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Hazelnut Festival, or Fiera di a Nuciola in Cervione 2023

A delicious festival to celebrate the hazelnut harvest

Dates: August 19, 2023

Hazelnut Festival, or Fiera di a Nuciola in Cervione
Hazelnut Festival, or Fiera di a Nuciola in Cervione

No matter what you call it—Hazelnut Festival, Fiera di a Nuciola, or Foire de la Noisette—you will enjoy the abundance of hazelnut products! This two-day event unites everyone involved in promoting Corsica's hazelnut industry, including growers, wholesalers, artists, and chefs. The festival features a variety of activities, such as folklore dancing, Corsican singing, street entertainment, and exhibitions.

Hazelnut Varieties

On a weekend in mid-August, the village of Cervione hosts visitors and locals to showcase hazelnuts grown in the Castagniccia and Casinca regions of Corsica. Here, visitors can taste and purchase hazelnuts and learn delicious local recipes. Those with a sweet tooth will be delighted to discover various cakes and sweets made from hazelnuts, including “Corsican Nutella.” Savory options like saline (a condiment made from coarse salt and chopped hazelnuts) and hazelnut oil are also available. During the two days of the fair, visitors can explore hazelnuts in all their forms: cakes, jams, candies, dishes, and more.

Activities

Various activities for children are offered, including face painting and donkey rides. Farmers, producers, and chefs showcase their hazelnut-based products and specialties. The two-day fair is filled with numerous activities, such as folk dances, traditional songs, exhibitions, and tastings.

Location

Fiera di A Nuciola is held in Church Square, located in the very center of Cervione. Cervione is known for several popular attractions, including Ferme aux Anes, Plage de Prunete, Chapelle Santa Cristina, Musee Anton Dumenicu Monti, and L'église Saint-Erasme de Cervione et son clocher isolé. The village also offers easy access to both the beach and the mountains, making it a perfect destination for nature lovers.

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Authors: Sophia Andrus