julian Alps.

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Tastes of Vipava Valley – Vipava, Western Slovenia

May 12, 2019 - May 13, 2019
Zemono Manor, Dvorec Zemono
Vipava, 5271 Slovenia
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Tastes of Vipava Valley - "Okusi Vipavske" celebrates the local products, culinary and wine heritage of this beautiful valley in the far west of Slovenia. With the local farmer market, wine tastings, re-invented local dishes and tasting menus cooked by renowned chefs. Okusi Vipavske offers something for every visitor and is a great start to explore this region more in-depth.

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Festival Vinska vigred – Metlika, Southern Slovenia

May 17, 2019 - May 19, 2019
Metlika Metlika, Slovenia + Google Map

Festival Vinska vigred is a traditional event, which takes place in the old town of Metlika. Much more than just a wine festival Vinska Vigred boasts wide selection of cultural events and many local specialties including the most famous Bela Krajina flat cake. During this 3 days event it is worthwhile to visit the other parts of the region and explore the beautiful landscape famous for its white birches, river Kolpa and interesting old towns Metlika,  Vinica ob Kolpi and…

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Specialties of Slovene farms – Ptuj, Eastern Slovenia

May 17, 2019 - May 19, 2019
Dominican Monastery Ptuj, Muzejski trg 1
Ptuj, Slovenia
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Specialties of Slovene farms is the largest event of its kind in Slovenia. It offers a huge variety of awarded food, wines, and spirits from the farms from all over the country. The products can be tasted and purchased: the fair also boasts a lively cultural program. This is the event with a long tradition and is a great opportunity to find out more about typical products of Slovenian farms. The event takes place in the beautiful old Dominican Monastery.…

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The week of the Cviček wine – Šentjernej, Southern Slovenia

May 24, 2019 - May 26, 2019
Šentjernej, South Slovenia, Šentjernej
Šentjernej, 8310 Slovenia
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Traditional event The week of the Cviček wine celebrates iconic wine of South Slovenia (Dolenjska Region) - low alcoholic, light red wine, with characteristic acidity. Cviček has grown in popularity in the last decades and is now well regarded as a fresh, easy drinking, modern style wine. Additionally to low alcohol Cviček has very low level of remaining sugar and is therefore often recommended as a wine of choice for patients with diabetes. The week of Cviček wine presents many producers of…

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

May 25, 2019
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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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PortoRose2 – Rose & Rosé Festival, Portorose – Western Slovenia

May 25, 2019 - May 26, 2019
Portorož, Portorož
Portorož, 6320 Slovenia
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Portorose hosts exclusive event in the beautiful rose gardens, located right in in the center of this coastal town. The festival blends the artistic events, horticulture and rose wine tasting. The event is a perfect introduction to the summer season with fresh and tasty wines and blues and jazz music.

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

May 25, 2019
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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 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carniolan_sausage . Festival kranjske klobase is organized at the lake Zbilje, about 20 minutes drive from Ljubjjana.  This is a charity event. You are warmly welcomed…

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Borderwine – Cividale del Friuli, Eastern Italy

May 26, 2019 - May 27, 2019
Monastero di santa Maria in Valle, Via Monastero Maggiore, 34
Cividale del Friuli, 33043 Italy
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Bordewine is a unique wine event which presents natural wines from 3 neighboring countries: Italy (Friuli Venezia Giulia), Austria and Slovenia. The Borderwine spreads the culture of wine "as it once was made" and the list of exhibitors includes many biodynamic and organic winemakers. The event is held in the beautiful monastery Monastero di Santa Maria in Valle (http://www.castellocanussio.it) in Cividale del Friuli, a town in eastern Italy. Although small, Cividale del Friuli has a rich history and it boasts beautifully preserved medieval…

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Pop Up Wine Festival – Novo Mesto, Southern Slovenia

May 31, 2019
Grm castle Novo Mesto, Skalickega ulica
Novo Mesto, 8000 Slovenia
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Pop Up Wine Festival is you, a dynamic event held in Grm Castle in Southern Slovenia.  Festival boasts an impressive list of winemakers and interesting culinary offer.

