Invitation

The International Fair of Traditional Crafts at "Etar" museum is unique for being the only fair held in Bulgaria, based on a museum concept with strict adherence to tradition. Its' mission is to educate and to train, as well as to promote and to preserve the cultural heritage.
Ladies and Gentlemen,
It is my pleasure to invite you to the XVII International Fair of Traditional Crafts, which will take place in September, 6th- 8th, 2019 at the Ethnographic Open Air Museum "Etar", Gabrovo, Bulgaria.

For the first time the fair was held in 1990. The event aims to restore a fair from the recent past in a museum environment with an emphasis on handicrafts. Since 2003 the fair has been held with international participation.

The International Fair of Traditional Crafts at "Etar" is unique for being the only fair in Bulgaria, organized based on a museum concept with strict adherence to traditions. The forum's mission is to educate and to train, as well as to promote and to preserve the cultural heritage.

During the days of the fair local and foreign craftsmen get together, exchange experience and make new contacts, while the visitors get the opportunity to experience the traditions in a unique and exceptionally inspiring way. Besides purchasing hand-made articles from the craftsmen, they can observe the different stages of their work, and also try their skills.

The programme of the 17th International Fair of Traditional Crafts includes:
  • International Exhibition Bazaar
  • International Craftsmen's Competition in Pottery
  • Competition for Youths
  • Alleyway of Tastes with tastings and bazaar
  • Exhibition Bazaar "Stone-cutting"
  • Exhibition "The master and the form"
  • Ethnographic exhibition of photographs from Hungary "Hollókő, the living village"
  • interactive exhibition "In dialogue with the past"
  • Activities for children
  • Folklore Programme

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Svetla Dimitrova
Director of EOAM “Etar”
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For Information and Contact Us
Rositsa Bineva
Fair
+359 88 4772156
r.bineva@etar.bg
Georgi Georgiev
Craftsman Competition
+359 88 2956221
g.georgiev@etar.bg
Svetlozar Todorov
Coordinator
+359 88 5865966
s.todorov@etar.bg
Tihomir Tsarov
Public Relations
+359 88 3569586
t.tsarov@etar.bg
Pavel Mitkov
Hotel
+359 88 7874802
hotel@etar.bg
Ivelina Tsaneva
Finances
+359 66 801840
i.tsaneva@etar.bg
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Organizers
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Main media partners
With media support from
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Ethnographical Open-Air Museum “Etar”
144 Gen. Derozhinski, Gabrovo 5309
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