Stavanger Gladmat Festivalen 2012

It has already been a tradition for me to go to the annual food festival in Stavanger. Without this festival, summer is incomplete in Stavanger (in my opinion). This is the most visited time in Stavanger. Fortunately, the weather is cooperative unlike last year it was rainy. So I made time yesterday after my work even though my body was protesting about it and besides there’s food!!!! 🙂
Lots of people!

Walking in the midst of these crowd and finding where to eat is no joke here. You may find what you want to eat but then you gonna have to stand in long queues! Hence my requirements for a satisfactory Gladmat experience:  Empty stomach, patience, cash and a camera!

MSC Magnifica
There were 4 cruise ships at Stavanger bay that day. They’re not just big, they’re ENORMOUS! 

Grand Princess

Chocolate fountain! 

They also have a white chocolate fountain 😀 

Norwegian sausages

Date of visit: July 26 2012

Stavanger Gladmat Festivalen 2011

The Gladmat Festival is held anually in Stavanger during summer. It is the biggest food festival in Norway and in the Nordic countries.

We went to Stavanger last Thursday (21/07) and watched the spectators, checked the booths and tasted the mouth watering foods.

 

I found Hellstrøm! FYI he is one of the famous chefs here in Norway.

Last year Gordon Ramsey was here.

 
Fashonistas in the town.


At first, I was a bit hesitant to go in that crowd.

 
This is the scene every year. Lots and lots of people!


Some people are so slow especially the ones with strollers. Geesh! Sorry to say this but I got irritated yesterday by the people who were stopping in the middle of the road with their strollers. I don’t mind if they have their kids with them, but please show some consideration for other people too.

 

Long  ATM queue.

 
We had to withdraw money since the food booths only accept cash.


Discussing what to eat.


Viking football players giving out loaves of bread.


A kabab booth

 
The grilled fish booth


Frying salmon

 

 

More boats=lots of tourists

 
 
One of the six cruise ships we saw yesterday.

The boat leaving for Bergen

 
Sushi Bar booth!

The weather was great and there are lots of foods to choose from. Unfortunately, the last day of the event got cancelled because of the bombing incident in Oslo and shooting incident at Utøya.