From 29 of June to 1 of July the Tsarevets Fortress will host the International Festival “Medieval Tarnovgrad” for the fourth consecutive year. The historic reconstructions of Bulgaria, Byzantine and European arts, the kitchens, crafts, the arts and military skills of the XII-XIV century are a real bridge in time and will bring visitors to another, mysterious and full of pleasant experiences. Over 150 reenactors from Bulgaria, Romania, Russia, Serbia, Ukraine and Hungary will participate in the festival in Veliko Tarnovo.
Events and Festivals
June begins with two interesting festivals that are included in the rich cultural calendar of Veliko Tarnovo municipality this summer
Folklore Festival “At the megdana of Arbanassi”
At the beginning of June another food festival will take place in Veliko Tarnovo district. The XII Fest of the Gorna Oryahovitsa Sudzhuk will take place from 8th to 10th June.
The programme of the fest will be fulfilled with a lot of music, culinary demonstrations, games, entertainment and surprises. It is organized by the Association of Meat Processors in Bulgaria with the financial support of the Ministry of agriculture, food and forests and the State Fund “Agriculture” and with the active participation of Gorna Oryahovitsa municipality. The companies “RA 03 Bobby”, “Rhodope – 96” and “Stefanov – Ivan Stefanov” the only few that are authorized to produce Gornooryahovski Sudzhuk will participate at the celebrations.
Old Bulgarian recipes with sheep’s milk, cheese and meat will be cooked for the visitors of the forthcoming Seventh National Festival of Sheep Breeders in Bulgaria. From 11th to 13th May near the Petropavlovski Monastery (just 10 km from Veliko Tarnovo) the forgotten taste of folk cuisine will be shown by amateurs from different parts of the country.
The 15th International Tourist Exhibition Cultural Tourism Veliko Tarnovo will take place from 19th to 21st of April 2018.
Attractive historical re-enactments will show the Bulgarian past from the Middle Ages till the Renaissance in the days of the international exhibition “Cultural tourism” 2018 in Veliko Tarnovo. From 19th to 21st of April, in front of the Palace of Culture and Sports “Vasil Levski” the national fellowship Tradition – Veliko Tarnovo will present the military lifestyle of Bulgarians from the Middle Ages. Different types of weapons and armor can be seen and archery shooting at a specially built field shooting range. During the three days, everyone who wants will be able to test their dexterity and skills in various types of medieval games.