Saturday, 11 November
9.30 – “Farewell to autumn in the Karst” running event, Lipica
The recreational 9-km and 6-km cross-country races on well-maintained macadam roads through the protected area of the Lipica Stud Farm are complemented by a recreational hike along the Karst Living Museum trail.
9.30 – Receipt of starting numbers,
10.00 – Guided hike through the Karst Living Museum,
11.00 – 9- and 6-km start,
12.00 – Awarding of prizes to the first three fastest women and men.
More information and registration: www.tekaskipozdrav.si
Organised by: Zavod ŠTIP
10.00–19.00 – Open Day at wine cellars along the Karst Wine Route
Open wine cellars will bear a sign “Dan odprtih kleti/Open Wine Cellar Day” and be marked with a sprig of ivy. The wine cellars will be open from 10.00 to 19.00, during which time a shuttle bus service will be organised. Details of the providers can be found in the OPEN WINE CELLARS tab, and details of the bus services can be found in the BUS SERVICE tab.
10.00 – Following the Footsteps of Kosovel – an urban literary walk, Sežana Railway Station
On a guided urban literary walk through the birthplace of the poet Srečko Kosovel, we gather impressions of the town, read poems and, encouraged by visual stimuli of Sežana, learn about the poet's interesting life and his rich literary legacy, and look for the traces he left in the creations of others. Along the way, participants actively engage in discussion and get pieces of the puzzle, which they finally assemble in the Srečko Kosovel Memorial Room into an original souvenir.
The walk also includes a small refreshment and a visit to the Srečko Kosovel Memorial Room.
Entrance fee: €15/person (for citizens of the municipality of Sežana: €10/person, family ticket: €30 for 3 family members, €10 for each additional child) The walk will take place with a minimum of 6 participants, registration is required by e-mail: email@example.com.
More information HERE.
Organised by: Srečko Kosovel Memorial Room – Ljudska univerza Sežana, co-organisers: Kosovelov dom Sežana and Društvo Konstruktivist
10.00 – Show for children: About the white kitten who was pure black, Kosovelov dom Cultural Centre, Sežana
Idea and directed by: Katja Povše and Irena Rajh, dramaturgy: Anže Virant, acting and animation: Katja Povše and Irena Rajh
The Belimuc family has always been white. Mum and dad are white, grandma and grandpa are white, great-grandma and great-grandpa, cousins, uncles and aunts ... They are all white. Mummy and daddy Belimuc look at the little kittens in amazement, then stand there stunned when they see a tiny black head among the little white furry balls. Something like this has never happened in the Belimuc family before. The show teaches young children tolerance and understanding of difference in a playful and humorous way, and encourages them to respect each other, accept diversity and live in an open and harmonious society. The show lasts 35 minutes and is suitable for ages 2–6 years.
Entrance fee: €7/person (family ticket for families with at least 3 members: €6/person).
Organised by: Kosovelov dom Sežana
8.00–16.00 – Autumn decorative story in the Sežana Botanical Garden, Botanical Garden at Villa Mirasasso, Sežana
Entrance fee is charged according to the price list (the price list is available HERE); annual pass holders can use their annual pass. More information: www.vrtsezana.si.
Organised by: KSP Sežana
11.00 – Villa, Garden and Wine – The Sežana Botanical Garden at Villa Mirasasso
A guided tour of Villa Mirasasso, the botanical garden and Vinakras’ wine cellar, along with tasting of wines and dry-cured meat products. Autumn brings flavours of deliciousness. Especially in the Karst. When the cellars smell of new wine, the ovens of freshly baked bread and the Karst gmajna meadows of its wild herbs. Yet Karst autumn offers another, different kind of beauty. A gift of art and culture that reflects the centuries-old Scaramangà time in Sežana; that is why St Martin’s Festival features the Villa, Garden and Wine event, including a guided tour of Villa Mirasasso, its Botanical Garden and the Vinakras Wine Cellar with a final tasting of wines and Karst dry-cured meat delicacies.
Entrance fee: €27/person. Meeting point: in front of the Municipality of Sežana building The number of places is limited. Registration is required by 10 November at 13.00 at firstname.lastname@example.org. More information: www.vrtsezana.si.
Organised by: KSP Sežana and Vinakras
11.11 – Young Wine Blessing ceremony, Bunčetova Homestead in Dutovlje
12.00–17.00 – St Martin’s culinary offer, Dutovlje
Dutovlje associations invite you to a market of selected wines and local delicacies in the central village square.
