Event Details

HONEY & PUMPKIN FESTIVAL

15/09/2018 19:00
HONEY & PUMPKIN FESTIVAL

Festa Qargħasel, a culinary and cultural activity, is being organised by the Mosta Local Council and will be held on the 15th of September (19.00hrs onwards), in the square next to the Rotunda and the surrounding area. This socio-culinary event for the whole family will bring together entertainment, music, art and, of course, food. Popular local band Airport Impressions will be headlining the night, and numerous stalls by well-known suppliers and eateries from across the island will be selling sweet and savory items, as well as drinks, made from one or both of the ingredients. The Malta Records Association will also be holding a competition for the largest pumpkin produced in Malta – something the local council hopes could become a yearly tradition.

Tradition recounts how pumpkin pie was very popular amongst the people in Mosta, and this tradition goes back a number of years. Moreover, honey was apparently abundant in the valley crossing Mosta, aptly named Wied il-Għasel (Honey Valley). An old tradition recounts how an amount of honeybees produced a substantial amount of honey in their hives which were found between the rocks, and during certain times, one could see honey dripping from the rocks.

For more information, kindly contact the Mosta Local Council by phoning on 00356 21416841, or by sending an email at mosta.lc@gov.mt

Venue

Mosta

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Organiser

Mosta Local Council