Halid Bešlić and Maja Šuput perform at this year's Bučijada



Author: Matina Tenžera

In the gastronomic section, expect 170 exhibitors and fifteen restaurateurs

The most visited autumn manifestation "19. Bučijada in Ivanić-Grad" will be held from October 6 to 8, 2023, organized by the Tourist Board of Ivanić-Grad under the patronage of the City of Ivanić-Grad, Zagreb County, Zagreb County Tourist Board, Croatian Tourist Board and Zagrebačka banka dd. This year's godmother Bučijade is a Paralympic swimmer by Paula Novin.

At the event , 170 exhibitors and fifteen restaurateurs will present their products and services, which together will form the largest sales fair for pumpkin oil, pumpkin and pumpkin products in Croatia. On offer will be pumpkin oil, pumpkins, pumpkin beer, pumpkin soup, and for sweet lovers there are pumpkin cream and new exclusive chocolate pralines filled with pumpkin spread and pumpkin oil. Show cooking with chefs Melikor Bašić and Damir Tomljanović will further spice up the rich gastronomic offer. Famous Croatian chefs and consultants will prepare pumpkin specialties on Saturday from 12:00 to 14:00.

Facilities for children and adults

There will be many activities for children at the traditional Little Bučijada, when they will be able to participate in eating pumpkin custard, watch magic and theater shows, race wooden horses, compete in archery, jumping in sacks, throwing cans, flying bowling and numerous other games. With numerous playrooms, workshops and sports activities, everyone will find some fun. A buggy ride through the city will be particularly attractive for both children and adults.

The musical part of the program starts on Friday at 19:00 with the performance of the group Silente, followed by 4 Tenors at 21:00. On Saturday evening, from 8 p.m., visitors will be entertained by Halid Bešlić , and from 10:30 p.m. by DJ Nick Bane, and on Sunday, the event will be closed by Maja Šuput at 7 p.m. and Reanimators at 9 p.m. As part of the program, young rock bands, brass bands and KUDs will perform, and majorettes will also present their performances.

Study the hourly program in more detail !

After (or before) Bučijada, near the city itself, visit the large Posavina corn maze "Hrvatica" in Dubrovčak Lijevo, which will be appropriately decorated with pumpkins. An exciting game of search awaits you through a kilometer of paths of the labyrinth itself.

Parking is free of charge during Bučijada and is organized at several locations.