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Culinary & Cultural Festivals in Poland – 2017 Calendar

Tuesday, January 31st, 2017

 

Annual Regional Food Contest in Lopuszna, Malopolska - Lesser Poland region.

Annual Regional Food Contest in Lopuszna, Malopolska – Lesser Poland region.

If you’re heading to Krakow, Warsaw , Wroclaw and/or Gdansk, Poland this summer and fall, plan to attend culinary and cultural festivals in those four cities and surrounding areas. Celebrate with great regional cuisine and immerse yourself in local culture. What a treat!

JUNE – AUGUST 2017

KRAKOW

Regional Food Contest in Lopuszna – Taste hundreds of delicious highlander-style home-made recipes – 19 July, 2017 in Lopuszna, Lesser Poland region

VII International Festival of Wine & Flavors – Polish and foreign wines, local foods and entertainment – 24 – 26 July, 2017 in Krynica-Zdroj, Lesser Poland region

Oscypek and All Cheeses Festival– A celebration of all cheeses  – 09 August, 2017 in Zakopane, Lesser Poland region

XV Pierogi Festival– Polish stuffed dumplings festival – 11 – 15 August, 2017 – location: Maly Rynek square in Krakow, Lesser Poland region

XLIX Sabalowe Bajania– Annual festival of the local folklore – 06 – 09 August, 2017 in Bukowina Tatrzanska, Lesser Poland region

49th International Highland Folklore Festival– Highlanders from all over the world descend on Zakopane – 23 – 30 August, 2017 – Zakopane, Lesser Poland region

Malopolska Taste Festival– Grand Finale – 21 – 23 August, 2017 – location: Plac Wolnica, Kazimierz district, Krakow in Lesser Poland region

XIII International Wine Days – 15 – 16 August, 2017 – location: Jaslo, Lesser Poland region

Krakow Honey Harvest – XXIII Bee-Keepers Festival – 29 – 30 August, 2017 – Plac Wolnica, Kazimierz district, Krakow in Lesser Poland region

WARSAW

XX Biesiada Weselna – Celebrating Polish Wedding Traditions  – 16 – 17 May, 2017 – Wegrow, Mazovia region

XII International Folk Festival “Warsfolk” – Folk ensambles from all over the world perform in Warsaw – 22 – 23 August, 2017, Warsaw, Poland

XXXVIII Kurpie Bee-Keepers Festival – Honey, regional food and bread festival  – 23 August, 2017 – Myszyniec, Mazovia region

 WROCLAW

X Polish National Trout Festival – Best regional trout dish competition and more – 19 July, 2017 – Polanica Zdroj, Lower Silesia region

XXII Polish Pottery Festival – 16 – 20 August, 2017 – Boleslawiec, Lower Silesia region

XIV Lower Silesia Soup Festival – 16 August, 2017 – Jedlina Zdroj, Lower Silesia region

XVI Flour Fest – Breads and sweets on display – 23 August, 2017 – Botanical Garden in Wroclaw, Lower Silesia region

Polish-Czech Harvest Festival– 23 August 2017 – Lawica village, Klodzko Commune in Lower Silesia region.

GDANSK

Fishermen Sea Pilgrimage by Boats –  28 June, 2017 in Puck, Pomerania region of Poland.

Kashubian Strawberry Harvest – 28 June, 2017 in Zlota Gora near Kartuzy, Pomerania region of Poland.

The Cod Fish Harvest – Polish Seafood Recipes Championship – 11 – 12 July, 2017 in Gniewno, Pomerania region of Poland.

Wdzydze Fair – 12 July, 2017 in Wdzydze, Pomerania region of Poland.

Kashubian Fair & Regional Cuisine – 18 – 19 July, 2017 – in Kartuzy, Pomerania region of Poland.

St. Dominik’s Fair & Bread Festival –  25 July – 15 August, 2017 in Gdansk, Pomerania region of Poland.

Polish Championships in Tobacco Snuffing – 26 July, 2017 in Chmielno, Pomerania region of Poland.

Pomerania Fair & Regional Cuisine – July/August, 2017 – in Bytow, Bytow Castle, Pomerania region of Poland.

International Folklore Festival – July/August, 2017 – in different Kashubian towns, Pomerania region of Poland.

Kashubian Flavors/ Malënowi Bęks – End of strawberry harvest – July/August, 2016 – in Wygoda Laczynska, Pomerania region of Poland.

