XVI Fiera in Festa - Festival of St James - Fiera of the Tomato of Piacenza at Podenzano
The Tomato Festival takes place every year at the end of July, at the very time of harvest, in Podenzano, surrounded by fields planted with tomatoes and where some of the major industries involved in treating tomatoes are located. The festival is a moment of fun and relaxation but also of meetings and seminars dedicatd to the theme of tomato production.
Programme of the festival:
19 July 2011
Opening at the Corte Faggiola, evening, by invitation
20 July 2011
First non-competitive walk of King Tomato
From 21 to 27 July 2011
Fun fair in the new square of Podenzano
21 July 2011
9 pm at the giardino Haway play in dialect, “Un mari balurd”, by the Soliti di Podenzano. Free entrance.
22 – 23 July 2011
Food stands in via Montegrappa, closed to traffic for the occasion - food stand at the bars Occhi Verdi and Cristallo - street entertainment - Avis (blood donors) stand with watermelon - miniature train organised by the pro loco - bargains for the fair organised by the shopkeepers committee.
From 22 to 25 July 2011
Market stalls in the streets near the Podenzano nursery school: between 8 pm and midnight, Lucky Dip stall for charity - in the area Nuova Piazza from 7 pm to midnight food stands and dancing. Free entrance.
24 July 2011
- from 6.00 am to midnight at the Giardino Haway, the farmers' market of the Corte Faggiola comes to town
- from 6.00 am to midnight during the festival, a large market in vie Montegrappa, Faggi, Guastoni
Official opening with cutting of the ribbon at 10.30 in front of the Town Hall
- at 11.00 Holy Mass of the patron saint in the Parish Church, music by the Schola Cantorum
- at 12.00 refreshments offered by the Pro Loco in front of the Town Hall
25 July 2011
Final evening of the Val Nure Football Championship at the San Germano municipal sports field (via IV Novembre).
Programme for the evenings of music:
Friday 22 July 2011: Orchestra Marco Riboni
Saturday 23 July 2011: Oxxa Band
Sunday 24 July 2011: Orchestra Antonella
Monday 25 July 2011: Mt Live