The Fest of the Gorna Oryahovitsa Sudzhuk near Veliko Tarnovo will have a rich program and many surprises for visitors this year. The fest will take place from 7th to 9th of June in the “City Garden” Park.
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.
The 8th edition of Trabant Motor Show will take place on March, 18th in Veliko Tarnovo. The local Trabant Fan Club is expecting more than 80 East German cars from Bulgaria, Romania, Germany and Russia to participate in the expo.
The trabis, as some call them endearingly, will be on display at the parking lot between the Army Club Building and Marno Pole Park from 10 am till 11 am. From 11 till 12 am they will be in front of the Municipality. At 12 they will parade along the streets of Veliko Tarnovo on their way towards the parking in front of Praktiker. There Trabant owners will show off their expert driving skills. There will be prizes for best preserved vehicle and also for best car tuning.
This famous car was produced in the German Democratic Republic between the years 1957-1991 at a factory in Zwickau, during which period more than 3 million vehicles have been constructed.
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.