Feast of Harvest: Golden Autumn food festival's highlights

September 25, 2019

4-13 October, Moscow is hosting a feast of harvest — the Golden Autumn food festival. This is the biggest Moscow Seasons food event. The festival is to cover more than 1,500 venues around Moscow. This year, the event is going to be about innovations in agriculture.

Guests are in for a variety of farm products, original seasonal meals, folk concerts, lectures, workshops and more.

Red Square will be the largest Golden Autumn venue, with a real Russian field with cereals growing, a wild garden with trees and berries, a pasture with wooden sculptures of animals, and an apiary with real beehives and a mill.

It will also offer the exhibition of art objects shaped as various models of tractors, trucks and a combine harvester. The Smart Technology zone will introduce visitors to the innovations in Russian agriculture: navigation systems, fertilisation and data analysis for forecasting and strategies, apps to monitor sensor data, drones to monitor the crops growing and harvesting, and much more.

Red Square will see a series of cooking shows. Guided by chefs, the participants will cook food from seasonal products, competing for the title of ‘the chief cook of autumn’. Popular folk bands will add to the festive atmosphere, with Folkbeat band playing ethno-electronics, Partisan FM performing Cossack and their own songs, and others. Besides, there will be children's workshops and a bright floral show.


You are welcome to a cosy autumn town that is to open on Revolutsii Square. Sales and restaurant chalets decorated as patterned houses will offer to buy autumn gifts from all over Russia. Also, you may choose original meals from a special menu prepared by Moscow restaurateurs. Musicians will take the local stage, and a racing track for radio-controlled tractors will appear nearby.

10 festival venues will offer big historical programs. Visitors will travel to different countries and epochs, and take part in interactive insightful entertaining events.

In Svyatoozyorskaya Street, you will find yourself in a settlement of the Dyakovo culture, which used to cover the area of today's Moscow, Tver, Vladimir, Smolensk, Ivanovo and other Russian regions from the 7th century BC to the 5th century AD, and get acquainted with Dyakovo crafts and cuisine.

Gorodetskaya Street will offer masked balls in the style of the European Middle Ages, as well as jewellery classes.

Matveyevskaya Street will have a small Mediterranean port town of the 19th century constructed. Visitors will enjoy master classes in navigational and shipping business, nautical charts navigation, Morse code and cooking traditional local foods.

Pererva Street will tell about agrarian revolutions, livestock care in different eras, the evolution of tools and technologies of land cultivation. Guests of  Profsoyuznaya Street venue will immerse in Art Nouveau. On Yunosti Square in Zelenograd, you will see the warriors of the Artillery Chancery, clerks, cooks and musicians of the time of Tsar Alexei Mikhailovich.

Festivities will also take place at the site between Manezhnaya and Revolutsii squares, on Slavy Square, Dmitriya Donskogo Boulevard, Orekhovy Boulevard, Mitinskaya Street, in 22 Moscow farmer's markets, 96 weekend fairs and 1,386 chain stores.

Find the full list of addresses and details soon on the festival's website

Last year, more than a thousand manufacturers from 55 Russian regions took part in the Golden Autumn food festival, with 6.5 million people attending. They purchased 40 tons of fish and seafood, 35 tons of cheese and other dairy products and 8.5 tons of meat delicacies.

Source: mos.ru

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