The Slavnata Kanara area near the village of Debrene is known as the meeting point of haidouk (rebel) Peyo Buyukliyata and his companions. At this place in 1968, as a spontaneous initiative of the local cultural community of Stozher and the neighboring villages, a folk fair started taking place. In 2013, the fair celebrated its forty-fifth anniversary, as the historical area continues to be a natural setting for the folk performances. Several open-air stages are set-up in the area.
The event is always held in the last Saturday of June. Traditionally, it brings together several generations which continue to cherish and preserve Bulgarian traditions. The Debrene Folk Fair is a guardian of Dobrudzha’s culture and customs, of the folk traditions of Bulgarian spirituality. The fair also includes the celebration of the Dobrichka Municipality’s holiday. The event is part of the National cultural calendar of Bulgaria.
The Folk Fair “Song and Dance from Sunny Dobrudzha” – Debrene is of competitive nature and the performances are evaluated by professionals. The program is rich, of high quality and entirely devoted to authentic folklore. Though the event provides a forum for many local performers and troupes, it is also a place for encounters and folklore “dialogue” between Dobrudzha, other Bulgarian regions and even Bulgarian folk traditions preserved outside the country.
Where: The fair takes place in an area near Debrene, to which a road is made specifically for the event. Free entrance for the guests of the fair.
Debrene is 26 km from Dobrich. The car ride takes about 30 minutes.
Accommodation can be found in the town of Dobrich, the village of Prilep and the seaside resorts and towns.
When: The event is always held in the last Saturday of June. During the rest of the year, the area is accessible only by foot.