A visit to Kropa on this special day will reviel its rich history and traditions.
The Iron Forging Festival is a small festival celebrated by Kropa’s blacksmiths and is well worth a visit. Join the locals at the celebrations, watch live demonstrations of the manual forging of spikes, modern-art creations from iron, and charcoal pile burning; help yourself and sample some typical blacksmith’s dishes.
The Iron Forging Festival takes place every year during the first weekend of July. Over three days, from Friday to Sunday, a series of cultural, sports and entertainment events take place, the liveliest day being Saturday when demonstrations of the former work and recreations of life in this cradle of iron-forging are on display at a range of venues throughout Kropa.
In Vice Spike Forge (Vigenjc Vice), you can watch the manual forging of spikes and try it for yourself. If you are there at lunch time, you can sample some simple blacksmith’s dishes. The Iron Forging Museum and Fovšaritnica Museum House can be visited free of charge.
A traditional crafts fair and, in the evening, a cultural and entertainment programme take place in Kropa on this day.
Do you enjoy spending time in the forest in autumn? Share your experience of autumn forests with us and be in with a chance to win a Taste Radol'ca meal!
Tickets for the Taste Radol'ca opening dinner, as well as gift vouchers for Taste Radol'ca meals, can now also be purchased online.
Written by Kaja Beton, October 2018, Photo: Kaja Beton and Jošt Gantar
Autumn steadily colours the leaves and changes nature into a wonderful painting on canvas. Set off on one of our suggested hiking tours where you can enjoy the autumn colours and wonderful nature.
Set off as a family on an adventure accompanied by a cute 'bee' who will explain where she lives, what her chores are, and where she goes to gather nectar. Visit the Museum of Apiculture and see her treasures, and, as a reward, savour the taste of sweet honeybreads.