Garden Food Festival
The tastiest festival of food and drink in Moravia!
Garden Food Festival is a regional festival of good food and drink aimed at showing the general public that the Olomouc, Zlín and Moravian-Silesian regions have many fine restaurants and chefs who enjoy their work and do it well. We support local producers and farmers, regional foods and brands, tourism in the city and countryside, and we promote culinary tourism. We highlight new trends in food, demonstrate interesting concepts and showcase top chefs.
Cooking show on stage
An attractive part of the festival is an all-day cooking show on stage, with TV chef Zdeněk Pohlreich as the headliner. Visitors can also meet him and other prominent figures on the Czech culinary scene such as actress and writer Markéta Hrubešová, Michelin-star chef Radek Kašpárek, Asian cuisine specialist Kamila "Kamu" Rundusová and many other chefs from regional and well-known domestic restaurants.
The programme on stage will also include the portioning of large fish, a fiery hot pepper show and other interesting culinary presentations.
A festival showcasing restaurants and regional products
All the festivals will feature dozens of fine restaurants, good pubs and bistros from the region. Visitors can get acquainted with interesting culinary concepts from across the country and even learn about food customs in Brazil, Sri Lanka, Poland, Italy and Slovakia. Food trucks will also arrive with exotic treats.
As we focus on the promotion of regional foods and products, there will be many local specialities from farms, products from local cheese-makers, butchers, bakers, confectioners, coffee roasters and the best beers from microbreweries and large breweries.
The festival grounds will also offer an attractive program for the whole family, including workshops and fun attractions for children.
The list of exhibitors at each festival is available here.
Admission and opening hours
Advance tickets for the Garden Food Festival are CZK 100, with a package including an admission ticket with 10 tokens (grešle) costing CZK 350. Tickets can be purchased in advance from Ticketstream and TicketPortal and in their sales networks.
Tickets are CZK 150 at the gate.
Children up to 140 cm are admitted for free.
Festival grounds are open on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., on Sunday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
All payments for food, drinks and other specialities at the Garden Food Festival are made in grešle tokens. Individual tokens are worth CZK 25 and will be sold in books of ten with an admission ticket at the gate and at marked locations on the festival grounds.
Tokens cannot be returned or exchanged for cash.
A festival menu can also be purchased in euros. 10 grešle tokens cost 10 euros. When paying with larger banknotes, change is returned only in Czech crowns (€1=CZK25).
In Olomouc, the festival will be held in Smetana Park.
A map is available here.