The Golden Peach Festival will be held for the 19th time in the village of Gavrailovo. The event takes place at the end of July on the village square.
The Golden Peach Festival was first held in 2002 and has become a tradition in the village. Every year at the end of July, peach growers from all over the country gather in Gavrailovo to learn the latest technologies in the cultivation of peaches. A seminar is held with lecturers from scientific institutes. Various cultural events are held on the square.
Residents and guests of Gavrailovo have the opportunity to see an exhibition of peaches, drawings and photographs related to the theme of the holiday, to attend a demonstration of new equipment, to visit the best gardens in the village and to try fresh prepared delicious peach jam. And last but not least, to play wonderful Bulgarian dances.
The holiday is accompanied by a folklore program, including children’s music and dance, as well as competitions for Mini Miss and Mini Mister, the fastest eating peaches person, making peach juice, the highest quality preparation of peaches and more.
Organizers are the Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Forestry, City Hall, Chitalishte “Slance – 1928” Gavrailovo, Sliven Municipality, Institute of Fruit Growing – Plovdiv, the Organization for Peach Producers “Bulgarian Peach” Ltd. The celebration is held under the patronage of the Minister of Agriculture, Food and Forestry.