Podcast in English
Text size
Bulgarian National Radio © 2024 All Rights Reserved

Competition between farmers at the fertility fair in Bulgaria's Shabla on the Black Sea

Photo: Shabla Municipality

On September 16, a fertility festival will be held in Shabla on Bulgaria's northern Black Sea coast. Representatives of all villages of the municipality will show the fruits of their labor and nature in Shabla's park. 

The program includes contests for the largest vegetables, best arranged stand, richest stand, tastiest local and national dishes and much more. The exhibition has a competitive nature and there are prizes for the winners. 

"The year itself was not so fertile because of the lack of rainfall", commented the mayor of Shabla Mariyan Zhechev to BNR. "It was raining all over Bulgaria, but there were no rainfalls here. And considering this, some of the crops that are traditionally grown do not have the best yields, but the farmers say - "There are no diseases in a dry year". So we are optimistic," says Mariyan Zhechev. 



For the fertility festival, various folklore performers are arriving in the town, a rich folklore program is planned. There will be a review of folk costumes and a traditional method of crushing grapes will be demonstrated.

Listen to the daily news from Bulgaria presented in "Bulgaria Today" podcast, available in Spotify.

More from category

Ivan Milev, „Ahinora“, 1925

Children make martenitsas in Kazanlak's newest museum "Ahinora"

During the weekend the children from the town of Kazanlak can take part in the martenitsa workshop organized by the newest museum in Kazanlak "Ahinora", which is a branch of Art Gallery- Kazanlak. The hosts invite all children aged 5 to 12 and..

published on 2/24/24 8:50 AM

Two years after the start of the war in Ukraine more and more people are feeling dispirited

It is two years since that February morning in 2022 when life changed in Europe and beyond, and the world found it had to rethink its relationship with the Russian Federation. But in this piece we shall not be looking at the effects of the war, we..

published on 2/24/24 7:15 AM

Apriltsi expects thousands of guests for the Festival of Bacon and Mulled Rakia

The town of Apriltsi, located in the Balkan Mountains, is hosting one of the most colorful and delicious Bulgarian festivals - the Festival of Bacon and Mulled Rakia. On February 24 and 25 the mountain town, nestled at the foot of Mount Maragidik, is..

published on 2/24/24 7:05 AM