Cherry festival

08.06.2024 - 09.06.2024 at 10:22

Experience the perfect taste and vivid colours of this royal red fruit and all the events that will take you to discovering the land of the cherries! Join us again this year for new adventures on Saturday 8th and Sunday 9th June 2024.

Four villages will once again complete the chain of events that will connect the whole of Brda! Dobrovo, Medana, Kojsko and Kozana are the venues for this year's tribute to the Brda cherry. Each village has its own special charm, story and experience. Get to know the home of the Royal Brda Cherry. From all angles and views! So this year, the ethnological sparkles from the traditional procession are placed in the very heart of the Brda villages.

L O C A T I O N S  and  P R O G R A M 

• DOBROVO • MEDANA • KOJSKO • KOZANA

On Saturday and Sunday, all locations will have stalls with local products, culinary experiences, cultural and children's activities, an art extempore, workshops with local people, a relaxed moment and, of course, lots and lots of cherries.

Get to know all the venues/villages with organised BUS transport.


PROGRAMME

SATURDAY, 8 June 

Dobrovo Castle, 10:00–20:00

  • 10:00–20:00 / Stands with cherries, market of local products, stand with pastry made by the Brda Women’s and Girls’ Association
  • 10:00–20:00 / Cherry exhibition (Dobrovo Castle Hall)
  • 10:00–17:00 / Art ex-tempore of Dablo Painters' Association
  • 10:00–20:00 / Visit to the Chapel of St Anthony of Padua
  • 10:00–20:00 / Culinary corner (pavilion)
  • 10:00–20:00 / Wine tasting (Brda Home of Rebula)
  • 10:00–20:00 / Children's corner under the olive trees: art competition, face painting, children's show, soap bubble show
  • 10:00–20:00 / Juice Band, music band
  • 11:00 / *Olive oil tastings, Brda Olive Oil Producers' Davis Prinčič (pavillion)
  • 2:00 / Cherry sorbet preparation, spectacular animation with liquid nitrogen
  • 12:00–18:00 / Pupils' school corner of the Alojz Gradnik Dobrovo Primary School
  • 13:00 / *Cooking workshop with Brda Women's and Girls' Association (pavilion)
  • 13:00–20:00 / Screening of documentaries (Knights’ Hall)
  • 15:00–15:30 / Dance performance by #lospravilos
  • 15:30 / Cherry sorbet preparation, spectacular animation with liquid nitrogen
  • 16:00 / *Olive oil tastings, Brda Olive Oil Producers' Davis Prinčič (pavillion)
  • 17:00–17:30 / Dance performance L’UNITI

 

Medana, 12:00 – 23:00 

  • 12:00–23:00 / Stands featuring Medana, Ceglo, Plešivo and Klet Brda wine-producers 
  • 12:00–22:00 / Culinary corner featuring selected hospitality providers from Medana and Plešivo (Vino@Modana, Bužinel, Tavarneta bistro, Nejka&Uroš Klinec)
  • 12:00–22:00 / Stands with local products (lemonade, cherry gin tonic, coffee, draught beer, vendors selling cherries and other Brda delicacies)
  • 12:00–18:00 / Children’s corner - face painting with cherry blossom motifs 
  • 12:00–18:00 / Chill out area in front of the Gradnik Room
  • 12:00–18:00 / Free entry to the Gradnik Room with the possibility to visit the exhibition
  • 12:00–23:00 / DJ music 
  • 14:00–16:00 / Free guided tour of the exhibition – Gradnik Room
  • ​14:00 - 19:00 / ALMA Medana Gallery "THE ARTIST IS PRESENT" Viewing the exhibition "Under the skin" accompanied by the author Vesna Davidovič Poznič
  • 17:00–22:00 / Live music 

 

Kojsko (Sport park RIO), 10:00 

10:00–19:00 / Stnds with local cherries, market with local products - oil, honey, lavender
10:00–19:00 / Stands featuring tasting and selling wines from local winemakers
10:00–23:00 / Culinary food and drink corner
12:00–17:00 / Children's corner with face painting, DU Kojsko workshop for children with wool, paper
12:00–19:00 / X Way Powersports Presentation
12:00–17:00 / Dablo Art Association presents painting on bottles. Occassional exhibition of Kojsko panorama

Grand Cherry Concert, from 20:00 Vlado Kreslin in Mali Bogovi Band, concert opening by 7 Šrit BandTickets: Mojekarte.si

In case of rain, the concert will be cancelled.

