Ponte dell'Olio - Pancetta Festival and Spring Fair - Fiera della Pancetta Piacentina Dop e Fiera di Primavera
Sunday 6 May 2018
The Fiera della Pancetta Piacentina Dop and the Spring Fair return to Ponte dell'Olio on Sunday 6 May.
The stands of the Fiera della Pancetta Piacentina Dop - 'Prodotto a Denominazione d'Origine Protetta - Protected Designation of Origin' typical of Piacenza - will be open from 9.30 a.m. in piazza Primo Maggio.
The Fair - dedicated to the promotion and development of the meat-curing tradition in the Nure Valley - offers visitors the chance to taste Pancetta Riserva '12 months' and '14 months', in the special area 'Pancetteria d'Autore'. There will be many other possibilites of tasting and exhibitions on the subject, including displays of old slicing machines and historic photographs.
In addition, throughout the day the centre of Ponte dell'Olio will be occupied by the stands of the traditional Spring Fair, selling quality objects and typical local produce.
At 11.00 a.m. the official opening of the 16th Fiera della Pancetta Piacentina DOP will include a performance by the band of the Corpo Bandistico Pontolliese. At the same time the opening of the wine bar Enoteca di Valore Valnure, and the workshops for childrn 'Maninpasta' at the public gardens, organised by the Società operaia.
In piazza Primo Maggio - as usual - an eating area will be set up: 'Pancetta a go go' where local restaurants co-operate with the hotel school of Piacenza.
In the afternoon there will be numerous other intiatives for all ages in piazza Primo Maggio: from games with the splendid 'Carte Pontolliesi' to the 'White and Pink' competition, a cocktail competition between local bars.
At 3.30 p.m. processsion with the Corpo bandistico pontolliese and the Majorettes on the road, the final concert at the Bar della Stazione. At 4 p.m., the 'Cooking show' of the chef Carla Aradelli (Ristorante Riva) is programmed.
The event ends with the 'Aperitivo Valore' - at 6 p.m. in piazza Primo Maggio - with the products of Valore Valnure.
The fair is organised by the Associazione di promozione territoriale Ponte Eventi in collaboration with the Commune of Ponte dell'Olio and local associations and meat curers of the town.