A unique event in the heart of Småland

A unique event in the heart of Småland


In September each year, Växjö become a national meeting place for locally produced, small-scale sonf sustainable food. People gather in Växjö to experience the occasion, to taste, inspire and be inspired, to learn and to spread knowledge.


MAT in brief

  • In September each year
  • Free admission for visitors and seminar organisers
  • Targets all who are interested in food, whether consumers
    or professionals
  • Extensive seminar programme
  • People come here to gain new impressions and experiences
    and to find new partnerships


Seminars, workshops, debates and competitions

During the MAT weekend, organisations, public authorities and private businesses organise countless programme items in all kinds of subject areas that draw people from all over the country. The programme targets both industry representatives and the general public. The final of the prestigious food championship Organic Chef of the Year is held during MAT.

MAT-rundan Kronoberg

Over 70 different food producers and companies welcome you to a food tour in Kronoberg county. Locally grown and produced food can be found at this culinary tour. It is a unique opportunity for visitors to meet the producers, share their experience, find new food favourites and be inspired.

The food market

This is the biggest food market in Sweden featuring small-scale and locally produced food. More than 100 food producers and artisans mostly from Småland attract an audience of more than 50,000 visitors to Växjö. Locally produced delicacies of every kind can be found here. Culinary pleasure in a festive atmosphere!