The Harvest Festival in the Museum of the Slovak Village

Location: Žilinský kraj, okres Martin, Martin

GPS: N49°2'19'' E18°55'43''

Venue: Museum of the Slovak Village

Date: 8/25/2019

Event type: folklore event, gastronomic event, religious event, exhibition, TOP Event, music festival, historic event, event for children, concert, dance event, event for youth, music event, workshop, Dožinky

Celebrated on Sunday following the end of the local harvest season, the Harvest Festival belongs to most favourite events of current 29th Ethnological Year in the premises of the Museum of the Slovak Village. Popular late summer celebrations of the grain harvest works as presented by folklore groups, traditional grain processing presentations including manual threshing and grinding comes also with tasting of the grain products and foods.

The Museum of the Slovak Village in Martin is the largest ethnographic open-air exposition in Slovakia. For this event, exhibition displaying 129 housing, farming, technological, social and sacral building structures from OravaLiptovKysuce and Turiec regions turns into real harvest-home village.

For decades, the museum has been organizing programme events to mark the Ethnographic Year showcasing samples of traditional folk production, handicrafts, customs and folklore in line with customs and folklore traditions of the individual regions of northwestern Slovakia. They include celebrations such Shrovetide Will Be Over Soon, Easter in the Countryside, the erection of maypoles Love in the Countryside, Let’s Get to Know Each Other, Children's Sunday, Turiec Folklore Festival, On the Day of St. John, Turiec Harmonica, Flax Sunday, a ball on the Name Day of Saint Anne, Liptov Sunday, Harvest Festival, St. Michael's Fair, When the Winter Asks You and Christmas as it used to be celebrated in the countryside.

Web: The Museum of the Slovak Village