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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
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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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Modra Frankinja – Blaufränkisch Festival – Sevnica, South-Eastern Slovenia

June 6, 2019
Sevnica Castle, Cesta na grad 17
Sevnica, 8290 Slovenia
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Modra Frankinja Festival – Blaufränkisch is an event solely dedicated to this exceptional but sometimes overlooked grape variety. Blaufränkisch is a popular grape across the wine regions in central Europe. In Slovenia, it is especially cherished in the south and east of the country. Interestingly, the German name of this variety Lemberger supposedly originates from the municipality Lemberg in Eastern Slovenia. The event takes place in the beautifully preserved Medieval Caste Sevnica and includes tastings, culinary delights, guided tour of…

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“Zelen” wine festival – Vipavski Križ, Western Slovenia

June 8, 2019
Vipavski Križ, Vipavski Križ
Vipavski Križ, 5270 Slovenia
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Zelen is a native white wine variety which homeland is a picturesque Vipava valley in western Slovenia. The festival takes place in Vipavski Križ, small, medieval hillside town. Although small the town has several interesting sightseeing, reach history and the flourishing wine culture (http://www.vipavskadolina.si/en/splosno/vipavski-kriz).  

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Karst prosciutto festival – Ljubljana, Central Slovenia

June 9, 2019
Pogačarjev trg, Pogačarjev trg
Ljubljana, 1000 Slovenia
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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)

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Ljubljana Wine Route – Summer wine spoils – Ljubljana, Central Slovenia

June 15, 2019
Ljubljana Centre, Stritarjeva ulica
Ljubljana, 1000 Slovenia
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Ljubljana Wine Route – lively event in the historical centre of Slovenian capital Ljubljana with wines from all Slovenian wine regions and a large selection of delicious local products.  

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Sladolent – Maribor, Eastern Slovenia

June 20, 2019 - June 29, 2019
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 a lively mixture of music, theatre, dance and other art performances. The food and wine part is taking an 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 2019

Polenta Festival – Ozeljan, Western Slovenia

July 6, 2019 - July 7, 2019
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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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Grossmann Film and Wine Festival – Ljutomer, Eastern Slovenia

July 16, 2019 - July 20, 2019
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Just a stroll away from the famous Jeruzalem wine region, Grossmann Film and Wine Festival takes over the streets and venues of Ljutomer town every year during the summer time. Accompanied by the wines from the surrounding hills it is a truly enjoyable event and must see for all fans of fantasy movies and fine drinks. Source: Grossman Fantastic Film & Wine Festival

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Peach Festival – Prvačina, Western Slovenia

July 17, 2019 - July 21, 2019
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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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Bled Days / Taste Bled – Bled, western Slovenia

July 19, 2019 - July 21, 2019
Bled, Cesta Svobode 10
Bled, 4260 Slovenia
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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.  

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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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Days of Poetry and Wine – Ptuj, Eastern Slovenia

August 21, 2019 - August 24, 2019
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Days of Poetry and Wine is an international event which is held every summer in the oldest Slovenian city Ptuj. The festival is an exciting mixture of art performances and tasting of good local wines, seasoned with easy going, charming atmosphere of this small, medieval town. The program of the festival includes exhibitions, poetry readings, wine tasting and more, creating a special vibe on the medieval streets and squares. And just to recall - wise Greek poet Homer once said:”…

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Idrija Žlikrof Festival – Idrija , Western Slovenia

August 24, 2019

One of the typical dishes which originate from the Idrijja region in western Slovenia is Žlikrof. Žlikrof is dumplings made in the special distinctive shape filled with the potato stuffing. The dish was widespread among local mining community and has been going through a renaissance in the recent years. Today Žlikrof can be found either as the traditional dish, either as a modern version in the contemporary cuisine. The Idrija žlikrof is a Traditional Specialty Guaranteed (TSG) product registered in…

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Saltpans Feast – Piran, Western Slovenia

August 25, 2019
Tartini square Piran, Tartini square
Piran, 6330 Slovenia
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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 is held on Tartini square in the centre of the beautiful coastal town of Piran. The event will offer a demonstration of the salt making…

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Salon Traminec – Radenci, Eastern Slovenia

