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Zaube Wild Food Festival

Zaube Wild Food Festival 2022 returns to nature!

Zaube Wild Food Festival will take place on 9th July, 12:00-18:00 at Zaube, Cēsis district. 

Entrance to the festival is free of charge and here will be lots of activities for adults and children alike.

Various wild meat meals will be offered by the local "Zaube" hunters' club including hunters’ soup, wild boar stew, deer pancakes, grilled red deer and others. Several caterers will prepare special wild food dishes, including vegetarian and vegan wild food options. For example, try forest mushrooms, tree-fungus, berries and wood sorrel.

In order to support Ukraine, this year there will be special Ukrainian guest cooks who will offer Ukrainian national meals with the touch of wilderness.

The craft beer association as well as several other home brewers will also be present, while healthy cocktails and snacks for children will also be on offer.

Several wild cooking masterclasses for adults and children will take place, for which it is necessary to get tickets in advance at:

In addition to culinary culture, the day's programme includes music, creative workshops using natural materials and various outdoor activities. A green market with excellent home-made products will be the place to stock up on supplies and souvenirs.

Music and dance: Dita Lūriņa and Karīna Tatarinova, duet “Mediante”, Cēsis brass band,
amateur groups
Several caterers with wild and other foods (meat, vegetarian and vegan)
Home brewers
Green market with home-made producers

Creative workshops and educational stations:

Latvian National Nature Museum station
Angling and fishing station
Military skills for children – how to survive in the wild
Cucurbita Pepo Nature jewellery workshop
Shopping bag printing workshop
Nature painting classes with Olga Jevsejeva
Wooden spoon, bark and grass decoration workshop
Lego workshop
Clay and pottery workshop: 12:00 (a cup) , 14:00 (a bowl), 16:00 (a vase)

Outdoor activities:

SUPs and coracle boats
Horse-drawn carriage
Radio controlled model jeeps
Bicycles and electro bikes

12:00-15:00 Wild Cooking master classes (advanced tickets:
12:00-16:00 Lectures about uses of wilderness products and forest resources (in Latvian)

Cesis Tourism Information Center

Address: Baznīcas laukums 1, Cēsis

Latvija, LV-4101

Tel. +371 28318318

Working hours:

Tuesday - Saturday 10.00-17.00

Monday, Sunday CLOSED