Võrtsjärve Eel Festival will be held on 13-15 September. The aim of the event is to introduce Võrtsjärve as the exciting food district and traditions of local fishermen in preparing the fish dishes.
The centre of the festival is in Võrtsjärve Visitor Centre and on its territory – Jõesuu recreation area. The trainings of schoolchildren, eel fair, contest of hobby cooks, eel cafes and wineshop, relevant dinners, nightfish cinema and the cultural programme prepared with the help of local schools together with the festivities of Mother-Eel made of Võrtsjärve reed will be organized.
The main organizer of the Eel Festival is Võrtsjärve Visitor Centre in cooperation with Võrtsjärve fishing district, fishermen and local school teachers.
The main programme of the festival is free for the public.