Sagra della busiata – Salemi
Festival dedicated to the busiata, a typical kind of pasta named after the busa (knitting needle), which the housewives once used to make the specific shape. Every year during this sagra more than 600 pounds of pasta are prepared. Besides the fresh busiata you can enjoy a variety of local wines.
Festa del Santissimo Salvatore – Cefalù
Catholic celebration in honor of the Santissimo Salvatore, with a procession and a competition called (an)tinna a mari, where participants need to walk on a well-soaped pole and reach a flag hanging on the end of it. The festival ends with fireworks.
Festa della bandiera – Caccamo
Medieval festival including flag wavers from all over Sicily, volunteers in medieval clothes, archers, knights and sword fighting competitions. You can also taste local products and dishes.
Sagra ra pasta a taianu – Cefalù
Sagra dedicated to a typical local dish, the pasta a taianu, which dates back to the time in which the Arabs ruled the island. The name derives from the Arabic word taio, which indicates the type of clay/terracotta pots in which the pasta was cooked.
Degustando la busiata con la spincia – Custonaci
A sagra celebrating the busiate (see Sagra della busiata – Salemi), with typical local product tastings.
Festival internazionale di arti piriche – Selinunte
International fireworks festival in the coastal town of Selinunte.
Rievocazione storica Nostra Principalissima Patrona – Castellammare del Golfo
Village festival in honor of the patron saint of Castellammare del Golfo, which in 1718, during a battle between the English and Spanish, descended from Monte delle Scale, and drove away the English. The battle is recreated by dozens of local volunteers.
Soul’s Food Nights – Agrigento