Oil and Olive Fair – Cartoceto
4-12 November. Great local food and wines, and lots of events in Marche Region
In the first two weekends of November (Saturday 4 and Sunday 5, and Saturday 11 and Sunday 12 November 2017) the Oil and Olive Fair takes place in Cartoceto, in the Province of Pesaro-Urbino.
The Fair, now in its 41st edition, is a huge eno-gastronomic, as well as artistic and cultural event that takes visitors on a real journey through art, history, tradition, nature and music.
Cartoceto (DOP) has been Marche’s first and only DOP (Protected Designation of Origin) extra virgin olive oil since 30 October 2004, but the Fair has been held continuously since 1977. Its aim is to promote local products, as well as the medieval village of Cartoceto itself, its long history and ancient traditions.
In the 4 days of the Fair, producers display and sell their olive oil and olives (either stored in brine, corned or cooked), and other eno-gastronomic delicacies such as honey, salumi, cheese, nouveau wine.
The Oil and Olive Fair is so much more than great food, as the dozens of artistic and cultural events offered can attest: contests, seminars, educational workshops, guided tastings, art and photography exhibitions, nature strolls, theatrical productions for children, and concerts of artists such as Fabio Concato (Sunday, November 5) and Greta Panettieri (Sunday, November 12), as well as sax player Marco Postacchini (November 5) and trombone player Massimo Morganti (November 12).
(photos: event’s Facebook page)Go to the website Oil and Olive Fair – Cartoceto