Norway’s oldest food festival – in Ålesund
Every year, usually by the end of summer, Ålesund holds it’s annualy traditional food festival. It’s the oldest food festival in Norway, celebrating it’s 39th year in 2024. When visiting Ålesund between August 22th – 24th you will come to a weekend full of gastronomic experiences, from a traditional farmers market, to a modern exotic streetfood.
The town center will be filled up with gastronomic exhibitors, including a large farmer’s market. There will also be street food trucks as well as delicious confectionary stands. You can buy local products from the vendors, and maybe get a small tasting sample. For beverages there will be a large wine tent at the venue, hosted by the Norwegian owned wineproducer Vino Piemonte. There will also be a beer festival, with local and national breweries presented.
Tickets for the beer festival will be sold at the door (incl. a personal festival glass and 5 beer bongs).
For the kids there will be a child friendly festival area with reading sessions (in Norwegian) as well as suitable activities for the younger ones, and the possibility to prepare your own white fish.
Food festival opening hours: 11 am – 7 pm
Vino Piemonte wine tent: Thursday and Friday 6 pm – 10 pm / Saturday 12 pm – 10 pm
Beer tent: Friday 6 pm – 11 pm / Saturday 12 am – 11 pm (tickets online and at door)
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Welcome to Matfestivalen i Ålesund / Ålesund food festival