Best food festivals in Sicily each October

Updated on Sep 05, 2018 by Kathryn Burrington

Blog > Best food festivals in Sicily each October

Celebrating everything from sausages, wine, mushrooms and honey, October is the time to visit Sicily if you’re a food festival fan.

October is a wonderful time to visit Sicily. The weather is still lovely and warm but it’s not scorching, with average highs in the mid-20s, the crowds have gone and there are a number of festivals that offer a fascinating insight into Sicilian culture. 

Eastern Sicily

Ottobrata Zafferanese

Zafferanese Etnea

Each year the town celebrates the bounty of Mount Etna with a month-long festival including food and wine, crafts, music and so much more.

Image credit: Anna Lurye | Shutterstock


Val di Noto & the South East

Sagra del Miele (honey festival)

Sortino, Siracusa

Inspired by the famous honey of Hyblea which was prized by the Greeks and Romans, this festival, where you’ll find a plethora of honey varieties and plenty of fun, is held in the small hill town of Sortino next to the Pantalica National Park.

Read more about the honey of Hyblea in our blog post, The honey of the Hyblaean Mountains.

For holidays to this bountiful region of Sicily visit our website for a range of beautiful villas and hotels in the Val di Noto & the South East.


Northern Sicily

Della Salsiccia (sausage festival)

Caccamo (on the north coast of Sicily between Palermo and Cefalù)

Sausages are loved the world over, but nowhere more so than in the mountain town of Caccamo, where each year they hold a festival to celebrate their own particular variety.

Caccamo, Image credit: Littleaom | Shutterstock


Sagra Castelbuono e i funghi (mushrooms festival)

Castelbuono, Palermo

A great opportunity to taste a number of traditional dishes made with mushrooms and some sweet local delicacies, as well as to pay a visit to the Parco delle Madonie nature reserve with a local guide.

Castelbuono, Image credit: Locci | Shutterstock

For holidays to this lovely region of Sicily visit our website for a range of wonderful hotels in Northern Sicily.

Western Sicily

Sagra del Vino (wine festival)

Montevago, Agrigento

The south-west of Sicily is well known for its wonderful wines, in particular from the inland spa town of Montevago. Every year they celebrate the grape harvest and the new wine by holding a wine-themed party where everyone is welcome.

For holidays to this lesser known region of Sicily visit our website to see villas in Western Sicily.


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