Under the imaginative title “Hold on my beloved pistachio tree” a daily workshop was held in 2008 on the initiative of the residents of Aegina. Serving as a stage for presenting inter alia the valuable experience of Bronte, a pistachio-producing town in Sicily, this event gave rise to the establishment of the famous Fistiki Fest (fistiki stands for pistachio in Greek).
Since then, the Fistiki Fest, embraced wholeheartedly by all Aegina residents, takes place every year in September and has become synonymous of Aegina’s major modern fêtes.
During the festival, thousands of elegant kiosks selling pistachio products line the quay as painting exhibitions, concerts, theatre plays and gastronomy nights take place in parallel, a tangible proof that pistachio rightfully occupies a place in the centre of the island’s social, financial and cultural life.
Fistiki Fest festival draws crowds of visitors from Greece and abroad arriving to Aegina especially for the occasion. Besides, local community (young people, residents of all ages, professionals, various agencies), thrilled about this event, supports it in its entirety.