Top Foodie Things to Do in Istria in November
November is the month of traditional blessing of the wine on Feast Day of St. Martin (Martinje in Croatian) who is considered the patron saint of wine growers. In celebration of Martinje, wine festivals are held in wine cellars throughout Istria, with plenty of tasting session for wine lovers. Wine tasting events are accompanied by other gourmet events, including truffles and olive oil. November is also the month of Open Days of Agritourisms in Istria during which you can visit rural households and their farms, and taste the delicious Istrian gastronomy as a trademark of rural areas. Enjoy the spectacular color changes of leaves in November with these delicious and fun foodie activities.
NW Istria (Umag, Novigrad, Brtonigla, and Buje)
Sole Fish Days in NW Istria (October 12 to November 18): Try delicious meals made with sole fish.
Central Istria (Pazin, Buzet, Groznjan, and Motovun)
Zigante Truffle Days in Livade (September 15 to November 18): Truffle Fair and Exhibition for exploring and tasting truffles in diverse forms of preparation. Also available are wine, olive oil, cheese, honey, brandy-herb and other traditional Istrian products.
Martinje in Momjan, Belaj, Sv. Martin, Visnjan, and Beram (November 11): Celebrations of the Feast Day of St. Martin with blessing of the wine and wine tastings.
Truffle Weekend in Buzet (November 3 to 4): Buzet’s truffle festival, accompanied by other Istrian homemade products such as prosciutto, cheese, olive oil, wine, honey, jams, natural juices, and brandies.
Martinje in Tar (November 11): Celebrations of the Feast Day of St. Martin with blessing of the wine and wine tastings.
Crofish in Porec (November 23 to 25): International Fishing and Fishing Equipment Fair.
Vrsar and Funtana
Martinje in Vrsar (November 11): Celebrations of the Feast Day of St. Martin with blessing of the wine and wine tastings.
Olive Oil Festival in Barban (November 24): Taste the olive oil made in the Barban region and participate in olive oil workshops.
Foodie Events in Istria
Foodie Events in Croatia
VINOcom Festival in Zagreb (November 23 to 24): Popular regional wine festival with more than 300 exhibitors of excellent wines and food delicacies from Croatia, Slovenia, Austria, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Serbia, Montenegro, and Macedonia.
For additional events in Croatia, visit the Croatian National Tourist Board website.
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