Peskafondo Gariful Hvar 2012: Events Programme

By Ivana Vrselja September 8, 2012 Blog

We are delighted to bring you details of the 2012 Peskafondo Gariful Hvar, a new festival for Hvar Town which is a great start in attempts to lengthen the season. It will be a huge celebration of all things Hvar, with many of the main businesses taking part. Please support this event – it would be great to establish it as a regular part of Hvar’s tourism calendar.

From the opening party at Hotel Riva and evening parties at Nautica, Pink Champagne and Carpe Diem, to a host of events and shows during the day, in addition to the squid hunting championship, Peskafondo Gariful Hvar 2012 promises to be a quality event, perfectly timed to overlap with the St. Stephens Day celebrations on October 2. Please find full event information below.

Description of the event:

A great new festival for Hvar aimed at promoting the island’s indigenous products and prolonging the season will take place at the beginning of October. The 2012 Peskafondo Gariful Hvar is building on the success of last year’s event, and will be a four day gastronomic festival starting on October 4, with a highly competitive squid fishing championship as a central theme.

The festival aims to gather some of Croatia’s best chefs, restaurateurs, fishermen, wine makers, olive producers, boat builders and key people in other hospitality and sea-related businesses to showcase their products in a range of locations around Hvar Town, with the central location being the main square and Arsenal.

The main event will be on the Thursday and Friday, with the squid-hunting championship taking place at 16:00. Interested participants can take part either individually or in teams, in their own boats or ones made available. All squid will be weighed by officials at the end of the hunt, at 20:00, after which there will be a festival in the town later in the evening.

During Thursday and Friday in Arsenal will be held the fair of wine, olive oil and other indigenous island products – with exhibitions, tastings, workshops, music and dance program fair will last all day.

For all participants, visitors, guests on Thursday will be offered traditional island dishes cooking show – Hvarski marendin, and on Friday Cooking show in which will participate Hvar’s restaurants chefs together with special guests, celebrities, and interested citizens of the town Hvar who will prepare meals from squid.

During the event Sunčani Hvar hotels will host the famous Croatian chefs who will prepare the menu (lunch and dinner) at promotional prices, accompanied by the selected Hvar’s winemaker and his wines.

Manifestation officially ends on Friday night, when it will be held a gala charity dinner for all participants, guests, caterers, media, sponsors and others. All income raised from tickets will be awarded to the disabled persons of island Hvar. During the dinner winner in the squid-hunting championship will be declared.

On Saturday morning will take place the undersea cleaning action which will be organized by a local diving club, and those who choose that day to enjoy the beauty of town Hvar can go with a guide on a tour of Hvar.

04. – 06.10.2012.

03.10.2012., Wednesday

Arrival of participants
Opening Party – BB club Sunčani Hvar

04.10.2012., Thursday

Arrival of participants
10:00 – 22:00 Fair of wine, olive oil and other authentic island products (wine tastings, workshops and lectures)
12:00 Hvarski marendin-traditional island dishes cooking show
16:00 Squid-hunting championship
20:00 Official weigh of squid-hunting championship
Entertainment program in town Hvar
After Party – Nautica bar

05.10.2012., Friday

10:00 – 22:00 Fair of wine, olive oil and other authentic island products (wine tastings, workshops and lectures)
12:00 – 16:00 Cooking show
16:00 Squid-hunting championship
17:30 Workshop for caterers
20:00 Official weigh of squid-hunting championship
21:00 Gala charity dinner / announcement of squid-hunting championship winner/ events closing

Entertainment program in town Hvar

After Party – Pink Champagne

06.10.2012., Saturday

10:00 Eco action – a local diving club
Trip – sightseeing of town Hvar
Entertainment program in town Hvar
Closing party – Carpe Diem

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