23 Comments

  1. Kryštof Peňás
    March 1, 2018 @ 12:35 pm

    Dear colleagues,

    On 3rd June, 20:00 Seuthopolis Square concert – is it free to participate or will we have to buy tickets for this concert?
    Also, it is open-air, correct?

    Thank you very much.
    Best regards,

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    • Ivan
      March 1, 2018 @ 10:26 pm

      Hello, the concert is free and open-air 🙂

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  2. Fargah
    April 22, 2018 @ 3:55 pm

    Hello
    I’m a trader and I like to be participant in rose business.
    So I desire to negotiate with the main producers and traders in this market. would you please tell me that is there any fair or exhibition in this festival that such a company be presented in so that i can negotiate or communicate with them for future cooperation.
    Thanks

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    • Ivan
      April 25, 2018 @ 9:27 pm

      Hello, I’d suggest to contact the municipality of Kazanlak (https://www.kazanlak.bg/) for contacts of rose producers and distilleries.
      This website is focused on helping tourists to come and enjoy the rose festival and the valley of roses. Some names of distilleries I know are:
      http://alteyaorganics.com/
      http://www.damascena.net/
      http://lemabg.com/

      Hope that helps, have a good evening

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      • Fargah
        May 5, 2018 @ 7:53 am

        Thanks dear Ivan

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    • Fargah
      April 30, 2018 @ 1:03 pm

      any response??

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      • Ivan
        May 2, 2018 @ 3:23 pm

        Hello, I’ve given you the official website of the Kazanlak Municipality as well as a few rose producers (located near Kazanlak) which you can contact for a meeting if you wish.
        Please contact them or try to find other producers of your choice. I have no affiliation with any of them 🙂

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  3. Ruu
    April 28, 2018 @ 9:50 pm

    Dear Ivan,

    Two of my friends and I will be attending the festival as well as the rose-picking activity, I downloaded the reservation form but it all comes with the Bulgarian language which I could not read.

    In this case, could you please send me a form or related instructions in English?

    Many thanks in advance,

    Ruu

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    • Ivan
      May 2, 2018 @ 3:29 pm

      Hi, sadly the forms for buying tickets are only in English, I’ve contacted the information tourist center of Kazanlak and asked whether they have these documents in English, and they don’t, so please contact the tourist information Center in Kazanlak for guidance: http://www.tourism.government.bg/en/kategorii/turisticheski-informacionni-centrove/kazanlak

      As I don’t represent the municipality, I don’t have exact information on how foreigners can buy tickets for the seated spots of the parade or other tickets.
      As a final resort, if you are not a big group, you can go to the info center (see the address location on the link above) and buy tickets there 🙂 hope that helps

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  4. Iva
    May 18, 2018 @ 12:15 am

    Здравейте! Тази година за пръв път ще посетим Фестивала на Розата. Решихме го малко спонтанно и има неща, които ни убягват. Мислим предимно да се впуснем в ритуала “Розобер”, но не ми е много ясно каква е самата организация с отиването до селото. В смисъл всеки, който си има закупен билет пътува самостоятелно до селото? Или в града се събира нещо като група и всички заедно се придвижват до мястото на провеждане на ритуала?

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    • Ivan
      May 19, 2018 @ 12:31 pm

      Здравей, освен ако не сте част от туристическа група, която организира транспорт до ритуалите ‘Розобер’ сами трябва да стигнете до мястото. В зависимост от датата на която ще посетите някой от ритуалите ‘Розобер’, розоберите ще бъдат на различни места, като на 3ти юни розоберът ще бъде пред р-т Крънско Ханче, отидете малко по рано ако случайно има задръстване поради големия брой туристи 🙂 Ето карта на събитията: https://www.google.com/maps/d/u/0/viewer?mid=10f5yILzYLnsKnrEA4f7pAVx_df0&ll=42.598571558987445%2C25.405390249999982&z=12

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  5. Don’t Rain on My Parade – Spaghetti & Slippers
    May 27, 2018 @ 6:59 pm

    […] the Valley of Roses, and Bulgaria supplies most of the world’s rose oil. For it’s Rose Festival, they held a folklore dancing event. The groups paraded through the street from the Lidl in town to […]

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  6. KIKO
    June 3, 2018 @ 1:24 pm

    The most famous rose festival in the world! It’s amazing

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  7. Stephanie
    January 29, 2019 @ 11:42 pm

    I am only in town for 5/30 to 5/31. Are there any rose picking activities going on that day?

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    • Ivan
      February 8, 2019 @ 5:07 pm

      Hello, the detailed program for the 2019 Rose Festival is not yet published by the municipality of Kazanlak, so I cannot tell you whether there will be rose picking rituals on these dates, I will update the Guide on our website when the dates and detailed program are available, please check again soon. Thank you for your understanding!

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  8. Laura and Anne
    February 11, 2019 @ 3:33 pm

    Such a nice festival and website you have 🙂

    We would love to come to the Rose festival but there seems not to be any accommodation left anymore?

    And I thought to be early ;D.

    How about those places around 11-21km away from the main village Kazanlak? How easy would it be to reach the place without a car?

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    • Ivan
      February 11, 2019 @ 4:42 pm

      Hello there,
      Wow no accommodations are left in Kazanlak already? Keep trying to find a hotel or a small guest house, maybe airbnb or couchsurfing as well. As to nearby villages, there is public transport (buses) going to the city often, just make sure to find the time schedules in advance, as everything is in Bulgarian + not many people speak English. If you find a hotel or guest house in Enina, you can go to Kazanlak by bicycles. Other options are getting a taxi, it will cost around 10 levs depending on which village you are travelling from. The most used taxis in Kazanlak are +359 431 6143 and +359 431 6149, fares inside the sity are around 2 levs (1 euro)

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  9. sarit gani
    February 25, 2019 @ 12:12 am

    I wonder if there is a possibility for us, 2 tourists visiting the festival, to join and experience a session of a roses picking? How can I contact one of the farmer for that? Thank you

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    • Ivan
      February 25, 2019 @ 7:53 pm

      Hi, you don’t have to contact local farmers, simply go to the Tourist Info Center (situated at the city square of Kazanlak) and purchase a ticket for the rose-picking ritual you want to visit.

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  10. Nicole Giguère
    March 20, 2019 @ 1:01 pm

    Hello, do you have the date of the festival for 2020 ? thanks

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    • Ivan
      March 21, 2019 @ 3:33 pm

      Hello Nicole, the main events of the festival always happen on the first weekend of June every year (Friday, Saturday and Sunday) and the whole festival continues for around 3 weeks. Detailed program of the 2020 festival isn’t available yet.

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  11. nixon
    April 8, 2019 @ 3:38 am

    Hello, my family and I are hoping to participate in the traditional rose picking. do the tickets sell out at the tourist information center? Or would we be safe to buy them the day before?

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    • Ivan
      April 18, 2019 @ 3:20 pm

      Hello,
      You can buy tickets at the Tourist info centre at the city centre of Kazanlak, or you can buy them at the location of each rose picking ritual event on the spot 🙂

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