Cherries or flowers this weekend?

Published: 6.6.2019

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Cherries or flowers this weekend?

Two events, one weekend. Which one to visit? We say: why not both? Read about the 53rd edition of The Cherry Festival in Brda and 13th International Wild Flower Festival in Bohinj.


Cherries or flowers this weekend?

The 53rd Cherry Festival in Goriška Brda

Although Goriška Brda are mostly spoken about at the time of harvesting, also springtime has its own special charm. First with blossoming cherries, then with the tasty fruits. 

The Cherry Festival, which takes place this weekend, is the biggest and most attention-grabbing cultural and tourist event in Goriška Brda. It is visited by over 30,000 visitors from Slovenia and abroad. The event (this year already the 53rd in a row) includes a number of ethnological, cultural and sports features, which offer entertainment for all generations.

The main theme of the event is the so-called Queen of Brda, the red cherry. A number of different products made of cherries, as well as fresh cherries, are exhibited and available to purchase during the weekend. But that is not all: numerous winemakers open their wine cellars and offer you an unforgettable wine experience as well.

Further details on the Cherry Festival and on Goriška Brda are available here.


13th International Wild Flower Festival

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The 13th International Wild Flower Festival, which takes place at various locations in Bohinj, 24 May – 9 June, is a great example of how one can preserve the natural heritage and the same time still integrate it into the tourist offer.

Numerous events, which praise nature’s beauties and support sustainable approach towards tourism, have taken place the frame of the festival, including a series of educational and creative workshops, guided botanical hikes and even gastronomic experiences.  The purpose of this festival is to remind locals as well as the visitors of the unique natural advantage of Bohinj as a tourist destination in the sense of nature preservation.

Next to the farmers, the festival also includes also other local providers, hotels, restaurants and associations. Also Triglav National Park actively participates in the festival. Their focus is on raising the awareness and contributing to the preservation of plants and animals.

The festival has so far attracted a great number of guests from abroad, especially from the UK. This weekend, the festival will finish with a series of events.

For more details, check the link.

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