BABINA GREDA, 6 June 2019 – If you want to get a taste of traditional Slavonian culture and delights, then the village of Babina Greda in the Vukovar-Srijem County in eastern Croatia is the place to be this weekend.
A three-day event “Nema sela nad Babine Grede” (basically translating to there is no village better than Babina Greda) will take place from 7 – 9 June 2019.
The festival gathers the tastiest, most musical and most beautiful traditions of Slavonia. Visitors can learn secrets of the fish (fiš) or beef (čobanac) stews, taste a selection of cheeses and kulin sausages, try traditional home-made bakery products and visit an eco-ethno-gastro fair.
Among other things, visitors can also enjoy two genuine Slavonic shows, the first one is “Konji bijelci” (“White Horses”), the oldest horse-show in the region, filled with some traditional disciplines (tail-plaiting, driving wagons, etc.). The other one is “Bećarfest”, music show presenting selection of bećarac, the UNESCO protected traditional music form of Slavonia.
FRI, June 7th
5.00 PM – Traditional fish stew (fiš) cooking competition, grilled carp, and traditional live music (venue: PZ „Napredak“)
6.00 PM – Lecture: EU-funding and rural development (venue: „mala sala“)
SAT, June 8th
2.30 PM ‘Days of kulin, chesse & wine’ opening (PZ ‘Napredak’)
4.00 PM ‘Konji bijelci’ – two-horse carriage competition (venue: Hypodrome)
4.00 PM – Traditional beef stew (čobanac) cooking competition (PZ ‘Napredak’)
4.00 PM – Eco-ethno-gastro Fair (PZ ‘Napredak’)
8.30 PM – Gastro-competitions winner announcement, and traditional live music show
SUN, June 9th
9.00 AM – Wedding horse-carriages procession
10.00 AM – ‘Konji bijelci’ – opening and main programme (Hypodrome)
10.00 AM – Gastro-experience – Slavonic surprise breakfast (by the Hypodrome)
5.00 PM – Eco-ethno-gastro Fair (PZ ‘Napredak’)
8.30 PM – ‘Bećarfest’ music show
Watch Mare and Kate humorously present the village of Babina Greda and festivities that will take place this weekend in the short video below (with English subtitles).