 

Kozana, 11:00–20:00

  • 11:00–19:00 / Tasting and sale of Villa Eva Eco olive oil
  • 11:00–19:00 / Nona Luisa fragranced products 
  • 11:00–19:00 / Sale of dried meat products: Kont Golo, Brdo Farm 
  • 11:00–19:00 / Sale of home-grown cherries and baked goods 
  • 11.00 - 19.00 / Art Ex-tempore of the DABLO Art Society
  • 11.00 - 14.00 / DJ Domači
  • 11.00 - 20.00 / Stands with home-made food and drinks
  • 11.00 - 20.00 / Wine tasting and sale of Kozana winemakers' wine
  • 13.00 - 17.00 / Photo booth with Cherry Festival logo
  • 14:00 - 15:00 / Children's theatre performance and party
  • 15.00 - 17.00 / DJ Baromat
  • 17:00 - 18:00 / Children's theatre performance and party
  • 18.00 - 19.30 / DJ Baromat
  • 19.30 - 20:00 / Vocal group QUINQUE vocum

 

SUNDAY, 9 June 

Dobrovo Castle, 10:00 – 19:00

  • 10:00–19:00 / Stands with cherries, market of local products, stand with pastry made by the Brda Women’s and Girls’ Association
  • 10:00–19:00 / Cherry exhibition (Dobrovo Castle Hall)
  • 10:00–17:00 / Art ex-tempore of Dablo Painters' Association
  • 10:00–19:00 / Visit to the Chapel of St Anthony of Padua
  • 10:00–19:00 / Culinary corner (pavilion)
  • 10:00–19:00 / Wine tasting (Brda Home of Rebula)
  • 10:00–19:00 / Children's corner under the olive trees: art competition, face painting, soap bubble show
  • 10:00–19:00 / Juice Band, music band
  • 11:00 / *Olive oil tastings, Brda Olive Oil Producers' Davis Prinčič (pavillion)
  • 12:00 / Cherry sorbet preparation, spectacular animation with liquid nitrogen
  • 12:00–18:00 / Pupils' school corner of the Alojz Gradnik Dobrovo Primary School
  • 13:00 / *Cooking workshop with Brda Women's and Girls' Association (pavilion)
  • 13:00–19:00 / Screening of documentaries (Knights’ Hall)
  • 13:30 / Performance by the Matulji Mixed Choir
  • 14:00 / XXL cherry strudel spectacle
  • 15:00–15:30 / Dance performance L’UNITI
  • 15:30 / Cherry sorbet preparation, spectacular animation with liquid nitrogen
  • 16:00 / *Olive oil tastings, Brda Olive Oil Producers' Davis Prinčič (pavillion)
  • 17:00–17:30 / Performance by the Brda Wind Orchestra

 

Kojsko (Sport park RIO), 12:00–23:00

12:00–19:00 / Stands with local cherries, market with local products - oil, honey, lavender.
12:00–19:00 / Stands featuring tasting and selling wines from local winemakers
12:00–23:00 / Culinary food and drink corner
12:00–19:00 / Children’s corner: Face painting
12:00–17:00 / Occasional exhibition by the Dablo Art Association, panorama of Kojsko
12:00–17:00 / Staging a bowling game with DU Kojsko
15:30–18:30 / Presentation of the Dobrovo Fire Brigade to all generations
16:00 / Kindergarten performance with POŠ Kojsko
16:20 / Dance performance #lospravilos
16:40 / Children’s performance with POŠ Kojsko
17:00 / Ešli Peršolja singing performance
17:15 / Children's programme with Damjana Golavšek
18:15 - 23:00 / Dj Torta

 

