The 13th edition of the International Folk Crafts Fair will be held from 4 to 6 September at the Etar Architectural-Ethnographic Complex, near Gabrovo. It is organized by the Ministry of Culture, Municipality of Gabrovo and Etar Architectural-Ethnographic Complex. 75 artists from Bulgaria and 30 from Japan, South Korea, Belarus, Azerbaijan, Romania, Russia, Scotland, Ukraine, Italy and Syria will demonstrate their crafts during the fair.
Events and Festivals
The Veliko Tarnovo Municipality Big Brass Band will entertain the citizens and guests of the old capital in September. Their performances will be staged every week on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays between 6 pm and 7 pm.
The orchestra will delight its fans and lovers of good music with performances of jazz, popular music, and movie soundtrack numbers.
A monument of the legendary Valchan Voyvoda (military commanders of Slavic populations) was officially open last Saturday in the village of Rayuvtsi in Elena Balkans. This is the only monument of the famous haydutin (a romanticised hero figure who steals from, and leads his fighters into battle against the Ottoman Empire). The memorial statue is full-length and made of white stone; it towers over Yovkovtsi Reservoir at Valchova Polyana (meadow). Valchan is one of the most famous Bulgarian rebels who devoted 80 years of his life to revel activity. All the money which Valchan Voyvoda obtained was given away for the liberation of Bulgaria and education of the Bulgarian population. He was born on January 7th, 1775 and died on March 23rd, 1879 at the age of 104.
A grill-flavoured fest with lots of cheerful music will be held near the Peter and Paul Monastery close to the town of Lyaskovets, not far from Veliko Tarnovo. The event will take place from September, 1st till September 6th.
This will be a special celebration dedicated to the quality and tradition of Bulgarian taste accompanied by nice music and the aroma of tasty temptations sizzling on the BBQ. Bulgarian producers will present traditional meat products and dishes, and foreign chefs will show their masterpieces at the event.