Chestnut Festival


The Chestnut Festival takes place in Ascona at the beginning of October. Visitors are invited to taste over 2000 kg of chestnuts roasted on the fire by the local maronatt as well as various chestnut-based delicacies such as jams, honeys and cakes and a host of the region's traditional food and wine products. Polenta and mortadella or gorgonzola will be served at lunch time and many concerts will entertain the public during the afternoon.


The festival will take place on the lakefront of Ascona on Saturday 6th October 2018; on Saturday October 13th 2018 will be held the Autumn Festival.


The distribution of chestnuts and the market will be ensured even in case of bad weather.



Lungolago Motta, 6612 Ascona


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+41 848 091 091


06 October


  • Saturday: 10.00-17.30

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