Things to Do: Pumpkin Festival 2018

Autumn is here and it’s time for the annual Pumpkin Festival, Bostaniada.

This year’s festival is Saturday, September 22nd and is being held in the village of Bălăbănești, just 30km east of Chișinău.  Visitors attending will have the opportunity to purchase handmade crafts, listen to traditional music, and sample the taste of fall in the form a pumpkin plăcinta (plăcinte cu bostan).  The organizers also offer other food dishes for everyone, including vegan and vegetarian items.

Tickets are only 50 lei if purchased in advanced or 70 lei at the event.  Advanced tickets can be purchased on

Before you go to the Pumpkin Festival, join us for a free walking tour of Chișinău at 10:00 am at the Arch of Triumph in the center of Chișnău.