Kastamonu International Taskopru Culture and Garlic Festival

Photos courtesy of Folk Dance Group "Abkhazeti" (Republic of Georgia)
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Country and Region TurkeyKastamonu Province
Type of Festival Dance, Music
Location of Festival Taskopru, Kastamonu Province, Turkey
Festival Contact Information

Phone: +90 366-4171579, or +962777387868

Festival Description

Taskopru is a town in the Kastamonu province that is known as the main producer of garlic in Turkey. In celebration of its proud yield the town hosts an international Garlic Festival every year that draws thousands of aficionados that include local and foreign people. The cultural festival features a program of activities that include folk dancing and music, artisan exhibitions, garlic cuisine and cooking contests, horse races, and more… A popular part of the program features a Beauty Contest of dancing girls. This Contest is broadcast on Direct TV to reach a wider audience.

Festival Dates August 29 - September 4, 2012

Festival Events:

Featured artists 2011:
  • Folk Dance Group “Abkhazia” (Republic of Georgia)
    • The group is based at the Subtropical State University Kutaisi. Abkhazia has performed in numerous countries including Turkey, Georgia, Ukraine, Cyprus, Mexico and India.
    • Videos
    • For more information about the group contact Mr. Zaza Kipiani, Producer at armazyna@rambler.ru


Other Sources:

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  • The 23rd International Taskopru Culture Festival - Aug 11 2009 (NatPress, July 31, 2009)


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