Medana, 12:00–23:00

  • 12:00–23:00 / Stands featuring Medana, Ceglo, Plešivo and Klet Brda wine-producers 
  • 12:00–22:00 / Culinary corner featuring selected hospitality providers from Medana and Plešivo (Vino@Modana, Bužinel, Tavarneta bistro, Nejka&Uroš Klinec)
  • 12:00–22:00 / Stands with local products (lemonade, cherry gin tonic, coffee, draught beer, vendors selling cherries and other Brda delicacies)
  • 12:00–18:00 / Children’s corner - face painting with cherry blossom motifs
  • 12:00–18:00 / Chill out area in front of the Gradnik Room
  • 12:00–18:00 / Free entry to the Gradnik Room with the possibility to visit the exhibition
  • 12:00–23:00 / DJ Janko 
  • 14:00–16:00 / Free guided tour of the exhibition – Gradnik Homestead
  • 14:00 - 19:00 / ALMA Medana Gallery "THE ARTIST IS PRESENT" Viewing the exhibition "Under the skin" accompanied by the author Vesna Davidovič Poznič
  • 18:00 / ALMA Medana Gallery OPEN ŠKANCEL "Penčanje at Modana" - A conversation with ethnologist Katja Kogej on the topic of intangible cultural heritage of peeling and growing prunes in Brda.
  • 17:00–22:00 / Live music 

 

The organiser reserves the right to modify the programme.

* Book your place at the Info Point at the venue.


Organised bus transport between venues between 11:00 - 21:00, daily pass €5.

The Cherry Festival will also have a circulating bus for all visitors, connecting all the important venues of the festival. The bus will run between 11 AM and 9 PM through Dobrovo, Medana, Kozana, Šmartno and Kojsko, and to the main car parks in Vipolže and Hume.

For €5 you will receive a wristband which will allow you to ride the bus unlimited. This will allow you to move between the venues with ease and comfort and enjoy all the events the festival has to offer.

Bus stops: Hum - Kojsko - Šmartno - Dobrovo - Vipolže - Medana - Dobrovo - Vipolže - Kozana - Šmartno - Kojsko - Hum

None of the buses have a ramp for disabled persons, so they are not suitable for disabled persons.


E-biking from village to village

E-bike rental (Dobrovo Castle) – from 10:00 to 14:00 and from 15:00 to 19:00.


ACCOMPANYING PROGRAMME:

SATURDAY, 1 JUNE 2024 – LJUBLJANA – DOBROVO

Heroes of the Vineyards Cycling Marathon

Info: www.klet-brda.si

 

SUNDAY, 2 JUNE 2024 – DOBROVO, KLET BRDA

From Cherry to Cherry Hike with refreshment stops with local delicacies

More info: From Cherry to Cherry Hike

 

SATURDAY, 8 JUNE 2024, 10:00 to 17:00, Dobrovo Castle:

Panoramic tour with Gold Wing motorbikes - Gold Wing Federation of Slovenia (price € 10)

Route: Grad Dobrovo, Šmartno, Gonjače, Kojsko, Hum, Cerovo, Vipolže, Ceglo, Medana, Dobrovo Castle

 

SATURDAY, 8 JUNE 2024 at 20:00 – KOJSKO

Cherry Concert: Vlado Kreslin in Mali bogovi

Tickets available: here

 

SUNDAY, 9 JUNE 2024, 10:00 to 17:00 – BRDA

Panoramic tour with vintage cars (price € 10)

Route: Grad Dobrovo, Šmartno, Gonjače, Kojsko, Hum, Cerovo, Vipolže, Ceglo, Medana, Dobrovo Castle

 

FLAVORS OF LOVE at Brda caterers until 16 JUNE 2024

Dishes with cherries and asparagus, single price menu € 30

More info: FLAVORS OF LOVE 

 

OPEN HOMESTEADS

Wine cellar tours and wine tasting with Brda winemakers, olive oil tasting with Brda olive growers

More info: www.brda.si/en

 

SATURDAY, 15 JUNE, AND SUNDAY, 16 JUNE 2024

DOK - Open Cellar Days at the wineries of Brda

More info: Kontrabant

 


More information:

TIC Brda
Šmartno 13, 5211 Kojsko
T: +386 5 395 95 95
E: tic@brda.si
Facebook: @Brda
Instagram: @goriska_brda 

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