Legends, way of life, culture
It is the only place in Bulgaria, where masters from the whole country exhibit their contemporary art works. The exhibition established in 1971 and built over an area of 50 decares disposes of 8 halls with total area of 4500 sq. m. and one multifunctional conference hall.
The traditional costumed of the men Balkandjii is black-colored, the women wore low-cut sleeveless dresses, the decoration with colorful woven embroidery was replaced by metal jewelry.
It is held every year in the mountain resort Beklemeto, attended by the elderly from all over Bulgaria.
Established over a century ago, the town’s oldest cultural institution is the Nauka community center, which remains the focus for artistic activity in Troyan.
The Festival opens the new summer season in Municipality Troyan.
The town of Troyan is famous throughout Bulgaria and abroad for its brass band, founded in 1980, with a troupe of cheering ladies.
On the Festival-day of St. Spiridon, patron saint of craftsmen, the Museum of Folk Crafts and Applied Arts and the Fair of Crafts in Troyan sponsor celebrations for masters from all over the country.
A great attraction for the guests of the Troyan municipality is the Festival of Plums and Plum Brandy which takes place in the last Saturday of September. Brandy is distilled out in the open, with tasting and competitions for the best home made liquor.