Food festivals

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…