Foires Grasses in Brive-la-Gaillarde
From November to January 2016
Markets specialising in the sale of foie gras, truffles, goose and duck products
Truffle market in Terrasson
Thursday mornings from December to February 2016
Truffle festival and Foie Gras and Truffle - Academy in Sarlat
16th-17th January 2016
The 3rd weekend of January sees renowned chefs from Sarlat and from Michelin-starred restaurants in the area come together to give demonstration of and lessons in the preparation of these iconic specialities. The Academy gives young chefs the chance to be creative with these delicacies.
Fest’Oie Goose Festival in Sarlat
5th-6th March 2016
The goose comes to town in a big way. Find out everything there is to know from egg to feather... fun workshops for children, gigantic meal based on specialities this generous bird provides.
Strawberry Festival in Beaulieu sur Dordogne
8th May 2016
Strawberry market, giant tart, food stalls, hot-air ballooning etc. The giant tart is prepared the day before the event by the local master patissiers and contains a whopping 800 kilos of fruit.
Cheese Festival in Rocamadour
15th May 2016
The local AOC Rocamadour goat’s cheese is obviously to the force, but there are many other fine cheeses of all kinds from the region to be sampled, along with wines from the area and other products.
Festival of regional cattle breeding in Brive-la-Gaillarde
20th-22th August 2016
Presentation of cattle, goats, pigs, sheep, draught horses, poultry and birds. A real farm in the middle of the town with different animations. Horse drawn carriages and pony ridding. Sale and tasting of regional products, kitchen demonstrations. Processions of confraternities.
Fête de la prune dorée in Carennac
In the beginning of August according to fruit maturity
The golden greengage plum in all its forms: fresh, in tarts and cakes, jams, chutneys, distilled… come and try all these delicious products made locally.
Chestnut Festival in Beynat
16th October 2016
Market selling chestnuts in various forms and products based on them. Traditional presentation and tasting of the Giant Chestnut.
Fête de la noix in Thegra
30th October 2016
Festival with the walnut in the starring role: fresh, dried, in cakes, sweets and biscuits, as oil, distilled... it’s crunch time!
Fête du safran du Quercy in Cajarc
Two days dedicated to the precious red-gold spice obtained from the saffron crocus, cultivated and used here for centuries. Market (food and craftwork), saffron meal prepared by some of the Lot’s bets chefs, entertainment.
Truffle Fair in Cuzance
10th December 2016
Make the acquaintance of the renowned Tuber Melanosporum or black truffle, one of the most valuable fungi on the planet. Its scent is like no other…