Avella, Avellino province
Chestnut and Hazelnut Festival
Avella, in the Province of Avellino, has been hosting the Sagra della Castagna e della Nocciola, it's Chestnut and Hazelnut Festival for the last 9 years in celebration of a long-standing agricultural tradition.
The celebration scheduled for a weekend in October 2021 has now been cancelled and will be held instead in October 2022.
Festa della Nocciola
Badiavecchia, Novara di Sicilia, Messina
Taking place in the region of Novara, referred to by some as 'the land of hazelnuts', the ancient village of Badiavecchia celebrates its hazelnut harvest each October with a large festival. Specialities on offer made locally, include desserts, crepes and hazelnut liqueur as well as the famous hazelnut sausage.
The date for the 2021 celebration is to be announced
Novara also hosts an ancient 'cheese-rolling' celebration.