"Smederevo Autumn" or “Autumn in Smederevo” is a tourist and economic manifestation held every September and devoted to grape picking and wine making, with defile of medieval knights and rich cultural and artistic program in the famous Smederevo Fortress and on the City squares.
The first exportation of grape and wine is evidenced in 1879 when the merchants from European countries were coming to Smederevo for the purpose of buying the Smederevo’s wine, which after has been sold in Switzerland, France and other European countries. In 1882 on The World’s Exposition Bordeaux (Bordo), Smederevo’s wines were especially awarded.
The first exposition of the grape and wine in Smederevo was held in 1888, on the City’s port. It was lasting for a few days and whole city was amused with wine and music.
These expositions were interrupted during the world wars, and from 1961 the manifestation holds the actual name. In the period between 1971 and 1988 the manifestation has not been organized. In 1988 was renewed by Tourist organization of Smederevo.
The purpose of organization of the Smederevo Autumn Festival is to present hither high-quality agricultural products and rich historical heritage of the City of Smederevo to our guests. The program of the Smederevo Autumn Festival includes economic, cultural and sports contents.
In recent years Smederevo Autumn Festival became one of the most significant tourist and economic manifestation in Podunavlje region with characteristics of the trade-fair, with a huge number of exponents and visitors (average 100 000 visitors per day).
The Smederevo Autumn Festival is held every September in Smederevo Fortress and at the Republic Square. Music and cultural program is held in Centre for Culture and Smederevo Museum, while sport events is held in City Sports Hall.
Centre for Culture
Karadjordjeva 7, 11300 Smederevo
+381 26 4624-815 and +381 64 829-5345
City Sports Hall
Djure Danicica 4, 11300 Smederevo
+381 26 613-123 and +381 26 461 04 06
Omladinska 4, 11300 Smederevo
+381 26 4622-138 and +381 26 4623-439
Some events and admissions are free, while others require a paid-for ticket.