Tolma Festival

How many tolmas can you eat in one day? Find out at the Tolma Festival near Zvartnots Temple.

Tolma Festival
mapNear Zvartnots Temple calendar 18/05/2019 iconsFree

Every year food lovers from Armenia and beyond gather to celebrate and eat as many tolma as possible.
Tolma is a stuffed vegetable dish that is common in Armenia and the surrounding regions. This annual event is all about cooking and eating, as Armenian tolma-makers gather to prepare tolma using forgotten and rare recipes. Cooks take part in a competition for the most unique recipe. During the Festival, visitors have the chance to taste more than 60 types of dolma filled with lamb, lenten, mushroom, basturma, and countless other ingredients.
Wear stretchy pants and be prepared to indulge in this most delicious piece of the Armenian cuisine.

UPCOMING FESTIVALS

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DiliTon Arts and Crafts Monthly Fair

15.08 > 15.08

The fair introduces 60 producers and artists from Dilijan’s community, who present locally produced souvenirs, handicrafts and dishes.
Souvenirs and handicrafts sold include different branches of art and craft such as tapestry, embroidery, felt work, laces, pearl embroidery, carpet weaving and spinning. Additionally there is jewelry which is made by combining precious and semi-precious stones, silver, leather, nut shell, pottery, woodworking, stained glass and much more. We have organized master classes for you.
Dishes made of local vegetables, herbs, meat, tree mushrooms, and berries will be available. We have delicious pastry with nuts, warm kapama and harisa, pizzas made by lavash, Armenian gata and different kinds of sweets.
The fair will be full of folk dances, masterclasses for handmade items, games, competitions and of course with a big variety of local traditional dishes.
The goal of the festival is to promote employment opportunities for locals by creating community-based tourism opportunities.

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Pan-Armenian Khorovats (Barbecue) Festival

22.08 > 22.08

You can smell The Pan-Armenian Khorovats (Barbecue) Festival long before you arrive. With flavorful meat and vegetables slow-roasting over hot coals, you’ll never think of barbecue the same way again. The Festival is located in Akhtala of the Lori region - which boasts the title of “the Khorovats capital city.” Cooks representing different restaurants, bars, and various organizations participate in the festival, serving up khorovats and competing against each other.

Visitors can taste pork, beef, mutton, fish and vegetable barbecues followed by the award ceremony for best flavor, best look, and best concept. It is said that one of the best ways to get to know a culture is through its people and national cuisine. The Pan-Armenian Khorovats festival offers both.