The ninth edition of the Autumn Festival, that was inspired by the European Night of Museums initiative, which has become a tradition for Veliko Tarnovo, will be held from September 20th to September 23rd. The festival blends antique crafts and modern art, offering visitors a variety of activities, many positive emotions, and a rich musical and accompanying program.
The tourist street will be filled with producers of traditional food, craftsmen and souvenir craftsmen. The festival will last three days and of course, many workshops will be open during the event. Visitors can see demonstrations and open lessons from masters aimed at both children and adults. The holiday of the Samovodska Charshia combines past and present in crafts, traditions, music and contemporary art, offering the residents of the old capital and the guests of Veliko Tarnovo many emotions and a rich art program.
Against the background of the unique architecture and authentic atmosphere of Old Tarnovo, there will be performances by street artists and musicians, various other performances, interactive games and children’s performances. The street will be filled with beautiful music and fun activities. Traditionally, the Junior Band of “Emilian Stanev” will join the celebration, and the traditional bazaar of gramophone records and scratching lessons will be held on stage in front of the Hipster Art Bar. For the young visitors of the event, there will be a children’s workshop for soaps, culinary demonstrations with Chef Radichev, grilling of noodles and an open-air ceramics workshop.
Various music will be played at the evening concerts, which will start at 7 pm. On September 20, the hybrid music band “Bas Naroden” will perform a mix of electronic music and folklore, and on Saturday, September 21, Red Hot Tribute and company will play. Sunday evening, September 22, will begin with the band “Graffiti”, led by Adelina Koleva, followed by an acoustic swing with Desi Andonova and Peter Georgiev, and from 9.30 pm expect the concert of Dicho. For lovers of Bulgarian folk rhythms, there will be one-hour horotekas on September 21 and 22 from 6 pm. The autumn festive evenings will end with a variety of attractive fiery performances from 11 pm.