Umag Tourist Board , Umag County, Podravka d.d.
Phone: +385 52 741 363
The beginning of the main tomato harvest in Istria in early August also signifies the beginning of the Tomato Days in Umag. This gastronomic event is dedicated to favourite seasonal summer vegetable, it is unique in Croatia and it offers you a chance to taste the tomato in various combinations.
At the main square in Umag, along the entertaining programmes, you can also taste the dishes based on this vegetable, the real source of health and vitality. It is mostly šalša, the popular tomato sauce, with various types of pasta, which is the constituent part of every Mediterranean summer menu.
Apart from enjoying the food, the visitors also have a chance to take a look at various types of tomatoes and to learn more about them. It would not be a real feast if there was no beauty pageant! During the Tomato Days, the people of Umag organise the best tomato type competition as well as the greatest miss tomato!
After you learn something new about this popular vegetable and satisfy your palate, it’s time for a real party that should never be missed in Umag! The festival which celebrates the tomato harvest in the Buje region and the high summer ends with the real folk feast.