Egg Festival and Palio – Tredozio
April 16 th and 17th on Easter and Easter Monday with contests and egg hunt
On Sunday April 16th 2017 in Tredozio, a small village in the province of Forlì-Cesena, the 54th edition of the Egg Festival, with games, food tastings, exhibitions …
The celebration continues on Easter Monday in April 17th with the Egg Palio.
Traditionally, after the Sunday Mass, there is the “boiled egg beating”. An egg is given to every participant for the Maxi beating, in which the target is to damage the egg of the other contestant. The competition and the games continue on the afternoon, with the fishing in the giant egg and the “pentolaccia”.
Another contest is the Dough Competition: after making the dough with the eggs you have to roll the dough with the rolling pin.
The main competition of the festival is the National Championship of Boiled Gggs Eaters; last year the winner made the record by eating 22 eggs.
On Sunday April 16th, at the parterre of the natural amphitheatre of the riverbed in the area of Largo Ghetti, new contests with the 12th Women Palio (Contest) such as egg hunt in a haystack: you have to find 200 boiled eggs in a spacious haystack and the cheek to cheek egg contest. In the late evening there are the award ceremony and celebrations.
On Monday April 17th the Male Palio of Easter Monday starts at 3 pm with the Medieval custom parade of the 4 districts and their allegorical wagons, at the riverbed. The competition consists of 4 games, like the battle of eggs in which 600 eggs are thrown for every session and the Egg target shooting, throwing of raw eggs towards a big target and the opponent team tries to stop it with a wooden shovel. Finally the tug of war between the two opposing teams located on the shores of the river.
The two days are liven up by street markets; you can also see an exhibition about eggs “The street of the eggs” and taste some typical dishes of the Emilia Romagna region in the restaurants and local farm houses:
cappelletti, tortellini, lasagne…
Discover more about the region’s cuisine >>>
Festival entrance 3 euro
Palio entrance 5 euro
Photo from the webite of Pro Loco Emilia Romagna