Folk Art Fair on the Market Square

The strike of noon today saw the start of the 33rd edition of the Folk Art Fair, taking place all week on Krakow’s Market Square. This year’s fair coincides with the 60th anniversary of Cepelia, whose mission is to to preserve the traditional art forms and craftmanship of the Polish peasantry.

The fair is co-organised by Cepelia and the Office of Folk Art Fairs in Krakow. As the largest fair presenting Polish folk arts and crafts in the country, the Folk Art Fair brings together traditions from all regions of Poland, from the highlanders of Zakopane to the artists of the Mazovia.

Over 500 craftsmen (and women) are represented from Poland and abroad, and each day of the fair follows a regional theme, such as Opole (22 August), Bobowa (23rd), or Wieliczka (25th). In addition to being able to buy folk arts and crafts, visitors can enjoy various folk concerts throughout the week.

For more information about Cepelia, please visit their official site.

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