Fairs in Istria

Fairs are the life-blood of every small town and in Istria they have kept to their traditions - every town has its own fair and a specific day on which it is held.

Beside its main role of bring together vendors and buyers, every fair has its own identity and uniquely represents the spirit of tradition, here you can find almost everything – buying, selling, bargaining, socialising... in an atmosphere redolent of history.

Bale (Valle) & Barban (Barbana): second Saturday of the month
Buje (Buie): first Wednesday of the month
Buzet (Pinguente): first Friday and third Thursday of the month
Kaštelir (Castellier): Fridays
Labin (Albona): third Wednesday of the month
Pazin (Pisino): first Tuesday of the month
Svetvinčenat (Sanvincenti): third Saturday of the month
Višnjan (Visignano): last Thursday of the month
Vodnjan (Dignano): first Saturday of the month
Žminj (Gimino): every second Wednesday of the month


Praises from abroad to Istria

  • Best Olive Oil Region in the world 2016, 2017 and 2018

  • Istria 52 Places To Go In 2017

  • 10 Best European
    Wine Destinations 2016

  • 10 Best Wine Travel Destinations 2015

  • World's 2nd Best Olive Oil Region 2010 - 2015

  • Top 10 Valentine's Day Retreats 2014

Already receiving significant earned media in outlets such as National Geographic Traveler Huffington Post and mention in notable guidebooks like Lonely Planet, international journalists and tour operators alike continue the praise heaped upon the Istrian peninsula and all it has to offer making it one of the world's top destinations.