TOP food festivals

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TOP food festivals

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.

Kärdla Café Day

Hiiu maakond, Hiiu vald

01.08.2019 - 04.08.2019

The Kärdla Café Day is a unique event on the shores of the Baltic Sea. On the first Saturday in August, 15 cafés open their doors and gates in private yards, public squares and places that have so far been hidden from the public. The town of Kärdla will be filled to the brim with the smell of coffee and fresh pastries. Come enjoy a coffee and summer at this coffee lovers' celebration in Hiiumaa!

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Tartu Food and Wine Festival

Tartu maakond, Tartu linn

02.08.2019 - 04.08.2019

Tartu Food and Wine Festival offers authentic Estonian flavours from small producers and pop-up restaurants from South-Estonia, as well as a rich selection of wines. Guests can participate in open tastings and get advice from the best Estonian sommeliers. In addition to the food and wine, there is an entertainment programme for the whole family, a unique gourmet dinner, home cafes in the city districts, a night promenade by the Emajõgi, an area for children, and much more.

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Valga maakond, Lossiküla

03.08.2019 - 03.08.2019

Café Day in Setomaa

Võru maakond, Setomaa vald

17.08.2019 - 18.08.2019

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 left-overs.

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Tahkuranna cucumberfestival

Pärnu maakond, Tahkuranna küla

20.08.2019 - 20.08.2019

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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Lüübnitsa Onion & Fish Fair

Võru maakond, Lüübnitsa küla

24.08.2019 - 25.08.2019

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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Peipsi Food Street 175 km

Jõgeva maakond, Mustvee linn

24.08.2019 - 25.08.2019

Peipsi Food Street 175 km will take place during the first weekend 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 pure raw ingredients of Peipsi County. The owners of the restaurants are both locals and guests from all over Estonia. We welcome you to participate in the event and enjoy and buy the amazing food!

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Kallaste Fish & Onion Fair

Tartu maakond, Kallaste linn

31.08.2019 - 31.08.2019

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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Saaremaa Food Festival

Saare maakond, Kuressaare linn

05.09.2019 - 15.09.2019

The heart of the summer is over by September, but Saaremaa continues to smile invitingly and deliciously to all. Rye that has escaped the heat of the summer is golden in the most fertile soil of the island. Potato is turning another side in the earth. Vegetables, who sleep in the daytime and grow at night, are counting the stars in the sky all over Saaremaa. Fruits are deliciously plump and are blushing due to their virgin ripeness. Clean air and sea breeze – it is Freshness. Real Freshness. Especially in the beginning of September, when Mother Earth has blessed us by offering it’s best sons and daughters. Saaremaa Food Festival, born in 2014, offers fascinating program for a whole week, so there is just one thing to say: Proper food makes merry mood!

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Buffet day on Onion Road

Tartu maakond, Alatskivi alevik

14.09.2019 - 14.09.2019

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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Lamprey Festival in Narva-Jõesuu

Ida-Viru maakond, Narva-Jõesuu linn

28.09.2019 - 28.09.2019

Lampreys are a very rare species of fish; however, in Narva-Jõesuu, lampreys have been fished since prehistoric times. During the traditional Lapmrey Festival, a fish market is open for fishermen as well as those who simply love fish. Here you can buy fresh fish as well as various fish products. You can also try different dishes made of lampreys. You can also go out on the river with fishermen to see for yourself how lampreys are caught. The lamprey is a fish with a body like a snake's and resembling an eel at first glance.

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Last updated : 16.05.2018

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