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National Exhibition of Popular and Artistic Crafts – village of Oreshak

National Exhibition of Popular and Artistic Crafts – village of Oreshak

The National Exhibition of Popular and Artistic Craft is located in the village of Oreshak, at a distance of 7 km from the town of Troyan, and only 1 km from the Troyan Monastery.

This is the only exhibition in the country, which has gathered all the works of Bulgarian artists of all ethnographic regions in Bulgaria in one place.

The exposition includes ten exhibition halls on an area of 4,200 square meters. The exhibition presents unique fretworks, traditional Bulgarian handmade rugs, straw-mats, articles made of ceramics, copper vessels, knitting works and embroidery works.

Except for the live demonstrations of various crafts, such as pottery and wood-carving, visitors themselves can get involved in the making of some articles with their own hands. Various articles and souvenirs are sold here.

Every year, on 15 August, when the temple celebration of the Troyan monastery is, the four-day Crafts Fair takes place. The Easter Fair is also conducted here during the Easter holidays. During the fair craftsmen present their works in the yard of the exhibition area.

One of the most renowned events in the region is the Festival of Plum and Troyan Plum Rakiya (Brandy). It is conducted in the last Saturday of September. Contests are also conducted during the festival period – for the best home-made rakiya and for the best snack.


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Opening hours

The National Exhibition of Artistic Crafts and Arts – village of Oreshak
Opening hours – from Monday to Sunday - 9.00 am - 5.30 pm
Admission: adults – BGN 2, students – BGN 1
Guided tours in Bulgarian and English language – BGN 10

Demonstrations of various crafts are made for groups with a minimum of 10 people and upon a preliminary request. The price is determined depending on the presented craft.

Contacts

National Exhibition of Artistic Crafts and Arts – village of Oreshak

256 Stara Planina Str., village of Oreshak, municipality of Troyan

Tel: +359 6952 28 16
Tel: +359 6952 23 17
Tel: +359 89 6700 533

e-mail: fairoreshak@abv.bg
Website: www.fairoreshakbg.com

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