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Upcoming events

 International Symposium on Carob: a Neglected Species with Genetic Resources for Multifunctional Uses

Location: Antalya (Turkey)
Date: May 8, 2017 – May 11, 2017

The official webpage for the (4th) International Symposium on Carob is lunced:

Prof. Dr. Hamide Gubbuk
Akdeniz University
Faculty of Agriculture
Department of Horticulture
07058 Antalya
gubbuk at

Big plans for carob farming

Farmers and scientists alike are interested in the cultivation of 40,000 carob trees planned by the University of Cyprus, a senior university officer said on Thursday.

Academic and administrative staff of the university are involved in th enterprise as well as the agricultural research institute and the ministry of agriculture.

An information event for the project was held on February 15. The university plans to create the largest carob plantation in Cyprus with the motto ‘Black gold: producing and processing carob’, since carobs can be used to produce a plethora of products and is very healthy.

According to senior university officer Marina Petridou, the event was a great success. “The people of Cyprus came together, young and old, farmers and scientists, it was a nice mixture, we want to make this happen,” she told the Cyprus Mail.

Read more at Cyprus Mail

Past Events

Tivat Carob Festival 

Location :  Tivat Montenegro
Sunday 25 June 2017
Time: 19:00 pm
Theme: Carob festival

 28th Carob Pasteli festival. 

Location : Anogyra Lemessos Cyprus
Saturday 10 September 2016
Time: 19:00 pm
Theme: Carob Pasteli festival

Location: Komiža,Vis, Kroatia
Date: 09.09.2016. — 11.09.2016. (18:00h) — Riva

 Fešta od Rogača (Carob Festival)

Location : Donja Lastva
Date: July 30, 2016

 27th Carob Pasteli festival. 

Location : Anogyra Lemessos Cyprus
Saturday 5 September 2015
Time: 19:00 pm
Theme: Carob Pasteli festival

Pasteli production demostration and free carob products. Maybe the oldest yearly carob festival.

Come and enjoy the Carob Festival in the village of Anogyra, famous for the traditional pastelli. Pastelli production demonstration. Free products such as pastelli and koulourouthkia with carob. Music and songs with Spyros Vasilakos and his band. In the village there is the Museum of Pastelli.
More information at
More information about Anogyra vilage here

Sheffield loves Carob Cakes

Location : Sheffield England
Saturday 18 July 2015
Time: 3:00pm – 5:00pm
Theme: Sheffield loves Carob Cakes
July’s Sheffield Clandestine Cake club event is a Carob Cakes extravaganza. Can you bake a delicious choccy creation.
Don’t confuse it with chocolate , it’s delicious in its own right. Topping filling or an entire cake , let’s see what you can create !

Suburban venue , with lots of refreshing tea and a local mystery Savvy guest for a taste test .

Carob is high in fibre and protein as well as various vitamins and minerals. It can be used as a cake flavouring, topping or filling. It’s not meant to be chocolate it has its own special flavour & characteristics.

Carob helps to regulate the digestion process, while serving as a natural anti-allergic, antiseptic, and anti-bacterial agent.
Ancient Babylonian women ate carob to enhance beauty, Ottoman and Roman soldiers used it for strength and stamina. In Turkey it is often called ‘Turkish Viagra’.

 The Third Day of Development and Improvement of Farming Algarrobo be held on 2015 June 18 in Cheste (Valencia)

Location: Valencia (Spain)
Date:  June 18, 2015

Innovative Companies of Garrofa celebrates another year the III Conference of Development and Improvement of Farming Algarrobo; an event that brings together specialists, worked-res and interested in, and, carob world from every angle: agricultural, nutritional, gastronomic, cultural, economic, environmental and social. This year will be held on Thursday 2015  June 18 in the Valencian town of Cheste, where also there is an experimental plot of a R & D project.
More information at

Already done…. for more read there (in Spanish)

 Carob Fiesta in Peru 11-15 March 2015

Location: Piura (Perou)
Date:  March 11, 2015 – March 15, 2015

Being carob our regional heritage and cocktail algarrobina the official drink to toast in the region; the Regional Government Piura, in coordination with the Municipality of Piura, are preparing the Feast of the Algarrobina ‘with a series of programmed from 11 to 15 March activities whose purpose is to commemorate the institutionalization of this flagship product throughout the region.

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How to Make Carob Syrup Workshop at Casita Verde

Location: Ibiza (Spain)
Date:  September 25, 2014

Your chance to joins us as we make our delicious and healthy “Ibiza Gold” carob syrup. Billions of bubbles convert into the tastiest syrup on the planet!

26th Carob Festival of Anogira village, Cyprus

Location: Anogira (Cyprus)
Date:  September 13, 2014

26th Carob Festival of Anogira village, Cyprus at 13/9/2014   more

Foodforest Event Date: September 4, 2014

Location: Gawler (Australia)
Date:  September 4, 2014
Time: 9.45am – 4.00pm

PIRSA (Primary Industry and Regions SA) is to sponsor a public workshop in conjunction with Carobs Australia in Adelaide for potential tree crop growers, food industry personnel, rare fruit enthusiasts and chefs, to hear the latest information from world experts and discuss industry prospects.

Over a million dollars has been invested recently by Australian farmers and research institutions to devise technology to unlock the potential of the sweet beans of the Carob tree. Meanwhile advanced propagation techniques have enabled the commercial production of Jujube (Chinese date) in Australia.

Both species grow in relatively low rainfall areas, are tolerant of saline water and require very modest chill hours, so can dodge the effects of global warming which is already upsetting the flowering of many tree crops in Southern Australia, causing crop failures in pistachios, cherries, and other stone fruit species.

Carob beans contain over 50% natural sugars and a range of anti-oxidants making them a healthy source of basic nutrition whilst the Jujube is an important ingredient in Chinese medicine as well as being a key fresh and dried fruit throughout Asia and the Middle East, and enjoying increasing sales in Australia  more

International Tatlisu (Akatu) Carob Festival is starting

Location: Tatlisu (Cyprus)
Date:  September 4, 2014 – September 7, 2014

The 9th “International Tatlisu Carob Festival’s program which will take place between 4-7 September was introduced by the Turkish Cypriot Municipalities Union at a press conference today.
According to the organizers the Festival will be opened by Turkish Cypriot President Dervis Eroglu
Tatlisu Mayor Ahmet Hayri Orcan stated that the festival’s aim was to promote the value of carob and raise the living standards of the local people economically, socially and culturally.
Orcan said: “There are four modern carob syrup production factories in north Cyprus which supplies to the increasing demand and contributes to the island’s economy through exports. At the current stage the importance of these festivals in promoting products can be seen. I think that these festivals should be supported.”   

Carob night at Lashithi Crete Greece

Location: Pines Lisithi (Creece)
Date:  August 22, 2014

Members of the Cultural Association of Pines will prepare and carob syrup delicacies band K. Loukaki will entertain us and eventually the night will remain unforgettable.
We expect to celebrate the feast of the bean, to share memories and learn the history of our grandparents Friday, August 22 2014