Istria Calendar November 2016

Events in November 2016

10th International Fisheries  Fair Crofish
18.11.2016 – 20.11.2016

Will take place in Poreč in the multi-purpose Žatika Sports Hall (under 1 km from Apartments Partizanska). Zatika is the largest hall in the Istrian county, and thanks to its position, appeal and capacity, it is an ideal venue for this event.

If you are interested in exhibiting at the fair, please contact and submit your application by email to, and afterward, you will be sent a floor plan of the exhibition space.

Extra Virgin Olive oil


An unusual pairing of gastronomy and activity was the main idea behind this hedonistic experience called Run.Eat.Drink. This race series offers something different – native Istrian product tasting combined with running through the unforgettable picturesque landscapes of Istria.

With exhibitors from Istria, Dalmatia and neighbouring countries showing off their oils, the short drive from Porec is worth it as you get to watch the fun and taste any of these amazing oils, some of which you may want to buy.


Porec celebrates the Feast of St Maurus, its patron saint, each year in the square with Tradition & Folklore; a celebration offering a great gastronomic  and entertainment programme.

21.11.2016 Another celebration is the annual Polenta Festival in the square in Porec. Watch the Polenta being prepared in some amazing gastronomic styles  and sample any of them at reasonable prices. This all-day event on the main square in Poreč is accompanied by entertainment and good music. Come together with the locals and enjoy this winter festivity.

Events in December 2016

The 22nd Book Fair(y) in Istria will be held in Pula in early December 2016. In case you are wondering about the unusual title – the actual title in Croatian is “San(j)am knjige u Istri” which is a slight play on words. “Sajam” means Fair whilst “sanjam” means dreaming, so “Fair of books in Istria” cleverly turns into “Dreaming of books in Istria”.

Unsurprisingly, like much of Croatia, towns across Istria will be marking Christmas for most of this month with special festive events. Most common will be Christmas fairs taking place in several towns that include music, singing, kids events and food (of course!).

with New Year’s Eve celebrations (a concert and fireworks) also likely. Check out details for what’s on in Pula at Christmas on the Pula Tourist Office website.