Festival delle Sagre
Food and wine Lovers?

The Festival delle Sagre (Festival of Festivals) is one of the three flagship events of September in Asti, together with the Palio and Douja d’Or, and each year sees the participation of over 200,000 people and 500,000 dishes served.



The second Sunday of September (always starting on Saturday evening)



Food and wine village: Piazza Campo del Palio Parade: In the streets of the historic center

Type of Events

Type of Events

Food and wine, folklore

The largest restaurant in italy

The Festival delle Sagre (Festival of Festivals) is a unique event in Italy. The feast takes place on Sunday, with a gastronomic advance specifically intended for young people on the previous Saturday evening.

In Piazza Campo del Palio, a real village is set up (with brick houses, the church, the Town Hall and even the Post Office) and is transformed into a gigantic open-air restaurant, where from 7 PM on Saturday each of the over forty participating Pro Loco associations offers a typical dish accompanied by a dessert and a glass of D.O.C. or D.O.C.G. wine in their stand, offering a complete panorama of the great food and wine tradition of the city and its territory.

It is the right occasion to try the Piedmont mixed fried food, the boiled meat, bagna cauda, agnolotti del “plin”, the chocolate bonèt… Appetizers, first courses, second courses and desserts: All the dishes of the Asti and Piedmont tradition that you have always wanted to taste, at your fork, in a great event dedicated to good taste.

The parade

On Sunday morning, the streets of the historic center of Asti come alive with a great parade, arriving in Piazza Campo del Palio, the forty Pro Loco associations of Asti stage glimpses of the life of the peasant world, showing over 3000 figures in period clothing, enhancing the rural past of the area and displaying authentic clothes, tools and machinery from the pre-industrial era, in a sort of museum of the self-propelled rural world.

The figures cross the city recalling the moments of peasant life in a surprising, lively and accurate representation, which follows the seasons of the year.

The trophy

Every year, in the days following the event, since 1978, a special commission assigns a series of prizes to the Pro Loco associations, including the Giovanni Borello Super-trophy, based on five parameters:

  • The parade
  • The stand
  • The food
  • The service
  • The quantity and quality of the products

Since 2001, the local Chamber of Commerce has also hosted two “out-of-town” pro loco associations (one regional and one national) in the event.

Typical local dishes

Baciuà”, “Puccia”, “Soma d’aj”, “Fundent”, “Cisrà”, “Friciö – Do you know these dishes?

The Festival delle Sagre is the perfect opportunity to taste traditional recipes prepared with the best raw materials of the area.

Not only the most famous dishes such as mixed fried food, boiled meats and bagna cauda, but also many lesser-known recipes that date back to the ancient tradition, handed down from generation to generation, all to be discovered.

The Pro Loco association offer every year a menu with eighty different specialties to choose from, all at a good price. From the most particular dishes to the great classics.

Agnolotti, sausage with Barbera d’Asti, stew of Piedmont veal, Ravioli al plin, Vitello Tonnato, Asti raw meat, Bunèt, Zabaglione with Moscato d’Asti are just some of the great dishes not to be missed that the visitor will find at the stands of the Pro Loco associations in Piazza Campo del Palio.

Discover the charm of Festival

Official website: www.doujador.it


Wikipedia: Festival delle sagre astigiane



Guida Terre d’Asti / pag. 28-29

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Festival of Festivals

Palio of Asti

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Municipality of Asti

Piazza San Secondo 1  14100 Asti (AT)
P. IVA 00072360050

Municipality of Asti

Piazza San Secondo 1 – 14100 Asti (AT)
P. IVA 00072360050