Tear up at the annual onion festival

by Petra Lessoing
Ramstein Public Affairs

Zeiskam, known as the onion village in the South Palatinate, celebrates its annual onion festival today through Sunday.

Visitors from all over will come to Zeiskam to enjoy old-style Palatinate food specialties at reasonable prices such as onion soup, meat dumplings with horseradish, onion steak with potato salad, schnitzel with vegetables, bratwurst with sauerkraut and Dampfnudeln with wine sauce. Regional wine and beer will also be served and live music will entertain the audience throughout the weekend.

The event also features an arts and crafts exhibition taking place in the local community hall and sports gym, called the Fuchsbachhalle. Palatinate and Austrian artists, hobby artists and artisans will present their works. The official opening of the arts exhibition with vernissage is at 7 p.m. today.

Another highlight of the onion fest is a German-French farmers’ market. Visitors can find fresh products of high quality from the Pfalz and the French Alsace area from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday.

The festival begins at 6 p.m. today, 5 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. Sunday.
Zeiskam belongs to the Bellheim Union Community. It is located between Landau and Germersheim.