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  • Professor Yuwei Shi, strategic management consultant in Silicon Valley, USA, held a conference for local and regional small business owners in Turda.
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  • Transilvania Fest Association opposes the mining project in Roşia Montană, due to the fact that many of its goals and eventual sideeffects go against the values that we stand for, such as: promoting local culture, ecoturism and sustainable development through traditional agriculture.
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  • Transilvania Fest is under the distinguished international patronage of His Royal Highness Prince Charles of Wales.
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  • Transilvania Fest is under the distinguished patronage of Her Royal Highness Princess Margarita of Romania.
    Please see the endorsement letter here

Over 10.000 Visitors at Transilvania Fest 2013

Over 10.000 visitors attended the 2013 edition of Transilvania Fest, an itinerant cultural and food festival, taking place last weekend in Cluj-Napoca. The list of the most succesful produce in this years’ traditional fair hosted by Transilvania Fest, comprises cheese and smoked meat, homemade sweets, garden vegetables, honey, cold pressed oil with herbs and condiments, organic jams and local plum brandy. Moreover, at customers’ demand, new supplies of products were made available.

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What is Transilvania Fest?

 

Transilvania Fest is a travelling food and culture festival supporting community development in the Transylvanian region through tourism and trade. The festival places a heavy focus on local communities, as well as all those interested in the championing of locally sourced products. Its strategy focuses on promoting traditions and customs from Transylvania by connecting and actively supporting the small-scale producers. Furthermore, a large importance is placed on increasing the footfall not only from the Romanian community but also those from abroad. This can be achieved by offering a program that combines support for popular tradition and ways of life, with the more contemporary forms of community involvement.

Having begun in 2005 under the name of ‘Turda Fest’, organized in the Ariesului Valley (Turda, Campia Turzii and Cluj Napoca), it became ‘Transylvania Fest’ with its sixth edition in 2010, when it moved to Biertan and then to Blaj, in 2011.

This year, Transilvania Fest returns to Cluj Napoca and will be organized in the Unirii Square over the weekend of the 20th and 22nd of September, 2013.

 

  • A mixing of traditional food tasting, traditional crafts, presentation of folk costumes and trading of local products.
  • An event designed with special care towards environmental protection and sustainability.
  • Demonstrations and competitions, placing a heavy focus on traditional cuisine which is dedicated to members of local communities, while be aided by internationally recognized and commended food professionals.
  • The tasting and exploration of regional products, which include the likes of wine, cheese, honey, pastry, smoked meat, jam and pickles.
  • Helping to provide support for traditional Transylvanian craftsmen, through the addition of organised craft done in a traditional style.
  • The exhibition of spinning, embroidery, harness-making, pottery, wood carving, as well as wickerwork, wood painting, folk costume decorations.
  • Increasing awareness of various cultures by showcasing ancestral dance youth groups from Transylvania.
  • Seeing farm animals in a controlled and monitored stable environment, with: horses, goats, cows and pigs, all of which are from local households.
  • Fun, educational and engaging activities for the children, in their own area.
  • Entertaining young adults with a wide range of activities, with the intention of attracting, challenging and exciting.
  • The organisation of open-air activities, which are in association with open-air cinema, tasting and cookery competitions, weaving, among other things.

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