Rural Events

If you are already planning a holiday in rural Moldova, in a village homestay or whether you have a free day out of Chisinau, the many rural festivals throughout Moldova offer a chance to experience Moldovan country life. Good travel agents can provide a full event program, here are just a few ideas for you.

Dulce Floare de Salcam (May)

Dulce Floare de Salcam is a traditional music contest that brings together artistic bands from Moldova and sometimes from the neighboring countries. During the contest, artists of all ages perform beautiful folkloric pieces, including vocal performances and traditional instrumental. Prizes…

Duminica Mare (June)

In 2013, the 9th edition of the National Touristic Festival of Traditions “Duminca Mare” will be held in Domulgeni village, Floresti, in the village center near the Raut River. The festival features traditional cuisine, handicrafts with demonstrations, ethnographic exhibitions, and…

La Vatra Horelor

La Vatra Horelor is a national festival and contest of traditional music artists and artistic groups. There participants are divided in vocalists, musical instruments individual players, orchestras and choreographic groups. It is organized on one or two days, depending of…

International Potter Fair (July)

Each July, the village of Hoginesti hosts an international potter fair. The fair aims to revitalize the craft of traditional pottery and promote it as an art form. The event gathers craftsmen from around Moldova and the region who display…

Nufarul Alb (July)

The festival is held in odd years in Cahul, a small town in the south of Moldova. During the festival, the town is transformed by the many folklore singers, dancers, and handicraft artisans from around the world who participate in…

Iurceni Pottery Fair

In 2013 the 25th edition of National Pottery Fair will take place in Iurceni village, Nisporeni. This exhibition-contest has the objective to promote traditional handicrafts and to identify Moldova’s best pottery master. Many potters from over 10 Moldova regions participated…
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