9th Annual Festival of Figs Takes Place in Zadar this Week

Daniela Rogulj

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Taking place this week from September 8-9, Trg Pet Bunara in Zadar will host the 9th annual Fig Festival. There will also be workshops and activities following the days after the festival.

For the ninth time this year, the Fig Festival promotes this fruit in all its many forms – whether they’re fresh, dried, in a jam, in a salad, roasted, or eaten with goat cheese.


In addition to being a fruit that is packed with healthy qualities like antioxidants, vitamins, minerals, and loads of fiber, figs contain 88 percent water – and 100 grams of figs only has 80 calories! This sweet and healthy delicacy is surely deserving of a festival all to their own.


The fig tree actually first arrived in Croatia thanks to the Greeks and Phoenicians, and today fig trees are prominent on the west coast of Istria and wholly in Dalmatia. In Croatia, figs are used and eaten fresh or dried, in jams, brandy, and even used for medicine.


Here is the program for the Fig Festival this week:


September 8-9 from 8h to 20h |  Fig Festival – All things “fig” taking place at Trg Pet Bunara


September 9 from 10h – 13h | Fig Gastro – Promotion and tasting of food and drinks at the Museum of Ancient Glass


September 9 at 15h | WORKSHOP: Fig Jam – prof. Ginés Recio Blanco from Salamanca, Spain, prof. Kristina Lončar, Hotel and Tourism and Catering School, Zadar


September 10 at 10h | WORKSHOP: Making Fig Soap – Ana Delić Karabatić, soapery “Rustic”, Agricultural, Food and Veterinary school Stanka Ožanića, Zadar


September 10 @ 11h | WORKSHOP: Using Figs for Cooking – Mario Arbanas, Chef restaurant Pet Bunara, Zadar, IMPACT Center


September 10 from 19h – 20h | Romantic Walks with Figs – promotion of figs and Zadar dress designer Ade Duke, city of Nin


September 13 from 16h to 17h | CHILDREN’S WORKSHOP: “Miss Fig” – prof. Jadranka Čikić and prof. Sandra Babac, Children’s Department, GKZD


September 13 at 18h | ROUND TABLE: Problems with Modern Fig Growing – Dipl.ing.agr. Gordana Dragun, mr.sc. Miro Barbarić dipl.ing.agr., Danijel Segari, Department of Agriculture of Zadar County, Ivica Katić, Department of Economics of the City of Zadar and others.



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More information can be found here.


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