Craftsmen gather in Kežmarok

THE INTERNATIONAL European craft fair, organised annually under the High Tatras mountain range in the historical centre of Kežmarok, will take place during the second weekend in July, from 9 to 11. Its 14th year is dedicated to leather producers.

THE INTERNATIONAL European craft fair, organised annually under the High Tatras mountain range in the historical centre of Kežmarok, will take place during the second weekend in July, from 9 to 11. Its 14th year is dedicated to leather producers.

The skilled artisans from around Slovakia and many other foreign countries will demonstrate and sell their products, as well as teach visitors the basics of pottery, smithery, lace-making, and creating various crafts from glass, corn husks, and wood.

A rich cultural programme is to accompany the event. The country's cheese makers invite the hungry to participate in milk and cheese competitions, and others to try a taste of their savoury, fresh products.

The opening of the festival will be at 13:30 on Friday with a historical re-enactment of knights trying to seize the fortress's gates. The tickets, in the form of postcards, cost Sk30 (children) and Sk50 (adults) and will be on sale at the festival's stylish gates by men in historical costumes.

For more information visit www.kezmarok.sk/elro/elro.htm.

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