Kurtovo Konare Fest – three days of traditional food, exhibitions, concerts and competitions


The Kurtovo Konare traditional festival started today and will continue on Saturday and Sunday. The organizers of the community center “Lyuben Karavelov” have announced the full program for three days, promising many interesting events and pleasant experiences.

Here is the program itself:

Friday, September 9

13:00 – Organization of stands with fruits, vegetables, traditional food, art products – producers’ exhibition bazaar.
13:30 – 14:00 – Welcome and registration of guests for the Slow Food Forum – Bulgaria
14:00 – 15:30 – Meeting of Slow Food communities – topics: Mobilization of local communities for sustainable development and Smart villages in Bulgaria – with the participation of experts, representatives of Slow Food communities and community centers
15:30 – 16:30 – Walk in Krichim Park – for the guests of the meeting
17:15-17:50 – Screening of the film – a collage based on the texts of Vaclav Havel – “The Human Voice” and meeting with the team: Simeon Vladov, Martin Mladenov and Nikolay Gunderov
18:00-20:00 – Art workshops – basketry, corn, ceramics – in the square.
18:30 – 19:00 – Start and presentation of the open air:
• “The Spirit of the Village” photo exhibition Ahmet Cetin /Turkey/
• Exhibition of cartoons and epigrams “Transition of 32 years” – Konstantin Anastasov – Koko and Asen Dimitrov – Felix
20:00 – The following will take part in the concert:
• Roar
• Coupling
• Kottarashky & The Public Speakers – “Language reconstruction” project
• Foltin /North Macedonia/

Saturday, September 10

10:00 – Organization of stands with fruits, vegetables, traditional food, art products – producers’ exhibition bazaar.
11:00 – Preparation of tomato soup
11:00 – 12:30 – Lecture for photographers with Professor Ahmet Cetin/Turkey/
11:15 – The tasting of the domestic lutes by the jury, to qualify for the “Queen of the Lute” competition.
/ the competition is for Kurtovo Konare lutenitsa producers and only finely ground traditional lutenitsa will be accepted/
13:00 – Let’s go lutenitsa, tomato soup and everything else!
14:00 – 18:00 – Art workshops – in the tents in the square: working with corn, basket making, etc.
14:00 – 16:00 – Folklore block – featuring self-made people from community centers across the country
16:00-17:00 – Greeting of the guests at the festival, prize distribution of the “Queen of Lutenica” and the winners of other competitions.
17:00 – 18:00 – Folklore block
18:00 – 19:00 – Folklore performance “Traditions unite us” – Folklore performance “Unification 1913” of the National Theater – Kardzhali village, presenting the commonalities between folklore of European peoples and ethnic groups.
19:00 – 20:00 – Everyone to the choir!
20:00 – 21:00 – Meeting with Vasil Tosev and “Derbish Dance” performance
21:00 – KsАNa concert
22:00 – Jamie McDonald’s concert / Ireland/

September 11, Sunday

10:00 – Organization of stands with fruits, vegetables, traditional food, art products – producers’ exhibition bazaar.
10:30 – 15:00 – Art workshops
11:00-12:00 – Interactive performance for children with the participation of Borislava Ruseva and Ivan Stiliyanov
12:00 – Cooking borsch with friends from Ukraine – we make and eat borsch from donated products, talk about unnecessary food waste and dance to a DJ set of Ukrainian songs.
13:00 – Closing meetings – plein air
14:00 Closing of Kurtovo Konare Fest 2022
Competitions during the festival:
Queen of Lutenica
The most attractive stand
Keeper of tradition
Theme of Kurtovo Konare Fest 2022:
“Art brings people together!”


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