The Cabbage Days

Location: Bratislavský kraj, okres Malacky, Stupava

GPS: N48°16'30'' E17°1'55''

Venue: Stupava

Date: 10/4/2019 - 10/6/2019

Event type: folklore event, gastronomic event, sports event, market, exhibition, TOP Event, multi-genre festival, event for children, concert, dance event, event for youth, workshop, Dožinky

At the beginning of autumn, attention in the town of Stupava near Bratislava will be devoted to cabbage, "zelé" in Záhorie dialect. The biggest festival in Záhorie Region, Dni zelá, seeks to preserve the tradition of growing and processing the regional varieties of cabbage, which were and are known for their special taste and excellent quality.

The Cabbage Days festival in Stupava has been taking place since 1996 and soon ranked to the biggest festivals in the Záhorie Region. It is also a festival of folk culture, aiming to preserve local traditions. This year, the festival will take place from 4th to 6th October as a part of County Autumn series.

The festival draws attention to cabbage, and the excellent gastronomic delicacies from it - sauerkraut soup, potato dumplings with sauerkraut or cabagge pasties. For those whom cabbage does not smell or taste good, will be appreciated with other goodies of the traditional market character - baked sausage, pancakes, Trdelník cake, langoše, crispy roast duck or goose, pork sausage made from minced meat and rice or grits, draft beer and a coke like drink kofola or lovely cotton candy.

Performances will include guests from the neighbouring regions of Weinviertel – Lower Austria (Austria), South Moravia (Czechia), and Mosony-Sopron-Györ (Hungary). The main goal of the festival is to preserve the tradition of growing and processing regional varieties of cabbage that are famous for their specific taste and excellent quality. The varied programme will include a 3-day craft fair, a harvest-themed exhibition, and a cabbage soup cooking competition titled “We're Cooking from Cabbage” (My varíme ze zelá).

The three-day cabagge festival is based on the rich tradition of growing and processing cabbage from Stupava and supports the preservation and development of local and regional traditions. Local cabbage sorts become well appreciated both by growers and customers due to their outstanding quality and taste. Therefore, the main goal of the largest festival in the region Zahorie dedicated to cabbage is to keep alive traditions of cabbage growing and its processing. The festival always attracts many visitors to the town through its unique offerings, including traditional products, cabagge variations, roasted goose, and delicious young wine.

The cabbage festival in Stupava in Bratislava vincinity counts to the biggest festivals in the region of Záhorie and has been founded in 1996. The festival represents regional folklore and focuses on the preservation of traditional culture. The main idea of the event is to preserve the traditions of growing and processing different sorts of cabbage, which are known for their specific taste and exceptional quality. The event also features a manifold cultural programme, competitions, attractions, food and concerts.

This event is supported by National Tourism Portal

Web: Town of Stupava