The 7th emblematic for the summer season – Watermelon Festival, which is traditionally held in the village of Nikyup near Veliko Tarnovo, is coming. The Watermelon Festival will take place on August 4.
Every year guests from all over the country come here. The festival is accompanied by a lot of music and dancing people. Every year, guests have the opportunity to enjoy an exhibition of local and visiting watermelon producers, a procession with watermelon lanterns, carving demonstrations and so on. The organizers also plan to have a watermelon eating contest and many other surprises. Besides the carving demonstrations, there will be also body art painting and many games. Some of the games include rolling watermelons, guessing their weight and colour and bowling with watermelons. The village of Nikyup is known for growing high-quality local watermelons – sweet and with a thin peel.
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.
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.