It takes place on Anton Novak Square, with the presentation of masks and costumes in the competition program by ensembles and individual performers. At the entrance of the Sea Garden, the visiting mummers and the survival groups perform characteristic rituals from the festive masquerade ritual. At the final, prizes are awarded to the winners of the contest program and to the special guests. Exhibition-bazaar of master craftsmen from all over Bulgaria is traditionally part of the accompanying program.
Carnival includes children and adults as individual participants or groups, groups of kindergartens, schools, universities, chitalishte, organizations, mummers, etc. from Bulgaria and abroad. Masks, masquerade costumes, carnival clothing, uniforms, folk costumes, mummers and sukwar suits are eligible in the contest.