Fun Foodie Events for Fall

Grab a goose leg and a pint of cider, pull up a bale of hay, and get ready for pumpkin spice everything

Hog Roast Feast – Sept 26/Žluté lázně

What could be heartier than haggis and black pudding? Celebrating pork in all its succulent varieties.

Vegefest – Sept 26-27/Vyšehrad

In stark contrast to the above mentioned feast, Vegefest is a kinder, gentler (at least on the arteries) event.

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Street Food Jam – Sept 27/Cross Club

A DJ set livens up the last of the Street Food Jam series, an afternoon of kebab creations, exotic finger food, and more. Another SF festival is slated for Oct 17.

Photo: Street Food Community/Facebook
Photo: Street Food Community/Facebook

Asia Food Fest – Sept 26/Smíchovská náplavka

The largest and first food festival of its kind in the Czech Republic introduces cuisine from Azerbaijan, Mongolia, Yemen, and more than 40 other countries.

Merkádo – Oct 1/Vítězné Náměstí

Latin American restaurants and vendors from the Caribbean and Central and South Ameria will offer everything from exotic fruits and spices to original jewelry.

Alpabzug – Oct 2-4/Bertramka Park

Alpine horns and a cow parade are the primary concern of this unusual event. But there will be cheese; make Swiss and sample Raclette.

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Photo: Raclette U Sýráku/Facebook
Photo: Raclette U Sýráku/Facebook

Fair 2 Fair Finger Food Festival – Oct 3/Tiskárna na Vzduchu

Sample tapas, sandwiches, and apps of the edible variety from a number of newly opened Prague 7 restaurants.

Jakože, cože?! (You Mean, What?!) Food Festival – Oct 3-4/Náměstí Republiky

Roasted crickets, snails in black beer – dinner at Hogwarts or dishes served at this second annual bizarre foods fest?

Exotic Food Festival – Oct 3-4/Hodkovičky (Vodpočívárna)

More insect eating; if bugs do not appeal, perhaps the promise of “forgotten Czech specialties” or food from the far off Congo will?

Photo: The Farm at Fair 2 Fair/Facebook
Photo: The Farm at Fair 2 Fair/Facebook

Festival of European Delicacies – Oct 3/New Town Hall

Belgian pralines, French cheese and wine, and other Continental classics presented by Prague restaurants and vendors.

Taste of the World – Oct 3/Písecká Brána

Scenic Písecká Brána near Prague Castle hosts a small festival of 15 international restaurants paired with live folk music.

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Apple & Cider Festival – Oct 9-10/náměstí Jiřího z Poděbrad

Nothing says autumn quite like apples except maybe apple cider, apple streudel, apple compote, apple pate, and the like.

Photo: Gphoto/Wikipedia Commons
Photo: Gphoto/Wikipedia Commons

Prague Coffee Festival – Oct 10-11/National Museum of Agricutlure

Held a month earlier this year, the annual Coffee Festival is an increasingly popular opportunity for coffee freaks and casual drinkers to explore the latest trends in java.

Taste of Vietnam – Oct 10/Holešovická tržnice

Bánh mì, pho, wonderfully sweet coffee; all are on the menu at this annual festival featuring Prague’s top Vietnamese eateries.

Autumn Pumpkin Festival – Oct 10/Botanical Garden

Pumpkin pie, pumpkin soup, quiche, tea, and jams by gold ribbon marmalade maker Blanka Milfaitová. (You can also visit the 10th annual Pumpkin Exhibit on through Oct 26).

Photo: Miloš Štáfek via Prague Botanical Garden Facebook
Photo: Miloš Štáfek via Prague Botanical Garden Facebook

Photo: My Bakery/Facebook
Photo: My Bakery/Facebook

Whisky Live! – Nov 6-7/Betlémská Chapel

A new venue for this annual outing of big and small label distillers and gourmet vendors featuring Master of Malt John Lemond.

Deli Market Festival – Nov 19-22/Holešovice Market

Billing itself as the “first and biggest” market of “delicacies,” not much information was available about this festival at press time. Expect bigness. And firstness.

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