Food and wine events
DISCOVER FOOD AND WINE EVENTS
You will be amazed and fascinated by the extensive offer of festivals, fairs and food and wine events in the province of Vercelli. We are waiting for you to experience them in person!
fiera valsesiana del bestiamea
BORGOSESIA, ALAGNA VALSESIA, ALTO SERMENZA, SCOPELLO, CAMPERTOGNO, RIMELLA, QUARONA
These are spring and winter events, coinciding with the seasonal movement of livestock, in which herds of cattle, sheep, and goats are gathered and shown, and during which it’s possible to enjoy the valley’s traditional culinary products and admire local handicrafts.
sagra del mirtillo, Rassa
Established in 1969 with the objective of offering tourists the fruits of an abundant blueberry harvest on the August bank holiday, today the festival is an important summer event for many tourists, as well as for the inhabitants of the valley themselves. Paired with an exhibition of typical Valsesia handicrafts, in which the various objects are made and presented on the same day, on this occasion it’s also possible to taste approximately 70 different types of grappa (bitter, dry, sweet, or aromatic) in a wide variety of flavours.
sagra del mirtillo, MONCRIVELLO
The Sagra del Mirtillo e delle Eccellenze moncrivellesi (Blueberry Festival and Moncrivellese Excellence) was born in 2015 with the aim of enhancing the territory and its products by linking them to the km0 philosophy. The event takes place over three days with tastings, guided tours and events involving more than 100 exhibitors boasting products of excellence.
Colossale fagiulata, SANTHIà
On the occasion of the Carnival of Santhià, the oldest in Piedmont, the ‘colossal fagiulata’ takes place, a food and wine kermis whose protagonist is a local excellence: the Saluggia bean. The record-breaking numbers of Italy’s largest fagiolata involve 50 large copper cauldrons, more than 20,000 rations distributed free to the entire population, and over 300 employees who take care of all the stages of the event.