Double peasant feast in the open-air museum of Olsztynek (PL)
Ethnographic Park Museum of Folk Building in Olsztynek offers 14. Peasants Fair, rich in traditional culinary and handicraft. The event will be held on 17 and 18 September 2016. On the second day Provincial Harvest Festival is scheduled here as well.
Peasant Fair revokes the atmosphere of ancient rural fairs. In this year's edition (both days from 10.00 to 17.00) will take part over a hundred exhibitors, offering mainly regional food, including specialties produced by the members of the network "Culinary Heritage Warmia Mazury Powiśle". Stalls won’t run out of local handicrafts and crafts. Visitors will be able to take part in workshops, demonstrations of grinding grain or sheep shearing and look at the work of a: potter, wheelwright, weaver, blacksmith, amber-maker. For children a special peasant playground has been prepared. On the stage will perform folk and traditional bands.
On Sunday in the museum area parallel will take place the Regional Harvest Festival, which will start at 11.30 with march procession to the amphitheater. After the official part, including the outcome of the competition for the most beautiful wreath, artistic performances are scheduled (14.30). Folk Dance Group "Perła Warmii" (Pearl of Warmia), Folklore Choir "Reszel" and the band K.O.M.P will present themselves. The event will end with a performance of a star Krzysztof Krawczyk (at 17.00). Admission to the organized by the Regional Government harvest festival will be free.
More information on both events can be found on the website of the Museum of Folk Architecture – Ethnographic Park in Olsztynek, which is the organizer of the fair.