Olive oil and Chard festival - Portorož & Piran
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Padna, 28.4. - 29.4.2018, from 9 a.m.
Cultural event

Olive oil and Chard festival

In April a lovely atmosphere will liven up the streets of Padna, as the beginning of summer holidays will be additionally highlighted by Olive oil and Chard festival, organized by the Portorož Tourist Board.

Visitors of the festival will be invited to take a walk through the village, taste various homemade specialties offered on stands or even buy the local olive oil. Besides Istrian culinary delights, visitor will as well have the opportunity to be active by joining the hiking tour or enjoy the traditional village’s feast in the evening. At the evening visitors will be entertained by the traditional Istrian music and a popular local music will make everybody dance.

Programme:

Saturday, 28th April 2018

From 9 pm  Bocce tournament

10 am – 7 pm Istrian farmers’market of olive oil and home-made products

11 am – 11:30 am  Opening of the festival with a wind orchestra from Buje at the Božidar Jakac Culture House

12 pm – 1 pm  Lunch with Masterchef – show cooking

11:30 am – 2 pm  Springtime walking tour for families

2 pm – 3 pm  Workshops for children for making decorations from recycled materials: Spring Sprouting and Blooming, Let’s Decorate Our Garden and Terrace

4 pm – 5 pm  Guided tour of Padna

8 pm  Istrian evening: Concert of the band Semikanta`


Sunday, 29th April 2018

9 am – 10 am  Solemn Holy Mass and blessing of chard at St. Blaž’s church

10 am – 7 pm  Istrian farmers’market of olive oil and home-made products

2 pm – 3 pm  Workshops for children for making decorations from recycled materials: Spring Sprouting and Blooming, Let’s Decorate Our Garden and Terrace

4 pm – 5 pm Theatre play by Cultural Society of Dekani: “Happiness from Salomonov oglasnik” (magazine for small ads)

4 pm – 5 pm  Guided tour of Padna

8:30 pm  Village dance with the band Prizma


All the activities are free of charge.

Free bus transfer shall be organized on the Piran-Portorož-Lucija-Sečovlje-Padna route, with two buses.

Saturday and Sunday:

Departures from Piran: 10 am, 11 am, 12 pm, 1 pm, 2 pm, 3 pm, 4 pm, 5 pm, 6 pm, 7 pm (additional departures from Strunjan at 10:30 am and 3 pm)

Last departure from Padna: 10 pm

Organizers: Tourist Association of Portorož, g. i. z., in cooperation with the Local Community of Padna.


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