Eating your way through Le Marche - July 2008 Festivals
Here is the next installment of my personal favorite way to travel - eating your way through Northern Le Marche for July Events, Festivals, Market & More! I have added as asterisk * next to particularly interesting or tasty events! Grab a glass of wine because there are a ton of summer fests in July!
Festa del porto (the week before the 1st weekend)
Harbor festival, traditions, games, sports, gastronomy, exhibitions, music & more - great excuse to spend the day at the beach
Mercatello Sul Metauro
Fiera di Santa Veronica (1st Sunday)
A traditional fair displaying and selling a variety of goods from 6:00am
*Castrum bibendum (1st weekend)
History in a dish, culture in a glass with live entertainment, food & drinks starting at 6:00pm
*Mons Cerignonis (1st weekend)
Historical re-enactments with procession and the Palio of Uguccione (horse race), with fire-eaters & trampolinists, duellers & falconers, comedians and fortune-tellers, theater, live entertainment, medieval markets plus arts & crafts starting at 5pm
Montemaggiore al Metauro
Festa al parco (1st weekend)
Gastronomy, music & live entertainment in the evening
Musica e sapori in giardino (Wednesdays)
Concerts and food tastings starting at 9:30pm
*Festa del patrono (10th)
Feast of the patron saint of Bingo! Seriously - I know it's not food related, but bingo's a blast & they are doing it outside it the main square!
*Festa della birra (2nd Friday)
*Fiera del diciassette (weekend near July 17th)
Historical re-enactment of the ancient livestock fair with gastronomy and market
Fiera grossa (21st)
Traditional fair selling & displaying a variety of goods and livestock fair all day.
*Festa della trebbiatura (3rd weekend)
Harvest festival, grain harvesting with historic equipment, gastronomic stands
Sagre della Boccabona (3rd weekend)
Festival of the Boccabona, folklore & gastronomy from 7:00pm
Sagra del cinghiale (3rd weekend)
Wild boar festival -sooo good!
Festa dei piatti tipici (3rd weekend)
Festival of typical dishes starting at 6pm
*Sagra delle pesche (3rd weekend)
Peach festival & exhibition, traditional auction sale with evening entertainment. How can you get any more summer than a peach festival?!
Mercatello sul Metauro
*Palio del somaro e sagra della tagliatella (3rd of 4th weekend)
Donkey race and home made tagliatelle need I say more?! Donkey race through the local contoni (city wards), gastronomic stands with tagliatelle and local products all day in the old center. (Other activities for the palio start the week before)
*Festa del prosciutto (penultimate weekend)
Ham festival, promoting the PDO (protected designation of origin) ham from Carpegna with the participation of local producers all day
Monte Grimano Terme
*Sagra del tartufo nero (penultimate weekend)
Festival of the black truffle, promotion of local products with tastings, expositions, musical entertainment - truffles in the summer!
*Il mare e la montagna (last Saturday)
The sea and the mountain, the fishermen of the Adriatic coast offer their specialties beginning in the afternoon
Oricano di Pesaro
Estate in mercato (last Sunday)
Traditional fair displaying & selling a variety of good all day in the old center.
Festa della trebbiatura (last Sunday)
*Festa del vino (last weekend)
Wine festival, showcase & market of typical local wines & wine products, wine cellars & tasting of specialties accompanied by vernaccia from Pergola starting at 2pm
*Palio dei Conti Oliva (last weekend)
Historic medieval revival with costume procession & archery competition, medieval market, historical parade & more
Sagra polentara (last weekend)
Polenta festival where the master polenta chefs cook polenta in antique copper cauldrons starting at 6pm - we will be there for sure!
Mercatino del feudatario (July - August, Tuesday)
Feudal market, evening markets of antiques, curiositites, collector's items & of course- gastronomy. Renissance costumes & processsions, musical attractions & artistic exhibitions. The name of the event comes from Count Fabio Landriani della Rovere whose castle feuded with the Duke of Urbino in the second half of the 16th century.
Escursioni guidate in barca a vela (July - August, Tuesday & Thursday)
Sail boat excursions with a guide in the San Bartolo park at 9:00am (prior booking recommended 0541.831.700)
Mercato e shopping serale (July - August, Wednesday - Friday)
Shopping & evening market in the old centre
Sant'Angelo in Vado
Estate vadese (July - August)
Summer in Sant'Angelo in Vado, exhibitions, music, theater, street performers, games, live entertainment, tastings of typical local products 9:00pm
Shopping di sera (July - August, Wednesday)
Evening shopping, a traditional summertime event with music, gastronomy & much more around 9pm!
E...sate in salute (July - August, Thursday)
Summer Health, summer evening market with events, shows, exhibitions & market of healthy products & well being, food & drinks * Guided wine tastings starting at 7:00pm. (Start in the middle of July)
Pasta fresca (June - August)
The quintessential Italian cooking holiday - pizza & pasta making! Learn to throw the dough, roll sheets of pasta by hand & fire up the outdoor wood burning oven!
Mercantino di prodotti naturali (June - September, Tuesday & Friday)
Natural products market in Piazza Valbruna at 8:30pm
Pesaro dulcis in centro (July-August, Wednesday to Friday)
Evening shopping, concerts, exhibitions, entertainment for kids, creative workshops, food tastings, guided tours, cultural walks & lectures.
Mercatino serale (June - September, Tuesday & Friday)
Evening market along Via Fiume
Medioevo a tavola (all year)
The pleasures of the table in the Middle Ages, medieval dinners in the restaurants of the old center
Giovedi al castello (June - August, Thrusday)
Thursdays at the castle, re-enactment of the closure of the gate to the village at vespers, procession in period costume, fire-eaters & more at 9:00pm
Eventi estivi (June - August)
Musical events, theatre, sports, gastronomy, exhibitions, evening markets and much more along the seaside of Marotta & in the old centre of Mondolfo