(Second Half of) October Events in Croatia: Gastro, Sport, Culture

Katarina Anđelković

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Food & Wine

National Restaurant Week – October 14 – October 23


Tjedan Restorana

Motovun Teran and Truffle Festival – Saturday, October 22

As stated on the invitation, the 11th Teran Wine and Truffle Festival brings numerous exhibitors, tastings of teranTeranffles and various products based on teran and truffles. The Motovun’s Teran Wine and Truffle Festival is a synonym for quality winemakers and especially good examples of teranTeran, and a meeting place for the best producers of truffle products and companies dealing with truffles. Check out the event here.


Motovun Tourist Board

Korčulanske Pjatance – Thursday, October 20 – Sunday, October 23

The unique island gastro story was started in 2017, and this year’s festival will be the fifth edition. The festival is held all over the town (and some locations on the island, outside of the confines of Korčula town), and. This they are offering a variety of visits by famous chefs, lectures, workshops, just and hanging out with the people in the industry, exhibitions, fairs and thematic evenings, and you will also get to discover the secrets of the autumn on the tastiest island in the Mediterranean. Find out more about the festival in our article.


Sport& Recreation

Cres & Lošinj Trail Weekend – Saturday, October 29 and ,Sunday, October 30

Cres & Lošinj Trail Weekend Trail is a race consisting of two separate stages with three difficulty categories: Purple, Blue and ,Green. Competitors choose in wh category they want to compete and consequently choose one or both days of this unique event. It is not necessary to perform in the same category on both days.
The event underlines the idea to connect and show the beauty of both islands and their hidden corners and protruding peaks in the style of a trail race. The first stage is on the island of Lošinj on Saturday, October 29, 2022, and the second on the island of Cres on Sunday, October 30, 2022. More on the event here.


Remarkable Events

Plitvice Field Trail 2022 – Saturday, October 22

Plitvice Field Trail is a new treat in the offer of Run Croatia and the municipality of Plitvička Jezera. The race starts at the Korenica town square (Trg Sv. Jurja) at 15.45. There will be three routes: 2km, 6.5km, 10km;and  as ,ell as a race for children of 250 m. More info about the event here.is 


Run Croatia

Svetvinčenat Young Wine Fest Bicycle Race – Saturday, October 22

Cycling club Axa and the Svetvinčenat Municipality Tourist Board are inviting all lovers of nature and cycling to join them and spend a few hours in nature with occasional breaks for refreshments with water, juices, desserts… and after the bike ride drin,ks with a drop of good wine. The race kicks off at 1 pm. More info here.


Svetvinčenat Municipality Tourist Board

Zabok Industrial Race – Sunday, October 23

After more than 30 years, a road race is taking place in Zabok. As part of the “Zabok Industrial Race 2022” event, you will be able to choose between two races called the “ZA10”  of 10 km and the “ZA5” race of 5 km. More information about applications, the track and ,other details here.are 


Atletski klub Klubk

Culture, film, music

Biograd Boat Show – October 26 – October 30

This year the Biograd Boat show will celebrate its 24th year following 21 years of continuous recorrecord-breakings and two highly successful pandemic shows, which proved the resilience and importance of the event. This is Central Europe’s in-water show, attracting many visitors and exhibitors from neighbouring countries, and the biggemost significanting point for Croatia’s nautical industry, marking the end of the boating season and the start of a new business year. More info here.


Biograd Boat Show

The Cure – Thursday, October 27

The giants of alter-rock – The Cure will, hold their first solo concert in Croatia on Thursday, October 27, 2022 in A,rena Zagreb. Need we say more. Mor? info here.


Zagreb Tourist Board

Zoom Festival Rijeka – October 14 – October 19

The performances presented at the thirteenth edition of Zoom Festival – October 14-19, 2022 – revolve around the problems of climate change, markea t economy, interpersonal relationships and ,more, trying to resist the prevailing pessimism, offer different perspectives on the vision of the future, and answer the questions “where did we come from?” and “where are we going?”, both in art and in life. More info here.


Drugo more

20th Zagreb Film Festival –  October 23 – October 30

The jubilee, twentthe ieth edition of ZFF will, be held from October 23 to October 30 in the Tuškanac, SC, Kinoteka, MSU, Dokukinu KIC cinemas and online at www.kinoeuropa.hr and www.croatian.film. Since its beginnings, the ZFF has been focused on discovering and promoting contemporary independent films and debut works by directors from all over the world, so . This’s main program will also feature the first and second films of talented and award-winning authors from all over the world. More info here.


Zagreb Film Festival

Micro Festival Tenzije Rijeka – October 22 and 23

The micromicro-festivaldventurous and experimental A/V performances TENZ,IJE (Tensions) is occupying Rijeka again this year with avant-garde sonic narratives in unexpected places. The educational, artistic and ,club program of the third edition will host European and national performers, a masterclass in rhythm machine programming, a video tutorial on sound synthesis, DJ performances and ,live performances by Svetlana Maraš and, in co-production with Sonica Festival from Ljubljana, Isabella Forciniti. More info here.



Restoring Our Heritage – Traditional Wear Fashion Show, Trnjani (Slavonski Brod) – Saturday, October 22

The Centre for Traditional Cultural Heritage in cooperation with the KUD “Lovor” from Trnjani is organising the event “Restoring Our Heritage – Fashion Show of Reconstructed Traditional Wear”. The event will be held on Saturday, October 22, 2022 at 7:30 p.m. in Trnjani near Slavonski Brod (Sports hall, Ulica sv. Marka 45). More info here.


The Centre for Traditional Cultural Heritage

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