Bagpipe Contest, Gela village, 6 -7 of August

The annual bagpipe contest traditionally takes place in the first weekend of August in Gela village in the Rhodopes. It gathers the masters of "kaba" bagpipe from all over Bulgaria. This year the plays will start on 6 August at 10:00 am. The bagpipe contest will last all day and will end with a concert of folk ensemble "Manol Radichev" of Gela. On Sunday the program will continue with the so called Ilindenski sabor which is gathering of all families and generations of Gela. Like on any other festival the guests will have chats, fun and music. The local people will offer the traditional "cheverme" (grilled lamb), barbecue and other traditional Rhodope dishes.

Accommodation for the period of the festival is with tents.