Trøndelag Food Festival is a celebration of local food and food culture from the region of Trøndelag.
Once a year, more than 250,000 people meet and celebrate the food and drink from the region of Trøndelag. For three days, Trondheim plays host to the Trøndelag Food Festival. It startet out as a sales event showcasing local food specialities, an has now developed into an annual highlight, gathering 200 producers of food and beverage being a regional meeting point.
Trøndelag Food Festival is one of the best food festivals in Europe
Dr Diane Dodd, president of IGCAT (Institute for Gastronomy, Culture, Art and Tourism
Trondheim is emerging as one of the most interesting culinary destinations in Northern Europe. Restaurants, food producers, farmers and fishermen are all gearing up to showcase Trøndelag as the official European Region of Gastronomy in 2022.
When visiting Trondheim this summer, make sure your timing is right. As Trøndelag Food Festival and Trondheim Brewery Festival begin on July 30 the city erupts into culinary activities. Foodies, baristas, families and beer brewing enthusiasts merge downtown to celebrate the food culture of Trøndelag, a region now labeled Home of Nordic Flavors for a reason. Throughout the event 250 000 people visit the festivals sampling the vast array of flavors of the more than 200 local food producers present at the food festival. The booths and stages are visually stunning, with decorations presenting old as well as modern Norwegian traditions and design. You can peruse the booths, which are organized by region, allowing you to taste mussels from the peninsula of Fosen and reindeer from the high plains of Røros.
Cooking classes and family activities
During the festival there are cooking classes with the city’s best chefs, teachers and artisans, facilitating classes such as food preservation and fermentation, seaweed and shellfish preparations, and regional specialty foods. Last year’s festival also had a ‘butter and sour cream tasting from individual cows’ class, as the small-scale farming and care of dairy cows yields marvelous flavor subtleties. The classes are popular as they teach people how to understand food traditions as well as growing food trends using high quality local produce and practicing food sustainability. Stay tuned as classes are announced in May. This year there will also be classes taught in English.
Trøndelag Food Festival has its own area dedicated to children and teens, where they can partake in all sorts of activities relating to agriculture, seafood and produce. You can get on the smoothie bicycle and pedal your own blend of fruits and vegetables, you can learn how to make local salmon ceviche, or make your own waffles, or stuff your own sausage. The youth village motto is ‘learn by doing’, and the kids also get to experience where the food comes from and how it’s produced.
Come join us for three days of culinary festivities!