Sagra dei sapori di Corte Castella


Melon and watermelon festival

Sagra della cucombra - Carnival association "Re Fagiolo di Castella"
Sagra della cucombra - Carnival association "Re Fagiolo di Castella"

Where: Parco Sacenti - Via Togliatti and Arena Spettacoli - 40017 San Giovanni in Persiceto (BO)
When: July 5-7 and 11-14, 2019



Enjoy the refreshment of this watermelon and melon festival, organized in San Matteo della Decima since 1993. Here, in the Persiceto area, these fruits grow particularly sweet and tasty, so much so that there's an ongoing request for the recognition of the Igp certification.


The festival is "operative" through several food stands: the trattoria, serving "tigelle", "gnocchini", fried fish and frogs, open everyday; the restaurant and the pizzeria, open on Friday, Saturday and Sunday. But also the bar, the brewery, and - of course - the "stand della cocomera" (watermelon's stand) where every day you can eat delicious slices of melon and watermelonall locally grown. "La cucombra" is in fact the local dialect word for "watermelon".


The evenings are enlivened by various entertainments, such as shows by dance groups, concerts, magic performances.


Info on the event

Timetable: Every evening. Food stand open from 7.30 pm; 

Entrance: free entry. A la carte menu. Fixed price for the Melonando dinner: 25 euros

Organization: Carnival association "Re Fagiolo di Castella" at Centro civico, Via Cento 158/a

Info: Re Fagiolo (+39) 339 306 7112

Info on the tourist location

URP - Public Relations Office

San Giovanni in Persiceto

Address: Corso Italia 78 - 40017 San Giovanni in Persiceto (BO)

Toll free number 800 069678


Opening times
Mon, Tue, Wed, Fri and Sat 8.30am-1.30pm

Thu 8.30am-6.30pm

Opening times (July and August)
Mon – Sat 8.30am-1pm

Loc. San Matteo della Decima c/o Centro civico
Via Cento 158/a - 40017 San Giovanni in Persiceto
Phone: +39  051 6812057


Opening times

Mon – Sat 8.30am-1.30pm



Last update: 27-06-2019