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 watermelon, all 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.
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
URP - Public Relations Office
San Giovanni in Persiceto
Address: Corso Italia 78 - 40017 San Giovanni in Persiceto (BO)
Toll free number 800 069678
Mon, Tue, Wed, Fri and Sat 8.30am-1.30pm
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
Mon – Sat 8.30am-1.30pm
Last update: 27-06-2019