August 26, 2019
Radenci health & spa resort, Zdraviliško naselje 12
Radenci, 9252 Slovenia
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Salon Traminec is an exciting wine event exclusively dedicated to Gewurztraminer wines, held in the health & spa resort Radenci in eastern Slovenia. The most famous Gewurztraminer wines in Slovenia are produced right in this region, but the event exceeds regional borders. You will be able to taste 100 samples from Slovenia and abroad and enjoy in culinary delights. The selection of wines is astonishing – from dry type still wines, sparkling wines, sweet wines, matured wines to organic wines…

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Chili Festival – Šmarje pri Jelšah, Eastern Slovenia

August 31, 2019
Šmarje pri Jelšah, Aškerčev trg 21
Šmarje pri Jelšah, 3240 Slovenia
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Chili Festival is a fantastic opportunity to explore hot Slovenian Chili food scene and taste various chili dishes and drinks.

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September 2019

Festival Vinarium, Grape Harvest – Lendava, Eastern Slovenia

September 7, 2019
Lendava, old city centre, Glavna ulica
Lendava, 9220 Slovenia
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Lendavska trgatev (grape harvest in Lendava) is a traditional early autumn wine and food event, with many additional entertaining performances. It is dedicated to the celebration of the grape harvest, one of the most important vineyard tasks in the year. The vineyards of this region are located on the hills behind the town of Lendava. In the relatively small wine region of around 500 hectares, more than 4000 winemakers produce primarily white wines. The region is small but versatile and…

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World Roast Potato Festival – Postojna, Western Slovenia

September 7, 2019
Postojna, Primorka bus stop, Primorka bus stop
Postojna, 6230 Slovenia
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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/.

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Old Vine Festival – Maribor, Eastern Slovenia

September 13, 2019 - September 22, 2019
Maribor, Vojašniška ulica 8
Maribor, 2000 Slovenia
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Old Vine Festival – There are few places in the world which seem to have a special, deep connection to the particular subject. Maribor definitely is such a place. Through history, the city was strongly linked to wine production, wine trading, and distinguished wine culture. Vineyards are located all around the city and in its centre there is a Queen: majestic and grandiose – the Oldest Vine in the World. And as with all Queen’s birthdays –  Yearly celebration has…

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Cheese and wine festival – Bohinjska Bistrica, Northern Slovenia

September 14, 2019
Bohinjska Bistrica – Danica Hall, Triglavska cesta 60
Bohinjska Bistrica, Slovenia
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Bohinj is a true gem of Slovenian Alps, famous for its breathtaking scenery and beautiful lake. It has a long tradition of dairy farming and cheesemaking (https://www.bohinj.si/en/alpine-dairy-farming). Cheese and wine festival presents part of the local and regional offer, served with wines and accompanied by the art program. The specialty among cheeses of the Bohinj region is Mohant - spicy, softer cheese, with the distintive smell, worth to try (http://www.etnofolk.eu/en/article/mohant-cheese).

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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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Slovenjgraška gostilna – Slovenj Gradec, North – Eastern Slovenia

September 21, 2019
Slovenj Gradec, Glavni Trg
Slovenj Gradec, 2380 Slovenia
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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 small towns, beautiful landscape and much interesting sightseeing. The region offers plenty of outdoor activities and great traditional food. For more information please use the…

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Sweet Istria – Koper, Western Slovenia

September 28, 2019 - September 29, 2019
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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 is also 3 sweet contests…

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October 2019

Jestival Food & Art festival – Kobarid, Western Slovenia

October 5, 2019 at 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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 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 of the good, the tasty, the homemade and the indigenous. Jestival will present: - local restaurants and tourist farms with their offers of local and…

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Restaurant Week autumn edition – Slovenia

October 11, 2019 - October 20, 2019
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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://vivi.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 in Rodik – Rodik, Western Slovenia

October 14, 2019
Rodik village, Rodik
Rodik, 6240 Slovenia
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Chestnut Festival in Rodik

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Musica Di…Vina – Novo Mesto Southern Slovenia

