TOP food festivals this season

Source: Aron Urb

TOP food festivals this season

The summer and autumn are busy 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. Our list of events is by no means final, as new festivals pop up all the time.

Food Fair ‘Narva TASTES’

Ida-Viru maakond, Narva

21.08.2021 - 21.08.2021

The Narva Joaorg will host the most delicious fair of the year. Here, the best restaurants and cafes in Narva and Narva-Jõesuu will come together and offers their best tastes. Every year, guests of the fair have the opportunity to try new things. Spend a day with your family or friends and enjoy the tastes of Narva!

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Good Food Festival – Grillfest

Pärnu maakond, Pärnu

06.08.2021 - 07.08.2021

Grillfest takes place on the beautiful meadow by Vallikääru in Pärnu in June, every year. For two days, 300 caterers from Estonia and abroad serve their best fare. We have outdoor restaurants, cafés and even a pet restaurant. You can enjoy the Good Food Fair, the national fishing championships and food preparation competitions; a large and exciting play area is available for children. The festival has performances by excellent artists on various stages; music styles offer something to every taste. Both days of the festival end with magnificent fireworks. After Grill Parties take place at festival clubs. Everyone is welcome to the Grillfest; the entrance is free of charge! Timetable is available on our website.

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Tartu Food and Wine Festival

Tartu maakond, Tartu linn

06.08.2021 - 08.08.2021

Tartu Food and Wine Festival offers genuine Estonian taste experiences courtesy of small producers from South Estonia and pop-up restaurants as well as a rich selection of wines. Everyone can participate in the open tasting events and get advice from the best Estonian sommeliers. Your enjoyment of good food and wine will be complemented by a family-friendly entertainment programme, a unique gourmet dinner, home cafes at various city districts and many other tasty and exciting events.

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Café Day in Setomaa

Võru maakond, Setomaa vald

14.08.2021 - 15.08.2021

On Café Day, we invite visitors to farmyards to taste local dishes from locally sourced ingredients.  Traditional Seto foods, such as sõir cheese, suulliim cold soup, and kikkaseenepiirak mushroom pies, will all be served. These and other interesting local dishes will be available at Setomaa family cafés all day. Each café also sells their products: you can eat them on the spot or take them to go. On Sunday cafés offer what has been left-over from Saturday. 

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Garlic Festival

Jõgeva maakond, Kuremaa alevik

20.08.2021 - 20.08.2021

The 10th Garlic Festival will be held in Kuremaa, Jõgeva County. At the fair, Estonian crafts and food will be sold, as well as different garlic-themed products. There will also be an exciting culture programme and workshops. The Garlic Festival offers something for the young and the old, mothers and fathers, grandmothers and grandfathers!

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Peipsi Food Street 175 km

Jõgeva maakond, Mustvee linn

21.08.2021 - 22.08.2021

The third Peipsi Food Street 175 km will take place from 22nd to 23rd of August from Vasknarva to Saabolda. Pop-up restaurants will be opened on a road that is 175 km long in total. The restaurants offer dishes and drinks made only from the fresh local raw ingredients. The festival features local restaurants as well as  pop-up restaurants from all over Estonia. Peipsi food comes from the local lakes, forests, fields, bogs, and marshes. It is diverse and full of different cultures, traditional but also new. The main value is the people who bring the food to the table.

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Kallaste Fish & Onion Fair

Tartu maakond, Kallaste linn

28.08.2021 - 28.08.2021

Kallaste Fish & Onion Fair has become a traditional late summer event in Kallaste. Held on the last weekend in August every year, it attracts people not only from the local area but also from other parts of Estonia, and even abroad. A range of items are sold at the fair but the crowning gem among them is the famous onion grown on the fields by the Lake Peipus. In addition the fair itself there is a diverse cultural programme including handicraft workshops, traditional cooking, boat rides on Lake Peipus, children's shows and more. The festivities culminate in an evening dance and fireworks.

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Lüübnitsa Onion & Fish Fair

Võru maakond, Lüübnitsa küla

28.08.2021 - 28.08.2021

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

Saare maakond, Kuressaare linn

02.09.2021 - 12.09.2021

Even though summer will be over by September, Saaremaa still welcomes everyone. Saaremaa Food Festival is an exciting 11-day programme, the motto of which is ‘Proper food makes merry mood!’. There is something for everyone in the programme: Saaremaa Restaurant Week, Cake Concert, Market Day, Visit villages, special dinners, Kuressaare Street Picnic, Appel Cafes Day, Children's Cafes and more. Come to the islands!

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Buffet day on Onion Road

Tartu maakond, Alatskivi alevik

11.09.2021 - 11.09.2021

The tradition of home cafes has become a thing of honour in Estonia in recent years. The Peipus area and Onion Road have also taken up this tradition. In mid-September, the locals will open the doors to their lovely homes and offer the best recipes handed down from generation to generation. This is a day full of joy, good local food and different meetings with old friends and interesting local people.

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Italian wine party

Lääne maakond, Haapsalu linn

03.06.2022 - 04.06.2022

The wine party began with the idea of introducing Haapsalu’s twin town Greve, located in the Chianti region of Italy. Wine is offered by the majority of Estonian importers as well as by their Italian partners. The wine party begins on Friday in Haapsalu’s cafés with Italian wine tastings. On Saturday, a wine contest will be held in Haapsalu’s Old Town, which will reveal the favorite Italian red wine, white wine, and Prosecco of Haapsalu.

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Last updated : 20.04.2021

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