Italian Chestnut Fair – Cuneo
16-18 October. Tons of roasted chestnuts and typical products from Piedmont.
Cuneo National Chestnut Fair is considered one of the most important food festivals in Italy as well as one the largest showcases for Piedmont products.
The event takes place from Friday, October 16, to Sunday, October 18, 2020. Hundreds of exhibitors spread over the historic center of Cuneo. The air will be filled with the perfume, flavor, and colors of many delicious Piedmont specialties, such as ravioli, pancakes, polenta, crepes, hamburgers, fried mushrooms, ravioles della Valle Varaita, etc.
The fair, this year arrived at its 22nd edition, has been established in Cuneo since the region surrounding the town represents one of the main areas of chestnut production in Italy.
Cuneo’s chestnuts were so famous around the world that in United States chestnuts were called “Cuneo”.
From 25,000 to 30,000 kilograms of chestnuts are eaten every year during the festival, approximately 165-200.000 bags of roasted chestnuts.
In addition to food stands, the fair offers arts and crafts, workshops, cultural activities, exhibitions, shows and concerts.
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