During the ten days of the fair (17-26 August), the Main Market Square will be taken over by around 400 folk artists, including potters, weavers, embroiderers, sculptors, blacksmiths, ceramic artists and makers of tissue paper cuttings. They will be accompanied by artistic presentations from across Poland and the globe. The stage next to the Town Hall Tower will host over 120 song and dance ensembles, folk musicians and raconteurs. Subsequent days will focus on different countries, regions, cities and villages, introducing the public to their cultural heritage and tourist attractions.
The International Fair of Folk Art, held in Kraków for 35 years, shows that folk arts and crafts continue to grow, with the coming generations learning seemingly forgotten professions and skills. This year’s presentation of the wealth of folk traditions and crafts, their unique charm and artistic and creative excellence attracts tourists seeking the unusual, the extraordinary, and the beautiful.