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National festival “The magic of Rila mountain” 2019

From 05 July 2019
To 07 July 2019

The national festival “The Magic of Rila mountain” is one of the biggest summer events in Borovets and the region of Samokov. This year “The magic of Rila mountain” will be between 5th and 7th of July and will gather together many people who admire and protect the Bulgarian culture and traditions.

As every year, during “The magic of Rila mountain” dancers and traditional musicians will perform, artisans and herbalists will share their experience, Bulgarian painters and sculptors will show their masterpieces. During the festival many unprofessional dancers will take part in the dance competition for traditional Bulgarian dances on the stage.

Soon we will post more information about the program of the festival. You can follow the official Facebook page of the event for more details.

For the festival  "Magic of Rila mountain" the price of the two-way ticket for gondola "Yastrebetz" will be discounted. For the weekend on 6th & 7th of July the price for Adults will be 10BGN, for children between 7 and 14 years old the price will be 4 BGN and the kids up to 7 years old will be free, as usual. 

Program 2019

05 June 2019 (Friday)

05:00 PM - Farmers' market and craftsman exhibition 

08:00 PM -  Inauguration and concert with the Bulgarian folklore singer Poly Paskova 

06 July 2019 (Saturday)

09:00 AM - 10:00 AM - Competition sign up

10:00 AM - 12:30 PM- Competition - part one

12:30 PM - 02:00 PM - Festive lunch. The cook Angel Angelov will prepare bean by special recipe from Samokov. Competition "Magical round loaf" 

02:00 PM - 05:00 PM - Competition - part two

05:15 PM - 05:45 PM - Workshop with Miroslav Dimitrov, choreograph of ensemble "Pirin"

05:50 PM - 06:00 PM - Drum show

06:05 PM - 06:20 PM - Folklore ensemble "Samokov" with instructor Borislav Iskrev  

06:25 PM - Withdrawal from the tombola 

07:00 PM - Historical reenactment from club "Chakar voivode"  

09:30 PM - 10:00 PM - Nestinari dance performance 

07  July 2019 (Sunday)

Craftsman exhibition 

Farmers' market