Sagra dei Thest

The Sagra dei thest, is undoubtedly the most traditional festival in Polcenigo. It has taken place on the first Sunday of September for more than 300 years.

Originally it was just a local fair hosted at Santissima where farmers could find the wicker baskets, (theston in the local dialect), they needed during the grape harvest.

The fair was then moved to the town centre where thousands of people still gather to admire and purchase the typical local products made out of wicker, reed, wood, pottery, and leather, or enjoy the sight of people performing the old arts and crafts.

The success of the festival is mainly due to the commitment of the local Pro Loco association that has also established a real school, with workshops and courses, attended by amateurs of all ages, in order to preserve the millenary art of making wicker baskets.