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19th World Roast Potato Festival in Postojna

DEAR ROAST POTATO LOVERS!

Saturday, September 7th will be the perfect day for you, as the 19th World Roast Potato Festival will take place in Postojna.

From 10 o'clock onwards, the parking lot in front of PTC Primorka will smell of roast potatoes, and you will be able to taste the dish in more than 99 variations while enjoying the entertaining musical and cultural programme!


The Society for the Recognition of Roasted Potatoes as a Distinct Dish organized the very first Festival of Roast Potatoes in 2001 in Mokronog, with the goal and the intention of preserving the tradition of the Slovene countryside, the traditional cuisine and the recognition of roast potatoes at home and abroad. The festival lives on ever since.

More than 80 potato-roasting teams from Slovenia and abroad will take part in this year's 19th annual festival. The visitors of the festival will be able to purchase homemade draught beer on sales stands, dried meat and products made from game, beef and pork, organic cereals and oleiferous plants, pumpkin and olive oil, clay dishes, Idrija lace and many other handicraft products.

You are kindly invited to join us on the first Saturday in September and fill the town of Postojna with the pleasant smell of roast potatoes that no one can resist.

Since our destination offers many beautiful places worth the visit, we are giving you some useful tips for visiting our sights and activities to plan a wonderful weekend in Postojna and to further diversify the day of the festival.


EVENT SCHEDULE:

8.00 – 10.00 Arrival of the potato-roasting teams and stand sellers

9.55 Deputy Mayor Andrej Berginc – a greeting and a welcome to the roasting teams and other guests

10.00 Accordion group of the Vili Marinšek Music School

10.30 Folklore group “Borjač” Sežana

11.00 – 12.00 Folklore group Vipava

Ceremonial part

12.00 – 12.30 Postojna brass band “Postojnska godba 1808”

12.30 Grand opening of the 19th World Roast Potato Festival in Postojna

-       Performance of the wooden brass instrument ensemble “Leseni rogisti”

-       Mayor of the Municipality Postojna Igor Marentič's speech

-       President of DPK (The Society for the Recognition of Roasted Potatoes as a Distinct Dish) Stane Menard’s speech

-       DPK’s anthem (performed by “Postojnska godba 1808”)

-       Performance of the wooden brass instrument ensemble “Leseni rogisti”

-       Official opening of the 19th World Roast Potato Festival

13.00 “Postojnska godba 1808”

13.00 – 16.00 Children's corner: hand making of Postojna municipal flags and face painting

13.30 Folklore group “Torbarji” from Postojna

14.00 Saxophone ensemble conducted by Tomaž Nedoh

14.30 – 16.00 Entertaining programme with “Ansambel Fumani”

16.00 Official closing ceremony of the festival

-       Lowering of the flag

-       Handover of the flag to the Mayor

-       Mayor of the Municipality Postojna Igor Marentič's closing speech

-       Handover of the flag to the Mayor of the Municipality Sevnica (next year's host of the Rost Potato Festival)

17.00 – 18.30 Continuation of the entertaining programme with “Ansambel Furmani”

18.30 Closing of the event

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