Blueberry Festival 2019
A museum steam train departs on Saturday, July 13, from Ljubljana Central Railway Station at 9.30 a.m. to Borovnica Blueberry festival 2019. One can by tickets at the railway station (14 € adoults, 7 € kids aged 6 – 12). The programme starts at 10 a. m. with the arrival of the blueberry carnival to the fair place in Borovnica, the central market of the town, where till WW II the largest railway viaduct on famous Vienna – Trieste railway spanned across the valley. The traditional fair will be open until early afternoon and visitors will be able to buy blueberries, other soft fruit, fruit preserves and delicacies, as well as organic honey and honey products, domestic and arts and crafts products, beauty and wellbeing products, etc.
Visitors will be entertained by a local folk music band. Local associations will present folk dances, cultural production as well as the tourist and culinary features of the municipality. The children will have the opportunity to play at the Borovnica Kid-Castle, meet the ponies, which will also take them around the market place in a mini-carriage. Visitors are welcome to visit a lace exposition . Vintage cars will be an attraction to see and you will be able to take a trip on a period old-timer bus to the premises of the nearby Technical Museum of Slovenia at Bistra medieval castle. In addition, a guided trekking tour through Gorge of Pekel (“Hell”) and mountine-bike tours of will be offered for free.
In the afternoon the music program will start at 15:00 with “Oberkrainer” popular music rhythms of polka and waltz, followed by Wild West in-line dance. From evening till midnight and longer, various sounds and rhythms of rock music will take over. Drinks and various dishes will be served at all times in the shelter of a large event tent.