Escargot festivals can be found all around the world, and they are a very delicious experience, especially for snail lovers! They mainly focus on promoting escargots as a culinary delight and selling other snail products. It is a place for escargot entrepreneurs to spread the word about their business and bring back the reputation and popularity escargots once enjoyed. It is also a great way of attracting visitors and tourists to the area. We wanted to create a list of the most popular snail festivals around the world so that you can find the nearest festival and make the trip!
EUROPEAN SNAIL FESTIVALS:
Fête de l’Escargot in Osenbach, Alsace, France – April
‘Festival do Caracol’ in Querença, Portugal – May
Castro Marim’s International Festival of the Snail in Castro Marim, Portugal – May
Fête de l’Escargot in Bertric-Buree, France – May
Lumas Festival in Cluis, France – 1 May
Snail Festival (The Aplec del Caragol) in Lleida, Spain – May
La Fête des Lumas in Mareuil-sur-Cher, France – July
Fête de l’escargot à Digoin in Digoin, France – August
Snail Festival in Vlaheronitisa, Chania, Crete – first Saturday in August
International festival of Snails in the kitchen (Festival delle Lumaca in cucina) in Cherasco, Italy – September/October
The Vienna Escargot Festival in Vienna, Austria – September/October
Please contact us under Contact page to include your snail festival here!
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Dean is a veterinarian specialized in molluscs , with over 12 years of experience working with a variety of species. He is Escargot World “secret agent” in the UK, creating content about the life of snails and snail farming in the UK.