Magic Malbork and Medieval Fair – 8 August, 2017 in Malbork, Pomerania region of Poland.

Days with Music and Bread – every Saturday and Sunday in July and August – in Kluki at the Slavic Village Museum, Pomerania region of Poland.

 

Folk dancers at the annual Polish Pottery Festival in Boleslawiec, Lower Silesia region of Poland.

Folk dancers at the annual Polish Pottery Festival in Boleslawiec, Lower Silesia region of Poland.

SEPTEMBER 2017

KRAKOW

XVI Bean Day Celebration – 5 – 6 September, 2017 – Zakliczyn, Lesser Poland region

Charsznica Cabbage Days Celebrations – 12 September, 2017 – in Charsznica,  Lesser Poland region

Potato Day Celebration  – 19 September, 2017 – in Bogucin Duzy, Lesser Poland region

WARSAW

Mazovian Bread Festival – Annual best Mazovian breads and harvest festival  – 13 September, 2017 – in Wegrow, Mazovia region

VIII Ecology Fair in Ostroleka – 20 September, 2017 – in Ostroleka, Mazovia region

WROCLAW

Jelenia Gora Fair– 29 August – 30 August, 2017 – in Jelenia Gora, Lower Silesia region

XV International Bee-Keepers Fair– 29 August & 30 August, 2017 – in Jelenia Gora, Lower Silesia region

Potato Day Celebration– 12 September, 2017 – in Pstrazna, Lower Silesia region

Wine Day Celebration in the Treasure City– 5 – 6 September, 2017 – in Sroda Slaska, Lower Silesia region

GDANSK

Regional Contest for Best Pomeranian Fruit Cordial – 30 August, 2017 in Swolowo, Pomerania region of Poland.

Forest People Mushroom Holiday – 12 September, 2017 in Bory Tucholskie, Osieczna, Pomerania region of Poland.

Cysterian Fair – 13 September, 2017 in Pelplin, Pomerania region of Poland.

Kashubian Singers Convention – 13 September, 2017 in Zukowo, Pomerania region of Poland.

Potato Harvest – 13 September, 2017 in Wdzydze Kiszewskie, Pomerania region of Poland.


Popular Wine Festivals Around Poland Create a Perfect Opportunity To Try Polish Wines

Saturday, August 31st, 2013

Are you curious about the taste of Polish wines and would like to discover Poland’s emerging wine regions and industry?

Winnica Jasiel - Jasiel Vineyard

Winnica Jasiel – Jasiel Vineyard in the Subcarpathian Voivodeship, south-eastern Poland.

It may still be a well-kept secret, but Poland is home to a young and dynamic wine country that’s producing exquisite cool-climate “wina” – as wines are called in Polish. Actively trying to promote their beautiful, small, family-run vineyards and wine regions various members of the national and regional industry are working hard every-day to successfully market their wines and wine-related experiences.

Poland Culinary Vacations guests recently touring Adoria Vineyard during

Poland Culinary Vacations guests recently touring Adoria Vineyard during “Flavors of Lower Silesia and Wroclaw” culinary vacation in south-western region of Poland

Wines produced at Adoria Vineyard in the Lower Silesia region of Poland.

Wines produced at Adoria Vineyard in the Lower Silesia region of Poland.

If you happen to be visiting Poland during summer and fall seasons, plan on visiting these popular wine festivals where you’ll have an opportunity to meet Polish wine makers and taste their very fine wines:

Galicyjski Festiwal Win – Galician Wine Festival – Galicja Vitis – June of every year. This year it was held in Rzeszow, in the Subcarpathian Voivodeship, south-eastern Poland.

International Wine Days – August/September of every year – in fact, this festival is going on this very weekend, August 31 – September 1, 2013 in Jaslo, in the Subcarpathian Voivodeship, south-eastern Poland!

Winobranie Zielona Gora i Dni Zielonej Gory – September 7 – 15, 2013 in Zielona Gora, Lubusz Voivodeship, in western Poland.

Wine Day Celebration in The Treasure City – September 7, 2013 in Sroda Slaska, in the Lower Silesia region of Poland.

Poland Culinary Vacations is working on bringing you an exciting, week-long, SPA and wine vacation experience in southern Poland soon. We will be blogging about Polish wine and wine regions so please keep checking our blog for updates. Na zdrowie!