October 18, 2019 at 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Cultrual Centre Janez Trdina, Novi trg 5
Novo Mesto, 8000 Slovenia
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Enjoy the harmony of combining different wine styles with classical chamber music. Join us on Friday 18th October at 19:30 at the Cultural Centre of Janez Trdina in Nove mesto where you will enjoy the sounds of the cello quartet while tasting fine Slovenian wine from boutique wine cellar SANCTUM. The cellist will perform the music by Astor Piazzola and his Four Seasons. With each music, you will taste outstanding Sanctum wines: Chardonnay, My Red in Pinot Noir. The quartet…

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Chestnut Festival – Vitovlje, Western Slovenia

October 19, 2019 - October 20, 2019
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 19, 2019
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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VinDel Salon – Maribor, Eastern Slovenia

October 23, 2019
Hotel Draš, Pohorska ulica 57
Maribor, Slovenia 2000 Slovenia
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VinDel - International Wine & Delicacy Salon is a delightful event and showcase of Slovenian wine and food offer. It takes place under the hill of Pohorje in the outskirts of Maribor city. Proudly proclaimed as "The most delicious day of the year", great selection of wines and delicacies will be offered,  accompanied by the culinary events, workshops, and guided tastings.

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November 2019

Young Wines Salon “Pubec” – Maribor, Eastern Slovenia

November 4, 2019
Porsche Maribor, Ptujska cesta 150
Maribor, 2000 Slovenia
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Pubec is a line of young wines promoted every year around St. Martin's day. It is a joint project of winemakers from Slovenia northeast region Styria. The event takes place in Maribor on 4.11.2019 and Ljubljana on 7.11.2019.

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Young Wines Salon “Pubec” – Ljubljana, Central Slovenia

November 7, 2019
Festivalna Dvorana (Hall) Ljubljana, Vilharjeva cesta 11
Ljubljana, 1000 Slovenia
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Pubec is a line of young wines promoted every year around St. Martin's day. It is a joint project of winemakers from Slovenia northeast region Styria. The event takes place in Maribor on 4.11.2019 and Ljubljana on 7.11.2019.

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

November 9, 2019
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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Ljubljana wine route/St. Martin’s – Ljubljana, Central Slovenia

November 9, 2019
Ljubljana Centre, Stritarjeva ulica
Ljubljana, 1000 Slovenia
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St. Martin's Day (Martinovanje) - in Slovenia St. Martin's Day is regarded as a most important wine day of the year - this is the day when must turns into wine. The events and celebrations take place all around Slovenia, and special menus including roasted goose with red cabbage and mlinci (traditional pasta made from dried flatbread) are often served with the glass of the new wine. In Ljubljana, the day is celebrated with the event which presents an extensive…

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St. Martin`s Day Celebrations in Maribor – Maribor, Eastern Slovenia

November 11, 2019
Maribor Centre, Trg Svobode
Maribor, 2000 Slovenia
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It should not come as a big surprise that among many events celebrating St. Martin’s Day the one in Maribor is the largest in Slovenia. Town of Old Vine, historically so well connected with wine is celebrating the birth of new wine grandiosely in one of the main city's squares. The legends say the inhabitants of the city "old Mariborčani" believe this is the most important day of the year -  more important than any public holiday...It certainly might be the…

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Slovenian Wine Festival – Ljubljana, Central Slovenia

November 14, 2019
Cankarjev Dom, Prešernova cesta 10
Ljubljana, 1000 Slovenia
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Slovenian Wine Festival is a premier Slovene wine event organised annually in Cankarjev Dom, cultural and congress centre in the downtown of Ljubljana. 2 days showcase of the top Slovenian wines and culinary attracts a large number of visitors. This event is a part of the November Gourmet Ljubljana, which boasts great culinary events throughout November and is also published on our site.

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Wine tour in the tunnels under Kranj – Kranj, Northern Slovenia

November 15, 2019 - November 16, 2019
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Wine tour in the tunnels under Kranj is an exciting wine event held in the tunnels under the old town of Kranj, a capital of the Gorenjska region in northern Slovenia. Winemakers from all Slovene wine regions will be present and some from abroad. You will be able to taste local specialties and enjoying in the unusual, yet interesting atmosphere of the venue. Kranj is worth to visit. It is the fourth largest Slovenian city, with the well-preserved city centre,…

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Persimmon Fruit Feast – Strunjan, Western Slovenia

November 15, 2019 - November 17, 2019
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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