Delicious tourism: September gastronomic holidays
It is not for nothing that event tourism is considered one of the ways to “upgrade” traditional excursion routes: the path to the tourist’s heart, if not lying through the stomach, then at least seriously depends on the gastronomic impressions on the spot. Interesting food “with a local flavor” in our time has become one of the opportunities to seriously promote the direction. In this case, it is often a question of quite accessible for every day excursions. And gastronomic festivals are now literally throughout the country.
#one. For example, in the immediate vicinity of the Golden Ring, in the glorious city of Suzdal, this weekend ended the festival “Mead Fest”. The festival was held for the third time and does not remain without attention of tourists – the last time he gathered more than six thousand visitors, and in this he broke this record on the first day .. In addition to the main character of the day, mead, to which individual tastings are dedicated, tourists were offered and more substantial gastronomic pleasures. So, the festival was attended by the participants of the project “Gastronomic Map of the Vladimir Region”, who treated tourists to delicacies of Russian cuisine from local products.
# 2. The Ryazan region is not included in the Golden Ring – it is possible only for the time being, however, it is comparable with Suzdal to get there from Moscow. There was also a holiday “with a touch” of rural tourism, – the 5th Regional Milk Festival “Over Oka graze KO …” Near the village of Korostovo, Ryazan District, which is located 22 km from Ryazan. The program included, for example, a parade of cows in specially made costumes and family races.
# 3. Further south, in the Tambov region, the city of Michurinsk will invite tourists to the festival of Michurinsky apple. It will take place on September 21-22, and will be of particular interest to those tourists who like to combine trips to cities and villages with rest in their native homestead – master classes and gardening fairs are expected. And of course, the tasting of “apple” dishes and the competition of apple costumes.
#four. I must say, fruits and berries are generally “welcome guests” and traditional “occasions” for such holidays. For example, to the north of the Moscow region, in distant corners of the Volgoverkhovye, the city of Vesyegonsk invites you to the feast – September 22 The cranberry will be the heroine of this holiday – it will be the main product of local tastings, the main task of the culinary competition for the best sauce, etc. In addition, guests promise entertainment such as learning to smoke fish and cooking green cranberry jam. Children promise quests and costume contest. Adults can be reminded that there is a winery in Vesyegonsk, which makes quite good wine based on the “heroine of the holiday”.
#five. Another berry was dedicated to its holiday in Astrakhan – on September 15, the “watermelon capital” celebrates its “professional holiday” – Watermelon Day (yes, its botanists are considered a berry). The program includes a wide fair, celebrations, watermelon contests and, of course, tastings.
# 6. In the Stavropol Territory, themes for the holiday “prefer hotter” – here guests of the resort Yessentuki on September 16 will be able to get to the second gastronomic festival of Caucasian cuisine “Adjika”. The program includes Caucasian dishes in tastings and cooking classes, as well as local folk dances, horseback riding, a show program and competitions for children.
# 7. In the North, the “berry” theme will again be replaced by the “garden” theme – in the city of Chagoda of the Vologda Region, guests will be presented with the Russian cuisine that the average resident of the megalopolis knows only from the classics of Russian literature. The festival is invited to get acquainted with “Chagoda – the motherland of gray soups”, the full “titling” of which sounds like the “4th Interregional Multifestival of Culinary Art”. The program promises a gastronomic quest “Gray huts at the fair, look for”, “gastronomic theater” and a master class on the actual what it is – gray cabbage, and with what they eat – that is, how they are cooked.
#eight. Up along the Volga, in Tatarstan, the festival dedicated to the “Russian folk” first dish also passed, the festival “Sviyazhskaya ukha”. The festival will be held on the territory of the tourist museum-reserve “Island Sviyazhsk.” The program includes fishing and fishermen competition, all guests of the festival – tasting soup, as well as quizzes, round dances and children’s entertainment.