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.

Tallinn Restaurant Week

Harju maakond, Tallinn

01.11.2019 - 07.11.2019

Tallinn Restaurant Week declares this week the week to celebrate great food and great restaurants. This is a week full of discoveries, pleasant experiences, and the opportunity to visit and compare a lot of different restaurants at a great price. Tallinn Restaurant Week wishes for both local residents and tourists visiting Tallinn to feel welcome to enjoy the professional quality and hospitality of Tallinn's restaurants.

'Uma Mekk' fair at Võru Sports Centre

Võru maakond, Võru

09.11.2019 - 09.11.2019

'Uma Mekk' is a trademark for food that has sprung up from the soil and been grown and made with care and love by the people of Old Võrumaa. At the 'Uma Mekk' fair you can enjoy and buy food and handicrafts from local producers and artisans, all connected to the theme of food. There are quizzes for visitors and you can take part in the awarding of the best foods. The littlest members of the family can attend a fun workshop. The fair is open to visitors from 09:00 to 14:00.

New Wine Day on the Onion Route

Tartu maakond, Alatskivi alevik

21.11.2019 - 23.11.2019

The Alatskivi Manor Winery celebrates the New Wine Day, a celebrated holiday in the wine world, for tasting this summer’s wines. At midnight on the third Thursday of November each year, new wine bottles are opened and everyone can taste the wines from the summer harvest for the first time. Different wines, including honey wine, summer berry sparkling wine, bullace wine, grape wine, and chokeberry wine can be tasted in the wine cellar which will be open for exactly one hour. Those who cannot participate are welcome to visit on Saturday, when new wines can be bought home.

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Black Food Festival in Tallinn

Harju maakond, Põhja-Tallinna linnaosa

23.11.2019 - 23.11.2019

The Black Food Festival is coming to Estonia for the first time this year. Having set out its stall in Berlin, London and New York in the last 12 months, it’s be coming to the Põhjala factory in Tallinn. The aim is to open the door to culinary creativity and experimentation and to do so under the umbrella of an enjoyable city festival during some of the blackest nights of the year. Taste-wise, there’ll be something for everybody!  

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Varnja Fish Fair

Tartu maakond, Varnja alevik

25.04.2020 - 25.04.2020

Varnja Fish Fair, which is held every spring and has become a tradition, is the opening event of the high season of Lake Peipus. Guests can buy fresh fish and fish products, fishing equipment, delicious meals from different caterers, plants, handicraft, and other traditional fair products. Both the young and the old can find something fun to do at the fair.

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Tallinn Craft Beer Weekend

Harju maakond, Põhja-Tallinna linnaosa

01.05.2020 - 02.05.2020

TCBW is the first and largest International craft beer festival in the Baltic region. The event is organized by Põhjala Brewery and first took place in 2015. Over 50 of the best breweries from all over the world, plus the brightest stars of the local scene are participating every year. TCBW is a festival for beer lovers – people who are looking for an experience of new aromas and tastes in their beer. Serving size is 50 ml and each brewery will bring 8 world class beers to this 2-day event. So, over the course of these two 6-hour sessions, the guests have a choice of close to 400 extraordinary beers. Festival ticket includes all beer inside the venue – no tokens, no cash (except for food), no hassle!

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Italian wine party

Lääne maakond, Haapsalu linn

05.06.2020 - 06.06.2020

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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Tartu Food and Wine Festival

Tartu maakond, Tartu linn

07.08.2020 - 09.08.2020

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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Garlic Festival (Küüslaugu Festival)

Jõgeva maakond, Kuremaa alevik

20.08.2020 - 20.08.2020

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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Kallaste Fish & Onion Fair

Tartu maakond, Kallaste linn

29.08.2020 - 29.08.2020

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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Last updated : 16.05.2018

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