September appointments with food in Emilia-Romagna
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Welcome September, the real watershed between the watermelon under the beach umbrella and the chestnut at the foot of the Apennines.
The days start inexorably to shorten and we slowly return to our own routines, leaving the summer behind us. With the memories of the holidays still fixed in mind, we are now ready to wait for a new Autumn season, and all the delicatessen coming in this coloured season.
Here’s a list of the main events of the month, to discover the many food and wine festivals of our region: 30 days that will certainly make you lick your lips.
Vines, vineyards, grapes and much wine!
One of the most popular and certainly most famous products of our region is undoubtedly the grape. It can be tasted as delicious fruit at the end of the meal or transformed into the sweetest wine nectar. Many places along the Via Emilia are ready to celebrate the arrival of September with a series of events dedicated to wine.
Valtidone Wine Fest – PC 1-22 September 2019
Festa dell’Uva at Gropparello Castle – PC 1-29 September 2019
Festa dell’Uva of Castellarano – RE 11-15 September 2019
Sagra Provinciale dell’Uva at Riolo Terme – BO 12-15 September 2019
At forest’s foot
Right at the foot of the forest, in this period, the brown “hats” that we love so much are starting to emerge…the mushrooms! With their many shapes and colors, mushrooms are certainly one of the most common products of the Emilia-Romagna autumn cuisine. Inevitable therefore many festivals and culinary dedicated events. And for even more refined palates, truffle-based events are also a must.
Fiera del Fungo Porcino of Borgotaro – PR 14-22 September 2019
Sagra del Tartufo of Castel del Rio – BO 7-15 September 2019
Sagra del Tartufo of Sant’Agostino – FE 29 August-10 September 2019
Carnivores on the road
A series of events for real carnivores, among the food wonders of Emilia-Romagna. Cold cuts, steaks, but also grilled eels…and so on and so forth! Discover all the meat-based events of our beautiful region.
Festa della Coppa Piacentina DOP at Carpaneto – PC 30 August-2 September 2019
Festival del Prosciutto di Parma – PR 6-15 September 2019
Modena Street Festival – MO 31 August-2 September 2019
Carrera “autopodistica” and Sagra della Braciola at Castel San Pietro Terme – BO 8 September 2019
Sagra del Pinzino e dell’Arrosticino – FE 4-15 September 2019
Festa della Salamina da sugo al cucchiaio of Madonna Boschi – FE 19 September-13 October 2019
Sagra dell’Anguilla of Comacchio – FE 28 September-13 October 2019
Griglie in festa – Forlì FC 6-8 September
Flavors of past times
There are ingredients and dishes that were once part of everyday life, while today we have lost the habit of using or preparing them; here are some foods that deserve to be rediscovered thanks to the festivals dedicated to them.
Festa della Chisöla at Borgonovo Val Tidone – PC 30 August-1 September 2019
Fiera della Zucca at Reggiolo – RE 21-29 September 2019
Sagra dell’Ortica at Malalbergo – BO 28 August-8 September 2019
Sagra del Ranocchio at Conselice – RA 12-16 September 2019
Never ending sweetness
Dulcis in fundo…September also brings us to discover one of the most fascinating products of the Food Valley: the honey of Emilia-Romagna, that can be combined also with cured meats and cheeses. But the sweetness in Romagna tells also about “savor”, made with a large cauldron of boiling must and a shower of fruits, and in traditional desserts. Here are the events not to be missed:
Festa della smielatura at Camugnano – BO 1 September 2019
Festa del Miele at Montebello – RN 1 September 2019
Sagra del Savor at Savignano sul Rubicone – FC 27-29 September 2019
Sagra della Cantarella at Gatteo Mare – FC 27 September-6 October 2019
About towns and traditions
In Emilia-Romagna every opportunity is a good one to enjoy great food in company, between laughter and lots of fun. It therefore seems appropriate to take you also to discover the small village events, including festivals and events where culinary tradition is guaranteed, with stalls, restaurants and taverns where you can discover the most typical dishes.
Rivivi il Medioevo at Castell’Arquato – PC 7-8 September 2019
Festa della Beata Vergine della Cintura at Budrio – BO 31 August-2 September 2019
Il Barbarossa a Medicina – BO 13-15 September 2019
Festa della comunità di San Prospero – Imola BO 8 September 2019
Sagra delle erbe palustri a Villanova di Bagnacavallo – RA 6-9 September 2019
Festa dell’Ospitalità di Bertinoro – FC 29 August-1 September 2019
Un giorno nella Rocca di Forlimpopoli – FC 6-8 September 2019
A.D.1387 Battaglia a Terra del Sole – FC 28-29 September 2019
La pis un po ma tot a Bellaria Igea Marina – RN 13-15 September 2019