The event we wouldn’t miss – Avgustiada 2017, Stara Zagora, Bulgaria

Maybe you have noticed that we avoid attending mass events. No matter how interesting they could be, we are not fans of crowds. However, sometimes there are events we just can’t resist attending. A few days ago we noticed a Facebook event about Avgustiada 2017 – a wine and culture festival held yearly in Stara Zagora, Bulgaria. Well, this was something we cannot resist and immediately decided to go. The good news is that it is an upcoming event and you can still come, if around. Avgustiada 2017 will be on 13 – 15 October in the Regional Historical Museum in Stara Zagora, Bulgaria. And we are even more enthusiastic that we will not be just attending but we are partnering with the organisers of Avgustiada.

Avgustiada 2017 will take place on 13-15 October in Stara Zagora, Bulgaria.

What is Avgustiada 2017?

The festival of wine and cultural heritage Avgustiada will be held for a sixth consecutive year. It will gather together wine and food producers from all around Bulgaria and the Balkans. For me, it looks like a great weekend afternoon spent. Another great thing about Avgustiada is that it will give you the opportunity to visit the really nice historical museum in Stara Zagora.

The most interesting events during Avgustiada

  • Doubtlessly the most attractive event is the wine and food exhibition on 14 and 15 October in the historical museum. We will be happy to meet so many Bulgarian and Greek wine producers at one place and taste as many wines as possible. We really hope we will not get very drunk.
  • Master class about Greek wines. We haven’t tasted Greek wines so far. Not because they are bad – it is just easier to go to a Bulgarian winery than Greek. And why buy wine from a shop when you can go straight to the winery and spend some great time with the owners?
  • Queen of Avgustiada beauty contest. It is ongoing and the winner will be picked on October 13.
Queen of Avgustiada 2017

Queen of Avgustiada 2017

  • Gala dinner with a performance at Stara Zagora opera house. We love the opera house in thic city – it is no worse than the one in Sofia and offers really interesting performances. We are curious what they have for us now.
Opera house in Stara Zagora, Bulgaria

Opera house in Stara Zagora, Bulgaria

How to attend

Avgustiada 2017 starts with a conference on October 13 and the final of the beauty contest is scheduled for 19h on 13 October. The wine fair opens on 14th October at 12 pm. It will be open until 6 pm on Saturday and 4.30 pm on Sunday. Entrance fee is 5 lv (2.5 EUR) a day and 8 lv (4 EUR) for the 2 days a person. The Greek wines master class costs 30 lv (15 EUR) and the tickets to the gala dinner – 60 lv a person (30 EUR). Read the full program .

Where to find us?

Of course we will be attending all events on Avgustiada. You can definitely find us on the wine fair in the museum, chatting to all the exhibitors and making new friends. If you are planning to come too, we will be happy to say Hi and Cheers. Just let us know – in advance or on the go.

Another important reason to go to Avgustiada for us was the fact that Stara Zagora is about our most beloved cities in Bulgaria. Actually, Andrey has grown up there and we often go. Unfortunately, we cannot advise you for a hotel in Stara Zagora but if we can help you with anything else about the city – we will be happy to do it. You can also write us about Avgustiada or contact the organizers directly from their website.

We are looking forward to meet you there!

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