National Porcini Fair in Albereto
Exhibitions, meetings, gastronomy and shows
From 11 to 13 September 2015
In Albareto in the province of Parma the 20th edition of the National Porcini Mushroom Fair will take place. From the 11th to the 13th of September this town, immersed in the green hills of the Appennines will come alive with theme exhibitions, tastings, entertainment and amusement park. The Fair is affiliated with the White Truffle Fair in Alba.
The Fair opens at 6 p.m. on Friday 11th with a speach of the President of the Fair and the “special guest” Veronica Ruggeri from the TV programme “Le Iene”. Afterwards the food stalls inside Pavillion A are opened, in the “Palafungo” there will be a “Drink with Porcino” and in Pavillion B, meeting with the “Hyena” Veronica Ruggeri and live music with the band Radiazioni Rock.
On Saturday 12th the Fair opens at 9 a.m. with a full schedule of activities like the convention Fitness & Mushrooms by the association Fitness On Demand, meeting with the students of the aeno-gastronomic and hospitaly course in Bedonia, micological exhibitions, art and model-making, cooking course for children, skateboarding course and the photo exhibit “Inspired by Expo 2015: the food”. Starting from 6 p.m. a “Drink with Porcino”, dancing and karaoke.
Sunday th 14th is also packed full of activities. The special guest of the day is ALMA the International School of Italian Cooking with courses in “mountain finger food” and pastry making while at the sports field there will be the Ancient Commemoration of ploughing. There will be performances of magic, skateboarding and theatre improvisation accompanied by the Inter-regional Meeting of the Lambretta Club Parma. At 5.30 p.m. at the Palafungo the prize-givings of the “Inspired by Expo 2015: the food” and the impromtu “Albareto: glimpse of the fair” followed by the “Drink with Porcino”. The event is concluded with the traditional entrance of the “Red Shirts”.
During the three days there will also be:
- Restaurant with mushroom based menus
- Amusement park and children’s activities
- Exhibition of tractors and agricultural machinery
- Information point and more…