TOP food festivals of 2017

TOP food festivals of 2017

Source: Aron Urb

The summer and autumn are rich seasons for Estonian cuisine. Regional food events showcase local ingredients like herring, flounder, apples, pickles and even dandelions. You can sample cuisine from the best restaurants in Tallinn, Pärnu and Haapsalu while strolling outside in the sunshine. From traditional recipes to modern Baltic fair, come taste the flavours of Estonia this year.

Kalevipoeg Fish & Water Festival

Throughout Estonia

05.08.2017 - 05.08.2017

This fair does a roaring trade in local farm and garden produce, with onions, cucumber and fish enough for all. There are renowned handicraft masters and entertainers in attendance, plus trampolines for the kids and other attractions.

Tartu Food Festival 2017

Tartu maakond, Tartu linn

03.08.2018 - 05.08.2018

The Food Festival introduces and serves a wide variety of food, fruit and vegetables from small Estonian producers, as well as healthy and delicious snacks and meals prepared from local produce by the cafés and restaurants of Tartu. Musicians and stimulating presentations from experts of healthy eating and active lifestyle help to establish the atmosphere. The entire family will find plenty to do. Come and enjoy the great celebration of Estonian food!

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Pop-up Café Day in Setomaa

Võru maakond, Setomaa vald

11.08.2018 - 12.08.2018

On Saturday, 13 August, we invite visitors to farmyards to taste local dishes from locally sourced ingredients.  Traditional Seto foods like sõir cheese, suulliim cold soup and tatipiirak mushroom pies will all be served. These and other interesting local dishes will be available at Setomaa family cafés all day. On Sunday, 14 August, some cafés host a peräpütüpäiv, or serve leftovers. Some cafés organize workshops. Additional information: and

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Hiiu maakond, Kõrgessaare alevik

13.08.2016 - 11.08.2018

Flounderfest is a festival for the whole family and it aims to introduce the traditions of the area and local fishers, offer traditional meals, and possibilities for purchasing fresh fish. Historically, Kõrgessaare has been a region of the fishing industry and fishermen and during the festival, it is possible to get to know the local life. The event is free for everybody and the place can be accessed by boat. At the event, it is also possible to go seafaring.

Street Food Festival – Haapsalu's Promenade of Flavours (Haapsalu Maitsete Promenaad) 2017

Lääne maakond, Haapsalu linn

18.08.2018 - 18.08.2018

The festival takes place in the Old Town and on that day, the entire Karja Street becomes a promenade of flavours. Haapsalu welcomes anyone to the festival who has a passion for food, flavours, and summer in Haapsalu. The festival programme also includes interesting concerts and performances on the stage of the Citizen Tower.

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Jõgeva maakond, Kuremaa alevik

25.08.2018 - 25.08.2018

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Pickle festival

Pärnu maakond, Tahkuranna küla

20.08.2018 - 20.08.2018

Cucumbers, fish and crafts have been the allies for coastal people for centuries. In order to make sure that these three words and the activities related to them will never end, local people will organize the pickle festival. Interesting recipes will be shared, guests can taste both pickles and fish and there are also many workshops open. Come with your entire family, because there are activities for everyone for the whole day!

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Summer Into the Jar Harvest festival

Throughout Estonia

26.08.2017 - 27.08.2017

The last summer event in Narva Castle’s Northern Yard is the traditional Festival “Summer into a Jar”. Usually, during the first day of the event berries and frits are preserved and jammed, while on the second day the preservation of vegetables and mushrooms is done. You can share your experiences, exchange the recipes and try some unusual ideas. If visitors wish to take part in the Festival and “trap summer in a jar” they should inform organizers in advance.

Pärnu Maitsete Uulits – Street Food Festival

Pärnu maakond, Pärnu

26.08.2017 - 27.08.2017

During a weekend in August, one of the most active streets of the summer capital will experience a real trip to the paradise of flavours. Supeluse Street will be the destination for larger and smaller food trucks from near and afar, and they will offer the best that food has to offer. The keywords include fresh, modern, exciting, and, naturally, extremely tasty street food, made from seasonal, healthy, and preferably local ingredients. Grab your food and drink, and move on!

Lüübnitsa Onion & Fish Fair

Võru maakond, Lüübnitsa küla

25.08.2018 - 26.08.2018

In the Seto region, the summer catch and crops - fish and vegetables - are ready to be sold. Onion and garlic take centre stage. Visitors can buy handicrafts and take part in food and photo competitions. Children can find out how men carve wood and what it's like being a blacksmith's apprentice.

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Saaremaa Food Festival

Throughout Estonia

04.09.2017 - 10.09.2017

Great local flavours are mixed together at the Saaremaa Food Festival, which takes place in September. The event brings great food closer to local residents and introduces the food culture of the county to a wider public. Locals and naturally all our visitors are welcome to participate in the fascinating programme that lasts for a week.

8th Türi Apple Festival

Järva maakond, Türi linn

30.09.2017 - 30.09.2017

At Türi Apple Festival, you can buy and taste apples, and ask for advice from specialists. Participants will offer pastries, preserves, snacks, drinks, plants, and everything else that is related to apples. Guests can participate in public trainings, contests of apple products, and enjoy the festival's cultural programme.

Pärnu Café Week

Pärnu maakond, Pärnu

06.10.2018 - 14.10.2018

In addition to Restaurant Week, the people of Pärnu are now also having a Café Week. The feedback for Restaurant Week was exceedingly positive and the chefs of Pärnu built a fun mutual synergy with which to go on.  21 various cafés of Pärnu are involved in Café Week offers. During Café Week, meals consisting of salad, dessert and a cup of tea/coffee are offered for €7. How to participate? Special offer is available on every day of Café Week from opening to closing, but the participating cafés have a limited number of special offers for every day - we reccommend book a table directly at the café via email or phone at least 1 hour in advance

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Lamprey Festival 'Silm Suhu' in the restaurants of Narva and Narva-Jõesuu

Throughout Estonia

13.10.2016 - 12.11.2017

The restaurants of Narva and Narva-Jõesuu are organising a Lamprey Festival "Silm Suhu!". The first Lamprey Festival "Silm Suhu", that took place in Narva and Narva-Jõesuu restaurants in 2015, turned out to be very popular; this time, the Festival is going to last five days. During the Lamprey Festival, you can try fascinating lamprey dishes. The chefs have a simple but creative task to prepare something special and delicious that would surprise any gourmand. Each restaurant can choose what it serves – be it a starter, a soup, a salad or a dessert, as long as it is made mainly of lamprey.

Tallinn Restaurant Week 2017

Throughout Estonia

01.11.2017 - 07.11.2017

Tallinn Restaurant Week declares the first week of November as the week to celebrate good food and good restaurants. For one week Tallinn becomes a foodie heaven.

Last updated : 11.12.2017

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