23 January 2019

The Jagiellonian Fair | 16-18 August 2019

Even someone who walks the streets of the Old Town on the way to work every day is likely to be surprised during those brief moments in the city’s life. The four largest Lublin festivals: Night of Culture, East of Culture – Different Sounds, Carnaval Sztukmistrzów and The Jagiellonian Fair.This year, the celebration of traditional culture will take place from 16-18 August 2019
transform the city beyond recognition. 
Check it out for yourself!

I’m overjoyed at the prospect of meeting people with a real passion for what they do. You can feel their sincerity and joy at being here. Moreover, you don’t just learn crafts from them, but a whole approach to life. This is a very eye-opening experience” Maria, 49 years old, Cracow

The Jagiellonian Fair is a festival of traditional and folk culture. Their aspects, both strictly source, authentic and contemporary, are introduced to us through music, dance, singing, entertainment, exhibitions, workshops and activities in the city space.

The Fair refers to Lublin’s fair dating back to the early 15th century.  In those days, trade routes running through Lublin brought to our city of culture many travelers, nomads and traders. This is why the festival is called the Jagiellonian Fair. Over the course of the past ten years, the Festival evolved and transformed into an event at which we predominantly focus on traditional rural culture as well as adapted culture and culture passed down by artists based in cities.

Curiosity and a desire to learn and discover new cultures, openness and cordiality the  Fair’s participants and visitors show one another motivate the team at Workshops of Culture to keep building a programme focused most of all on close, direct relationships between artists and viewers. We place particular importance on the  master-student relationship that becomes established during numerous workshops dedicated to handcrafts, singing dance or instrument playing.

For the past several years, one of the highlights of the festival has been the concert re: tradition, for which popular musicians join forces with masters of traditional village music, thus contributing to creating a completely new quality of music.