The International Fair of Traditional Crafts at Etar
Museum is the only fair in Bulgaria based on a museum concept. Its mission is to educate and guide, preserve handicraft traditions, promote and maintain the tangible and intangible cultural heritage. During the days of the event, craftspeople from the country and abroad meet, exchange practices and make new contacts, while visitors get the opportunity to experience traditions in a unique and inspiring way.
The latest (seventeenth) edition of the International Fair of Traditional Crafts was held in 2019. It was dedicated to the 55th
anniversary of Etar
Museum and was a get-together of a kind of traditions from three continents! More than 70 expert craftspeople and freelance artists from 16 countries joined the fair.
In this European Year of Cultural Heritage, the fair is held under the patronage of Mrs. Tsveta Karayancheva, President of the National Assembly of the Republic of Bulgaria
. The fair's organizers are the Ministry of Culture
, Municipaity of Gabrovo
, Ethnographic Open Air Museum "Etar"
. The event is supported by a range of media outlets, chambers of crafts and travel agents.
More information about the current edition of the Fair will follow soon.