The Sagra della Patata (Potato Harvest Festival), one of the most popular food festivals in the Ossola Valley, has been a summertime event in Montecrestese since 1994. Along with the celebration of slow food, musical entertainments and activities for adults and children are proposed.
The only ‘eco-festival‘ in the Ossola Valley, made possibile also thanks to the flawless organisation and commitment of over 400 volunteers, the Potato Harvest Festival has grown continuously over the years and today it is at the cutting edge of environmentally friendly approaches and recycling of used materials.
The Sagra della Patata is just one of the many events scheduled in the SagreOssola programme and offers an array of local culinary delights; the potatoes used to make the 10,000 portions of gnocchi served every year are grown exclusively in the Montecrestese area and the recipes are painstakingly prepared, never failing to showcase the culinary traditions of the Ossola Valley.
This food festival and its Montecrestese gnocchi were awarded with the De.Co. title, the prestigious Municipal Designation of Origin (Denominazione di origine comunale), thanks to the attention to details and passion.