The Old Vine Festival in Maribor

The Old Vine Festival, held in Maribor and the surrounding winegrowing regions takes place between the 18th and 26th of September 2010.  The festival honours the city’s 440-year-old vine (of which there is a permanent, all-year exhibition, where visitors can learn about the vine) officially the oldest in the world.  The festival itself is a celebration of local food, wine and folk music. However, the most significant event is the traditional grape-gathering ceremony which takes place on the final day of the festival.

Maribor Slovenia

The events take place on Grajski Trg and Glavni Trg (main town squares), around the old Lent district of the city and on the surrounding wine roads. Here you can purchase fresh regional produce from the street displays.  You will find all manner of local produce on offer, including pumpkin seed oil, potted plants, flowers and fruit.  Plus you will have the change to taste traditional Slovenian recipes cooked up in cauldrons by local chefs.

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