The ceremony for the formal opening of the 17th Fair of Ethnic Food and Drink began with the traditional toast by the host, Dragiša Simić.

This oldest and most comprehensive exhibition of traditional products will feature over 300 producers, with small-scale producers mainly participating in collective stands organized by the Serbian Chamber of Commerce and its regional branches, the Cooperative Union of Serbia and Vojvodina, city authorities, and associations.

Savo Pavičić, the Secretary for Agriculture of the City of Belgrade, emphasized that the city had been present from the start, recognizing the significance of the event and actively supporting and representing local producers.

The opportunity to show their products at this well-attended event has once again been offered to small food producers from underdeveloped municipalities.

Novica Tončev, the Minister without Portfolio, responsible for advancing development in these municipalities, expressed his pleasure that all municipalities had the chance to present themselves, highlighting its importance for overall economic development. He wished the exhibitors success in closing as many profitable deals as possible.

Jelena Tanasković, Minister of Agriculture, Forestry, and Water Management in the Government of the Republic of Serbia, officially opened the event by welcoming all guests and exhibitors, and foremost, congratulated the Belgrade Fair for organizing such an event. She emphasized the importance of this event for preserving tradition, culture, and language, stating that it represents a true promotion of Serbia.

This year, the Ministry supported numerous applications for product geographical origin and encouraged producers to protect their products and delicacies from our region as much as possible.

Production of organic products has significantly expanded, and exports are increasing by 20% each year.

With a call to preserve our grandmothers’ recipes, the Fair of Ethnic Food and Drinks is now open.


The fair will be open from Thursday, November 30th, until Sunday, December 3rd, from 10 am to 7 pm.

For visitors, the price of a single ticket is 500 RSD, 300 RSD for group visits, and family tickets are 1,000 RSD. The parking fee is 150 RSD per hour.

Journalists and media representatives can enter the event by presenting a valid press ID at the entrance of Hall 2 of the Belgrade Fair.