One of the newer food festivals in Scandinavia, the Aarhus Food Festival has quickly become a smashing success, attracting over 30,000 visitors in recent years thanks to its unique blend of homely and high-class food options.
The festival encourages freshness, sustainability and organic home cooking, and visitors can get their hands dirty by participating in workshops about cooking with local ingredients, or tramping through the forest to collect wild herbs.
During the past couple of festivals, guests have been able to try their hands at cleaning and cooking their own fish, guided by a local expert. There’s also been the opportunity to try making your own sausages.
If those do-it-yourself options sound a tad too much, you can always simply stroll around, enjoying plenty of tasty samples prepared by other chefs at the many food stalls on hand, then wash it all down with a cool Nordic beer at the “Nordic Sips” stall.
The Food Festival occurs at the same time as the massive Aarhus Festival, and the two can be combined into a great weekend in the city. Need somewhere to stay? Check out our guide to the city’s best affordable digs.