Fiera della cipolla


Onion festival and patron saint feast

"Fiera della Cipolla" logo - Pro loco di Mezzolara di Budrio
"Fiera della Cipolla" logo - Pro loco di Mezzolara di Budrio

Where: Villa Rusconi, piazza Baldini, Via Schiassi e Riccardina, Loc. Mezzolara - 40054 Budrio (BO)
When: September 20-22 and 27-30, 2019

In the last week of September the village of Mezzolara celebrates its patron saint, San Michele Arcangelo. In times past it was an occasion to bring to the town square the products of the countryside, among which there was the onion. During the years the feast was named after this locally grown vegetable, cultivated throughout the Bolognese plain since the Middle Ages.

The food stand (open every evening for dinner and also for lunch on Sundays) located in the nice park surrounding Villa Rusconi proposes a traditional menu, including onion based dishes, hand-made fresh pasta and tortellini made by the town housewives (the “arzdoure”).

In Baldini square the stand runned by Pro loco serves crescentine and fried onion. It is also possible to buy fresh onions in the playground of the "Cavalli Mezzolaresi".

Along with the religious and culinary aspects, the event has developed a programme of cultural entertainments, shows, art exhibition and sports, and now attracts more and more visitors every year.

Programme: to be defined.

Info on the event

Timetable: food stand open every evening for dinner and also for lunch on Sundays. Music and shows every night

Entrance: free entry

Info: Pro loco di Mezzolara

Ph.: 0039 333 5312882

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Info on the tourist location

URP - Public Relations Office


Address: Piazza Filopanti 11 - 40054 Budrio (BO)
Ph. +39 051 6928241 

Fax +39 051 6928285
Toll-free number 800 215255


Opening times:

Monday-Wednesday and Friday 8am-1pm
Thursday 8.30am-1pm, 3pm-6pm


Last update: 09-09-2019