For Christmas Markets Visit Poland in December 2011

Wednesday, November 30th, 2011

If you’re planning to travel to Poland this December, you must visit Christmas markets now being organized in major cities. You’ll notice that Polish Christmas markets have a specific character and are often located in beautifully decorated, historic Market Squares. Christmas markets in Poland are popular among both locals and tourists and even the smallest markets will give you a good idea of how Poles celebrate the Christmas season. You’ll find unique, hand-made gifts, regional cheeses, meats, breads, beer, hot chocolate, sweets and mulled wine. Whether you’re visiting Wrocław, Kraków, Warsaw or Gdańsk get into the holiday spirit at Christmas markets these cities offer.  

Sweets and ginger bread sold during the fair.

Sweets and gingerbread beautifully wrapped for sale during a Christmas market in Upper Silesia region of Poland

These curious balls are made of rice and honey, very light and tasty. Next to rice balls traditional food is also displayed; marinate mushrooms and oscypki.

These interesting looking balls are made of rice and honey and are very light and tasty. Next to rice balls, traditional food is also displayed; marinated mushrooms and oscypki - smoked sheep cheese

If you’re heading to Lesser Poland, don’t forget to visit the Krakow Christmas Market held in the Market Square. This is the largest and most famous Christmas market in Poland. It always attracts lots of visitors. In wooden stalls wrapped in Christmas lights you’ll find: hand-made Christmas tree ornaments, ceramic decorations, regional food and delicious hot spiced wine.

Christmas Market of Krakow – Market Square
From November 25 to December 26, 2011

Display of beautiful Christmas figures.

Display of beautiful hand-made Christmas figurines

In Warsaw’s Castle Square, in front of the Royal Castle – the main Christmas market is held every year. Another Christmas market can be found in front of the Palace of Science and Culture. Both of them take place throughout December and although smaller than the one offerd in Krakow, many great attractions await all visitors.

Christmas Markets of Warsaw – Old Town and Palace of Science and Culture                                                                                                                           From November 26, 2011 to January 8, 2012

Christmas wreath

Christmas wreath

The Christmas Market of Wroclaw takes place on the main square in the heart of the old town from November to December. When visiting this historic city in Lower Silesia, you can’t miss it’s Christmas market if you want to get into the holiday mood in no time. Find unique gifts and plenty of mouth-watering foods, bring your family and friends and enjoy arts, crafts and music.

Christmas Market of Wroclaw – Market Square
From November 25 to December 23, 2011

Christmas cards made by primary school children

Christmas cards made by primary school children

Gdańsk Christmas Fair will be organized for the 16th time this year. Visitors can buy original gifts, tree ornaments and meet Santa on December 6th!

Gdansk Christmas Fair – Targ Weglowy                                                                   
From December 5 to December 23, 2011

To learn more about Christmas Markets in Poland, view additional photos and videos, please visit the following website (use Google translate feature to translate text):

http://www.polskawita.pl/inspiracje/jarmarki-bozonarodzeniowe.html


Beautiful Summer Weather and Outdoor Cooking …

Sunday, July 10th, 2011

Food Festival Season Is Well Underway in Poland!

The VI Food Festival of Silesian Tastes (Festiwal Śląskie Smaki) is one of the many food festivals celebrated throughout the various regions of Poland during summer months. Amateur and professional chefs gathered in the Upper- Silesian town of Gliwice to take part in rich culinary tradition of Silesia presented at an open-air festival. They all  competed to win “The Golden Colander” award and the title of  The Expert of the Silesian Tastes. The top winners were students of Vocational School in Żorki, who prepared cheesecake with cranberry dip. After the dessert they also served Silesian onion soup and stuffed duck with apples and cranberry.

One of the professional teams

One of the professional teams.

Everyone was trying to

Everyone was trying to do their best to win the main award.

Tasty food straight from Upper-Silesian town of Pszczyna.

Tasty food straight from Upper-Silesian town of Pszczyna.

Winners of "The Brown Colander”, Valdi Plus restaurant from Mikołów.

Winners of "The Brown Colander”, Valdi Plus restaurant from Mikołów.

The jury had to taste 60 dishes prepared both by amateur and professional chefs. The main award for the amateurs went to the Farmer’s Wives’ Association from Udórz.  The jury had very difficult decisions to make, all dishes were not only mouth-watering but also beautifully presented.

Members of the jury tasting variuos dishes.

Members of the jury tasting variuos dishes.

