Pomaria, The Apple Festival – Val di Non
On 12-13 October, a celebration of the apple.
Pomaria – The Apple Festival takes place every second week of October (this year on 12-13 October 2019) in Casez, Val di Non. The fair celebrates the apple in all its forms and aims to rediscover and promote the local traditions and all the foods harvested in the Non and Sole Valleys in October.
Pomaria, whose name comes from the Latin word “pomarium” (orchard), was conceived to honor the goddess Pomona, protector of the orchards. It’s organized by “Strada della Mela e dei Sapori delle Valli di Non e di Sole” in partnership with Apt Val di Non, Melinda, local authorities and institutions.
For two days, the Non Valley becomes the kingdom of the apple: visitors can pick apples, learn how to cook strudels, get to know and taste the different varieties of apples and their recipes, participate in workshops and tastings.
Other events include concerts, food and wine stalls, folklore, tastings, a market with local products, guided tours and walks, and contests to find the biggest and weirdest apples.
And for kids: games, fairy tales, movies.
(cover photo: Pixabay / other photos: ph. Marta Eccher)