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.
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.