Chestnut and Hazelnut Festival – Avella
14-15 and 20-21-22 October 2023. Traditional food and products from Irpinia and Campania
On October 14-15 and 20-21-22, 2023, Avella, in the Province of Avellino, hosts the Chestnut and Hazelnut Festival reaching its 10th edition.
The Chestnut and Hazelnut Festival celebrates Avella’s long-standing agricultural tradition, whose main protagonist has always been the hazelnut, as its name can attest. In Spanish, in Portuguese and in Occitan, ‘hazelnut’ is called ‘avellana’, ‘avelã’ and ‘avelana’ respectively, while in Latin ‘nux abellana’ means ‘hazel’.
The event starts with the opening of the food stands and music entertainment.
During the days of the festival, visitors can have guided tours of Avella’s wonderful historic sites: the Roman Tombs and Amphitheatre, the Norman Castle, Palazzo Ducale, Kiosk of the Friars Minor Convent, Immersive and Archaeological Museum, Historic Center.
For the entire duration of the Festival, crafts market, and exhibition and tastings of traditional products from Irpinia and Campania, such as chestnuts, mushrooms, DOP olive oil. Moreover, in Piazza Municipio, tastings of excellent wines and craft beers, as well as local dishes: anchovy and nuts linguine, porcini mushrooms penne, wild boar ragu pasta, sausage and friarielli sandwich, beans, and cotechino, roasted chestnuts, hazelnut and chestnut desserts, nuts, raw and toasted hazelnuts.
The festival is organized by the cultural association “I Rami del Melo”
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