Tomorrow, 18th September, Lyaskovets, near Veliko Tarnovo, is hosting a contest for the tastiest home-made lyutenitsa. The winner from the last year’s edition of the competition, Mariyka Baycheva from Merdanya, is going to demonstrate how she prepares her delicious tomato and red-pepper spread in front of the audience so if you want to get the knack of how to cook a tasty lyutenitsa, now is the time to do it.
The village of Draganovo, near Veliko Tarnovo, will host its Gardener’s Feast for the 5th time. It will be held on Thursday, 17th September.
The festive programme starts at 10 am; wreaths and flowers will be laid at Draganovo Gardeners’ Monument. A priest will serve a ceremony for health and fruitfulness. There will also A makeshift Farmer’s Market of the local producers will also be set up in front of the village Community Centre.
The fourth edition of the Night of the Samovodskata Charshiya will be held on September, 19th. The Crafts Street feast will have а retro twist, reminiscent of times past. The event starts at 11 pm with crafts school for children and adults. Master craftsmen will demonstrate old techniques they have mustered and preserved in time to all willing to try. There will be demonstrations throughout the day, up to 4 pm.
The Fourth Einkorn Wheat and Bio Food Fair is organized in Veliko Tarnovo on September, 12th. On Saturday, from 10 am, at the Herbalist Tearoom and Bakery the President of the Union of Herbalists in Bulgaria Emil Elmazov will talk about the latest research and finding related to this variety of wheat. It is said to have beneficiary effect for many medical conditions like fertility problems, low blood pressure and anaemia.
Knitting with corn husks or the so called belenitsa, will be shown in the Historical Museum of Gorna Oryahovitsa on 12th September. On Saturday the visitors of the museum will learn about the history of this craft and they can also take part in the workshops which will be set up and try to master the knitting.
The fifth edition of the Day of the Chicken Soup Culinary Feast (Den na kokoshata chorba) will be held on September 12, 2015 in the village of Kozarevets, near Veliko Tarnovo. The holiday is traditionally celebrated on the first Saturday after the birth of the Blessed Virgin Mary which is marked on the fixed date of September, 8th. This Saturday the open fire pots for the chicken soup will be lit at 8.30 am at the park in front of the community centre in the village. Twelve culinary teams have submitted applications for participation – teams from Lyaskovets, Zlataritsa, Dzhulyunitsa, Dragizhevo, Dobri Dyal, Merdanya, Yantra, Strelets and Varbitsa.
This year the Festival of Plum in Troyan, near Veliko Tarnovo, will be held from 19 to 22 September.
The event will offer residents and visitors a rich folklore program with shows and concerts of various dance formations, Berkovska brass music, Trayana folklore ensemble and a youth night with the participation of instrumental groups.