Organised by: Kras Tourist Society, Dutovlje
10.00–18.00 – St Martin’s Saturday in Sežana
Trg osvoboditve Square (in front of the church) in Sežana invites you to a St Martin's market of wine, local delicacies and experiences. The guest appearances of three brass bands will add even more colour to the event.
Organised by: ORA Krasa in Brkinov
12.00–20.00 – Wine Festival in Štanjel, Štanjel Castle
in addition to tastings of local wines, local dishes, cheeses, dry-cured meats and prosciutto, the medieval village of Štanjel offers a wide range of accompanying programmes. Spend St Martin’s Day in a natural setting, on any of the charming walking trails, in the open exhibition areas, guided tours, the market, creative workshops and diverse opportunities for pleasant socialising:
11.00 and 15.30 – guided tours: The most beautiful nooks of Štanjel
12.00–18.00: St Martin’s Market,
12.00–20.00: “Ne joči pevec” trio,
15.00: Wine blessing ceremony with cultural programme and proclamation of the best winemakers at the 4th wine evaluation.
Participating wine cellars: Domačija Bole Avber (homestead), Kmetija Buntovi (farm), CV - Colja vino (winemaker), Čotova klet (wine cellar), Vina Fabjan (winemaker), Domačija Furlan (homestead), Vina Kobal (winemaker), Izletniška kmetija Kosmina (farm offering home-cooked meals), Kmetija Mržek (farm), Vinska klet Orel (wine cellar), Vina Slamič – Perinova domačija (winemaker and homestead), Vinarstvo Rebula (winemaker), Vina Sanabor (winemaker), Vinarstvo Starc (winemaker), Vina Škabar (winemaker), Vina Štoka (winemaker), Kmetija Ukmar (farm), Vinakras Sežana (wine cellar), Vina Vrabec (winemaker)
Participating catering providers: Bistro Grad Štanjel, Izletniška kmetija Kosmina (farm offering home-cooked meals), Ekološka turistična kmetija Toncevi (eco tourist farm), Sašine butične sladice - pri sladki Saški (boutique dessert caterer)
Providers of dry-cured meats and cheese: KRAS (prosciutto-making plant), Izletniška kmetija Kosmina (farm offering home-cooked meals), Sirarstvo Orel (cheese maker), Stara pršutarna Q Komel (old prosciutto-making plant), Kmetija Sovdat (farm)
Organised by: ORA Krasa in Brkinov
15.00 – Guided tour of the Vilenica Cave, Lokev
Come visit the magical Vilenica Cave, the oldest tourist cave in Europe. The tour lasts about one hour and we recommend comfortable sports shoes and clothing suitable for cave temperatures (8–10°C).
The promotional price for buying tickets via the portal mojekarte.si is valid until 9 November 2023 (adults: €12, children up to 14 years: €6). On the day of the tour, tickets can be purchased (cash only) at the ticket office at the Vilenica Cave from 14.30 onwards at the regular price (adults: €15, children up to 14 years: €7).
More information is available HERE, and further information is also available at email@example.com or by calling 00 386 (0)51 648 711.
Organised by: Sežana Caving Club
15.00 – “A glass with St Martin and young wine”, Pliskovica
Pliskovica invites you to enjoy pleasant socialising as well as countless palate indulgences with guided tastings of young Karst wines, Karst honey and honey products and homemade culinary snacks that always delight even the most discerning guest. The interesting and varied programme includes 6 x 2 wine tastings, tasting of honey, mead and honey desserts, a toast with a stonecutter, a bread bun with Karst prosciutto and a closing with live music and lively events in the courtyard of the Slamčeva Homestead (hostel).
Entrance fee: €30, security deposit for a glass: €5, the number of places is limited. Registration is required by 8 November on tel. +386 (0)5 764 02 50 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Organised by: Mladinski hotel Pliskovica Youth Hostel and Zavod ŠTIP
21.00–03.00 – St Martin’s Concert: TEQUILA and NOČNI SKOK, tent in the car park at the sports park, Sežana
Entrance fee: €12/person. Tickets will be available for purchase at the venue on the day of the event, payment will be by cash only.Vouchers for the St Martin’s Festival in the Karst 2023 are not redeemable at the evening concert. Tasting glasses will not be allowed in the venue.
Organised by: Media team
8.30–21.00 – St Martin’s Festival, Prosek
Vouchers for the St Martin’s Festival in the Karst 2023 are not redeemable at the Prosek St Martin’s Festival.