Iron Forging Festival

06.07.2019 10:00

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.

 

 

 

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