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A new car boot sale in Veliko Tarnovo area will now run on the first Sunday of the month starting 2nd April. It will be located in the village of Nikyup. The following information is taken from the official FB page of the event:
All are welcome. There are no fees but donations from sellers accepted if you have a good day, any proceeds to go to worthy causes. The field will be open from 7 am for sellers and 8 am for customers.
We have a lovely enclosed and shady pitch with adjacent play park for the kids. The bacon and egg butty man is already booked so catering vendors by prior arrangement only. The bar is 50 meters away and will be providing typical Bulgarian fare and cold beer. Come and have a good day and maybe visit the ancient Roman town Nikopolis ad Istrum while you are here.
And as for the exact whereabouts:
It is very near the centre. It is on the approach if you are headed from the Resen crossroads. If you arrive from the Main Ruse Rd then you drive through the centre and past the park. Boom you are there. There will be signage.
Source: Car boot sale Nikyup /английски пазар с. Никюп
Image: Car boot sale Nikyup /английски пазар с. Никюп
Nikyup will once again become the capital of watermelons – the Fifth Watermelon Fest will take place on 6th August. Nikyup is famous for growing some of the sweetest watermelons in Bulgaria. The official kick-start of the fest is at 6 pm. Various singing groups and dancing ensembles will perform during the event keeping up the good spirits. There will be also carving demonstration showing interesting techniques for the transformation of a watermelon into a sculpture. A number of competitions will also take place – watermelon eating, watermelon rolling and watermelon weight guessing contests. A procession with watermelon lanterns will also take place. 5 tonnes of watermelons are expected to be eaten during the fest.
Arbanassi and Veliko Tarnovo are part of luxury cruise itineraries that are offered at prices between 560 and 660 dollars. One of the companies providing them is the Bulgarian Dunav Tours which offers unforgettable experiences aboard the five-star cruise ship Elegant Lady. The trip is called Danubian romance and starts from Vienna, passing through Budapest, Esztergom, Melk, Passau, etc. The voyage takes seven days and provides on ground tours from Ruse to Ivanovo Rock Monastery, the Old Bulgarian capital Veliko Tarnovo and Arbanassi.
This Saturday (08.08) Nikyup will once again become the capital of watermelons – the Fourth Watermelon Fest will take place. The official kick-start of the fest is at 6 pm.
Now that it became clear that Hemus Highway will pass about 20 km north from Veliko Tarnovo, the price of land around the old capital rose significantly. Plots are now sold for 1500 leva per 1000 sqm; as a year ago they rarely exceeded 1,200 leva per 1000 sqm. Agricultural plots of land near the town of Pavlikeni and the village Nikyup are the most sought after. There are expectations their value will go even higher.
After the last alterations it was decided that the route of the highway will now go past Pavlikeni, reaching 20 km away from Veliko Tarnovo – north of Resen and south of Nikyup.
The village square
The Veliko Tarnovo village of Nikyup won a state funding of 9,668 lv to be used for the building of a new sports ground. According to the Mayor of the village, Yordanka Atanasova, it will feature a table tennis table, a small basketball court and a small football pitch, chess board table. The fencing of the new sports field is already set up.
In her words the hottest topic for the locals these days is the news that Hemus Highway will pass very close to Nikyup; people have high hopes that the village will have its revival and it will attract many investors.