Excursions: Spring has arrived and with it the many fun festivals in the Western Galilee

Spring is considered the festival season. Throughout the month of May, many festivals are held throughout Israel – and this year, when we are free to tour around the country again – they are happier than ever. One of the first and oldest festivals to be seen is the “Western Galilee Time Spring Festival.” The festival is spread over three days (May 6-8) and will include guided tours, workshops, cultural and art events, lots of nature, meetings with local key figures and Galilean cuisine.

One of the main stars of the festival is Acre. Guided tours by local guides will be held in the port city. For example: Gabi Zohar will make a theatrical trip “Ghosts in Acre”, where you will be exposed to the mystery of Acre with the help of characters from the past; Nurit Poren will offer a culinary trip in the colorful market;

During the weekend, there will also be a number of collaborations between the tourists: TIN-TIME Studio will be hosted in the secret of the collective wonder in the village of Masaryk and will hold an “Imagination on a Plate” workshop, where a collage of recycled materials will be created. Shlomit Zamir. As part of the collaborations, wineries and cooks will be hosted in the area’s restaurants, all of which are just a handful of events. Get a taste of the people, attractions and experiences not to be missed.


Bread and cocktail at Noelush


On the seam of Kfar Vradim-Tarshiha is “Nuelush”, a local confectionery with French aromas. Moti and Noa’s confectionery is a gem in the heart of the north, which includes a deli, bakery and cafe – and very soon a bakery. Nuelush provides locals and casual tourists with The whole experience, on the one hand a cafe where you can sit and enjoy pampering dishes with amazing looks and wonderful flavors. On the other hand a deli, where you can stock up on a variety of delicacies and wine for anyone looking to create the perfect picnic. Fresh sourdough, and it will be called “Matanya bread”. In addition to fresh breads, you will also find fresh sandwiches. On the occasion of the launch of the new bakery and the festival, they will offer visitors the opportunity to indulge in a variety of bread tastings accompanied by dips prepared in the deli, along with a cocktail.
When: Thursday, 6.5, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Phone for inquiries and reservations: 072 – 3971230.

Arancini at Noelush (Photo: Meital Sharabi)

The iron statue next to Khoury


In the Christian village of Fassuta you will meet the Iron Deaf and near Khoury. Walid has a fascinating personal story, which he passionately tells while demonstrating to visitors one of the oldest arts in the world. Walid decided in 2006 to leave the family business for meat marketing just by chance. After years of “neat” work, he decided to do a little ironwork at home and began to study the field of frames. These studies led him to start a frame business in 2008, and since then he has been dealing with iron. Today he focuses on blacksmithing – through which he designs and creates unique elements. Participate in exhibitions in Europe and win prizes.In his gallery he offers a special glimpse into one of the worlds that have almost disappeared from the world, to see how he turns an iron strip into a sculpture and queues between the sculptures he has created.The meeting ends with a hot and cold drink, tasting homemade food and a tour of the village. 120 years) and the old church.
When: Saturday, 8.5, 12:00 – 14:00.
Price: NIS 60 per participant.
With pre-registration, phone for inquiries and reservations: 072 – 3957562.

Next to Khoury and the sculptures (Photo: Meital Sharabi)Next to Khoury and the sculptures (Photo: Meital Sharabi)


A place in the heart – Hefer Farm


On the north bank of Nahal Kziv, in front of a breathtaking view, is a “place in the heart” of the Hefer Farm. The farm, located in Mitzpe Avirim, has years of experience in hospitality and attractions. After years of Eyal and Edna Hefer operating a successful campsite There are three accommodation units in the farm, two of which are cabins in the forest. Those who stay and those who come for a light break and a field trip, can enjoy the warm corner they built for travelers. Everyone has a homely feeling, so much so that they operate in a trustworthy way.What does this mean? There is a refrigerator in the area where cheeses and wine, and from which you can purchase during the day and leave a charge / take a surplus right on your own.From the farm come a variety of trips. One of the few places in the country that offers Tomkar for rent – and not by organized tour.You can take the Tomkar for an independent trip, equipped with an accurate and detailed map prepared by Eyal.The route will take you to Goren Park and a wonderful view of the Monfort.
Price: Tomcar for two hours – NIS 550 for a couple, NIS 750 for a quartet.
Phone for inquiries and reservations: 052 – 5832632.

A place in the heart (Photo: Meital Sharabi)A place in the heart (Photo: Meital Sharabi)
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Shefi Beer Garden


The Israelis’ affair with beer and meat is only in its infancy, but it can already be seen that it is about to be particularly successful and long. Yes, we do not drink a lot of alcohol relative to European countries, but in recent years you can see a boom of excellent boutique breweries. One of them was opened and operated by Shefi Shaltiel, and he combines it wonderfully with another of his loves – meat. Its meat restaurant and brewery in Moshav Manot is already quite well known in the Galilee region, and over time more and more travelers are discovering it. These days Shefi has also launched an excellent wine series, from his vineyards. If you are coming to the Western Galilee region, you should not give up on its delicious double meal, which includes a variety of excellent starters, hot focaccia, and butcher with grilled meats. On the occasion of the festival, he will hold a “Beer Garden” event – a Friday full of homemade beer, a hamburger and a cool atmosphere. At the event you can choose two types of home-brewed beer (two-thirds glasses), a burger served with French fries, music and fine scenery.
When? Friday, 7.5, 10 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Price: NIS 90 per person, for the “Beer Garden” event.
With pre-registration, phone for inquiries and reservations: 072 – 3957540.

Shefi (Photo: Meital Sharabi)Shefi (Photo: Meital Sharabi)

Details of other events on the website: springfestival.westgalil.org.il


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