18th Festival Fair - St James Market - Tomato Festival - Tomato World in the Field

From 23 to 29 July 2013 the major event of the year at Podenzano

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The Tomato Festival includes a variety of events, a rich programme of cultural encounters, musical events, theatrical shows, exhibitions, evening shopping and streets closed to traffic from 26 to 28 July, with food stands and live music.

Programme of the Festival:

Tuesday 23 July 2013

7:30 - 8:30 pm meeting room of the Corte Antica della Faggiola PRESS CONFERENCE for the Presentation of the complete Programme of the Festival.
9:00 - 12:00 pm GALA EVENING with the Inauguration dinner, by invitation, attended by the local authorities and representatives of all the associations, at the Corte La Faggiola.
After the dinner CONCERT "Viva Verdi" performed by the Filarmonico choir of Piacenza, and the Ponchielli-Vertova opera chorus of Cremona, conducted by Patrizia Bernelich.

Wednesday 24 July 2013

From 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. CONFERENCE on "Tomato" its nutritional and health values in the Conference room of the Corte Antica La Faggiola.
From 9:30 a.m.- 5:00 p.m. GUIDED TOUR of the nurseries, the canneries and other centres of the tomato industry in the area, open to those working in the field, particularly those from other areas that specialise in industrial tomato production.
From 6:30 to 9:00 p.m. GREAT BUFFET Oro-Rosso in the Conference Room of the Antica Corte La Faggiola
9:00 a.m. Cutting of the ribbon of the EXHIBITIONS in the Auditorium Comunale of Podenzano:
"Obiettivo Fotografico": "Podenzano...and its seasons (of nature and live)" organized by the Municipality of Podenzano and the Public Library.
Photo exhibition and Presentation of the book "Podenzano in black and white" by the Association Famiglia Podenzanese at the presence of the Journalist Mauro Molinaroli.
Petit Buffet offered by the Association Famiiglia Podenzanese.

Thursday 25 July 2013

At 9:00 a.m. GUIDED TOUR to the experimental tests on the industrial tomato in the Experimental Plant "Tadini"financed also by the Region Emilia-Romagna.
From 9:00 a.m.to 6:00 p.m. GUIDED TOUR to the watering plants and display of innovative machines for plant protection tReatments in the farm Tadini and in the Corte La Faggiola.
From 7:00 to midnight Bar service and small kitchen in the Haway Garden with the Association Crazy Sound
At 9.00 p.m. at the Haway Garden Haway, DIALECT COMEDY with the theater group "I Soliti" Admission free,

Friday 26 and Saturday 27 July

From 7:00 p.m. to midnight
Tradizional "STREETS CLOSED" in Via Montegrappa bars on the streets and shops open, fun park, small train for children and food stands.

Also Only on Friday 26 July

at 7.00 Start of the 1st "VESPA NIGHT" Vespa gathering with a long Procession along the village streets and final exhibition of the Vespas along Via Montegrappa.
And in the Piazza Nuova live CCONCERT of the "Cani Della Biscia" with free admission.

And only on Saturday 27 July

from 7.00 p.m. in the Nuova Piazza DANCES with "Orchestra Mariana Lantieri" Free admission.
from 10:00 to midnight ACUSTIC LIVE performed by "Nigredo" at the fountain of Via Guastoni organized by the Association Crazy Sound

Sunday 28 July 2013

at 7.00 a.m. 3rd TRAIL of the King Tomato meeting and start at Haway Garden, Organization G.M. Gelindo Bordin.
at 8.00 a.m. Tomato FAIR and big market of Saint James along the central streets and squares of the village.
at 10.00 a.m. Cutting of the ribbon of the Tomato Fair and Concert of the Castiglione Street Band.
at 11.00 a.m. HOLY MASS with the local Schola Cantorum choir.
at 11.30 a.m. LITTLE BUFFET offered by the Po Loco, and in the Nuova Piazza opening of the food stands.
From 7..00 p.m. in the Nuova Piazza food stands and from 9.30 p.m. MUSIC and DANCES with the orchestra Manolo. Free admission.
And the whole day fun park, small train for children and food stands.

Monday 29 July
from 7.00 p.m. in the Nuova Piazza the FOOD STANDS will open and from 9.30 p.m. Comedian SHOW of Leonardo Manera from Zelig Cabaret. Free admission.

From wednesday 24 to monday 29 July
From 7.:00 p.m. to midnight EXHIBITIONS in the Auditorium Comunale of Podenzano
"Obiettivo Fotografico": "Podenzano...and its seasons (of nature and live)" organized by the Municipality of Podenzano and the Public Library.
and "Podenzano in black and white"by the Association Famiglia Podenzanese

Every night
from 8:00 p.m. to midnight FOOTBALL MATCH "Saint James Trophy" at the comunal stadium with food stands.

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