The festival was launched in 2011, aiming to present the uniqueness of the people and their activities, supported by the Small Grants Program of the Global Ecological Fund in Bulgaria.
In 2012 the second edition of Uzana Polyana Fest was held and again was realized with financial support of Global Ecological Fund – Small Grants Program, Gabrovo Municipality, Ministry of Environment and Water, Community Donation Fund – Gabrovo, ”Workshop for Civic Initiatives” Foundation and the “America for Bulgaria” Foundation. 40 projects, financed by the Global Ecological Fund – Small Grants Program, was presented.Over 20 more ecological organizations which participated in discussions about environmental or held art workshops were attracted. 2,500 people attended to Uzana Polyana Fest’12.
Over 3,000 supporters of green ideas and 90 different organizations, companies and artists participated in the next edition in 2013. The theme of the festival was environmental intelligence and how to educate young people to preserve the resources.
Uzana Polyana Fest’14 was a celebration of the best green ideas. The fourth edition of the festival united people who seek natural way of life and are concerned about the environment. The rain and the fog were a nice addition for visitors who have accepted the challenges of the seven festival zones – Eco Market, Eco Academy, Art Workshops, Children’s center, the Zen Center and Presentation center.