The Balkan Folk Festival is held in the city of Edirne, Turkey and is a concomitant event of the 658th edition of Turkey 's largest Festival oil wrestling, which is included in the UNESCO World Heritage List, which is held every year in Edirne Fighting Tournament "Kirkpainar". The audience from all over Turkey and abroad gathers in Edirne to hold the fights.

The town of Edirne is located in the European part of the Republic of Turkey and is the administrative center of the province of the same name. It is located 50 km from Lesovo, Bulgaria border crossing. The historic city of Edirne is extremely impressive with its authentic atmosphere and architectural landmarks. It was the capital of the Ottoman Empire before Istanbul.

Tourism sites in Edirne: Adrianopol's Ancient Fortress, Sultan Selim II Mosque, Museum of History and Ethnography, Museum of Turkish and Muslim Art, Monument of Sinan Architect, Museum of the Balkan War, old bridges over the Tundja and Maritsa rivers, Adrian's Medieval Tower, Karaagach Station, the Bulgarian Church "St. Georgi ", the Orthodox Church" St. St. Konstantin and Elena ", the school of Dr. Petar Beron, the Complex of Sultan Bayazid II and the Museum of Medicine, covered bazaars -aristocratic and others. In Bulgaria Edirne is also known as the "city of shopping tours".

/ Entry fees are at an additional cost. /

Possibility for organized visit to the sites.


General Rules


Participants in the Balkan Folklore Festival are amateur groups from Turkey, Bulgaria and other Balkan countries. Dance, singing and instrumental folklore ensembles and groups for processed and traditional folklore without age restrictions can participate in the festival. The group's folklore program lasts 12-20 minutes. Wear distinctive banners and signs of the collective and the state.


- to develop cultural exchanges between the Balkan countries; to encourage the creativity of the personality; to present the folklore and cultural traditions of the Balkan peoples; to promote Balkan folklore.

The PROGRAM of the Balkan Folklore Festival offers:

- participation in the program for the opening of the Festival oil wrestling on 1 July

- participation in a parade

- Participation in two open-air stage concerts in the city of Edirne

- Certificates and subject awards for groups


The accommodation is in a three-star hotel in the city of Edirne.

- air conditioning in the room, TV cable, fridge, Wi-Fi free in the lobby.

EUR  86  per person - includes 3 nights in hotel *** in a triple or quadruple room with breakfast

EUR  98 per person - includes 3 nights in a hotel *** in a double room with breakfast

Price for an organized dinner EUR 7.5 per person per dinner.

Single room surcharge  EUR  25  per day.

The participation fee does not include transport to the city of Edirne, parking and personal expenses.


  • 29/06/2019 - 02/07/2019


29/06 - 02/07
  • 4 days (3 nights) = 86 € per person
  • 4 days (3 nights) = 98 € per person


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