The winners of "The Golden Colandar” among amateurs, The Farmer’s Wives’ Association from Udórz.

The winners of "The Golden Colandar” among amateurs, The Farmer’s Wives’ Association from Udórz.

Among the amateurs were Nina and Mirek Gliszczyńscy from Tarnowskie Góry, who treat cooking as a their hobby. Because they want to share their passion with others, they set their own website http://gotuj-sam.pl/ During the festival they presented cabbage soup, pork chops with mushrooms and kasha dish. The dessert consisted of crepes with cheese and preserves. Of course, all the dishes had unique Silesian names attached to them.

Nina and Mirek, a cooking couple, from Tarnowskie Góry.

Nina and Mirek, a cooking couple, from Tarnowskie Góry.

Pancakes with cheese and preserves served by Nina and Mirek.

Crepes with cheese and preserves served by Nina and Mirek.

A member of jury tasting Nina's crepes.

A member of jury tasting Nina and Mirek's crepes.

During the Festival, guests could taste and purchase various locally produced foods.

Smoked meats and sausage.

Smoked meats and sausage.

Honey that could be bought at the festival.

Honey that could be bought at the festival.

For 2011 calendar of upcoming food and cultural festivals in Lower Silesia, Mazovia and Lesser Poland follow this link:  Culinary and Cultural Festivals in Poland – 2011 Calendar.  


Culinary & Cultural Events in Poland – 2009 Calendar

Tuesday, July 21st, 2009

Regional dishes on display at Highlander's Fare Contest

Regional dishes on display at Highlander's Fare Contest

If you’re heading to Krakow and Wroclaw, Poland this August and September, plan to attend culinary, cultural and harvest festivals in those two cities as well as surrounding areas. You’ll taste great regional food and get to sing and dance with the locals. What a treat!

AUGUST 2009

KRAKOW

Oscypek and All Cheeses Festival – A celebration of all cheeses festival –  8 & 9 August 2009 in Zakopane,  Lesser Poland region

Pierogi Festival – Polish stuffed dumplings festival – 14, 15, 16 August 2009 – location: Maly Rynek square in Krakow, Lesser Poland region

XLIII Sabalowe Bajania – Annual festival of the local folklore -12 – 16 August 2009 in Bukowina Tatrzanska, Lesser Poland region

The International Highland Folk Festival – Highlanders from all over the world descend on Zakopane – 21 – 28 August, 2009 – Zakopane, Lesser Poland region

Fair of Folk Art – Buy and learn how to make handicrafts, folk bands performances – 21 – 30 August, 2009 – Main Square, Krakow in Lesser Poland region

Malopolska Taste Festival – Grand finale – 29 & 30 August 2009 – location: Plac Wolnica, Kazimierz district, Krakow in Lesser Poland region 
 
WROCLAW
 
Ceramics Festival in Boleslawiec – Boleslawiec Polish pottery festival – 19  – 23 August 2009 – Boleslawiec, Lower Silesia region
 
VII Lower Silesia Soup Festival – 23 August 2009  – Jedlina Zdroj, Lower Silesia region 
 
XIII International Bread Fair – Polish Baker of the Year competition and more – 28 -30 August, 2009 – Jawor, Lower Silesia region
 
Flour Fest – Breads  and  sweets on display – 30 August 2009 – Botanical Garden in Wroclaw, Lower Silesia region
 
Polish-Czech Harvest Festival – 30 August 2009 – Lawica village, Klodzko Commune in Lower Silesia region
 

Decorative wreaths on display at a Lower Silesia harvest festival

Decorative wreaths on display at a Lower Silesia harvest festival

SEPTEMBER 2009

KRAKOW
 
Krakow Honey Harvest – XVI Bee-keepers festival – 4 – 6 September 2009 – Plac Wolnica, Kazimierz district, Krakow in Lesser Poland region
 
X Bean Day Celebration – 12 & 13 September, 2009 – Zakliczyn, Lesser Poland region
 
 WROCLAW
 
 Jelenia Gora Fair – 5 & 6 September, 2009 – Jelenia Gora, Lower Silesia region
 
IX International Bee-keepers Fair – 5 & 6 September, 2009  – Jelenia Gora, Lower Silesia region
 
Potato Day Celebration – 19 September, 2009  – Pstrazna, Lower Silesia region
 
Wine Day Celebration in the Treasure City – 12 & 13 September, 2009 – Sroda Slaska, Lower Silesia region
 
 
 
 

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