The Corvin Castle in Hunedoara will open its gates this weekend (May 14-15) to host a new edition of the European Castles Fair. The second edition if the fair will welcome representatives of 29 castles, museum and fortresses from five European countries.
The 29 exhibitors will offer tourists the latest information about what they can see and visit in the castles and medieval fortresses in Romania, Slovenia, Hungary, Poland and Bulgaria.
Romania will boast the presence of several landmark castles such as Peleș and Pelișor castles in Sinaia, displaying their offers for the first time within this fair, Bran castle, Făgăraș Fortress, Suceava Citadel, the Dacian fortress of Orăștie mountains, Deva fortress and the Clock Tower of Sighișoara fortress.
Foreign fortresses are also top on the guest’s list: Balchik Palace from Bulgaria, Postojnska Fortress from Slovenia or Eger Castle from Hungary.
During the two days of the festival, tourists and exhibitors can enjoy medieval performances: tilts, fights among the knights of the Hunedoara Order, archery contests or sword classes.
At the same time, the members of the “Peregrinus” Falcon association will reveal tourists several falcon hunts.
A fair displaying the traditional products of Hunedoara county will join the show, as well as Renaissance music concerts, a chamber music party, medieval dances, but also painting workshops.
The European Castles Fair is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., with the tourists buying tickets to enter the Corvin Castle having free access for all organizers’ stalls and activities.
11,000 tourists visited the fair during last year’s first edition.