Tuesday, 7 June 2022

Limited Edition Ogulin Fairy Tale Festival Startas Sneakers Designed to Celebrate Culture and Tourism

June 7, 2022 - Limited edition Ogulin Fairy Tale Festival Startas sneakers are painted with fairy tale motifs and are handmade in Croatia by the popular Vukovar footwear factory Borovo!

The Ogulin Fairytale Festival, in cooperation with Borovo, the most famous footwear factory in Croatia, has created special, limited festival sneakers inspired by the Ogulin Fairy Tale Festival, reports Jutarnji List

The sneakers were painted by a young Ogulin artist Miss Ura, or Ana Salopek, a famous illustrator of children's books and award-winning author who will present her first book called "What If?" at the Ogulin Fairy Tale Festival this year.

This is the first time that this legendary Vukovar footwear factory and the Ogulin Tourist Board have cooperated to promote the 17th edition of the Ogulin Fairy Tale Festival. The cooperation arose through the idea of promoting and connecting Croatian culture, heritage, and original Croatian products.

"Connecting a cultural and tourist event such as the Ogulin Fairy Tale Festival with the original Croatian footwear brand is a kind of upgrade of the entire event. Considering that the Ogulin Fairy Tale Festival has been organized for many years with the wholehearted support of the Ministry of Culture and Media, Karlovac County, Croatian Tourist Board, Karlovac County Tourist Board, and the City of Ogulin, this cooperation was a logical sequence for us, and we are very proud that we made it happen," said the Ogulin Tourist Board.

The limited-edition sneakers will be available in Borovo shoe stores and on the brand's webshop for 229 kuna.

The traditional cultural and tourist Ogulin Fairy Tale Festival is ready to take place in Ogulin from June 10 to 12. This summer, the festival will celebrate fairy tales and fairytale creations across three days through a vibrant artistic and cultural program intended for children, youth, and adults. Admission to the Ogulin Fairy Tale Festival is free for all ages.

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Friday, 3 June 2022

Ogulin Fairy Tale Festival Will Take Place from June 10 to 12

June 3, 2022 - The Ogulin Fairy Tale Festival, a popular traditional cultural and tourist event, will be held for the 17th time in Ogulin from June 10 to 12. Those attending will get to enjoy a magical experience through a rich artistic and cultural programme for children of all ages, as well as adults.

The streets and squares of Ogulin are ready once again to turn into the most imaginative fairytale scene where numerous artists will perform and bring joy to those who have gathered with lots of fun and positive energy, reports HRT News. All families will be able to find something for themselves on the festival's stages throughout the city that bears the appropriate names, such as Regoč, Đulin vrt, Neva Nevičica, Stribor, Potjeh, Kosjenka, and Domaći, the organisers announced.

The festival was launched back in 2006, was organised by the Tourist Board of Ogulin, and was inspired by the work of the famous Croatian writer Ivana Brlić-Mažuranić, who was born in Ogulin. The city and its surroundings were her greatest inspiration for writing.

There will be numerous workshops and plays, also featured will be video screenings of Croatian cartoon films: ''Bundaš's Birthday'', ''The Secret Village'', ''The Big Race'', ''The Queen of Shoes'', a series of cartoons from Hlapić's Sports Games, ''Šećerko'', ''Hvala za lijek'', and for the first time, in cooperation with HRT, will be the presentation of the JUHUHU programme.

Storytelling is what gives the Ogulin Fairy Tale Festival a special charm, so this year the children will be able to listen to storyteller Sabina Gvozdić, Sandra Vukoj from Slavonski Brod, Knjiguljica from Karlovac and Fora priča from Zagreb. On top of all of the rest, there will also be an animation programme, with the traditional ''passing the driving test'' to obtain a driver's license to fly a broom.

Entrance to the Ogulin Fairy Tale Festival is free for all ages, and transportation by train from Zagreb, as well as the return from Ogulin to Zagreb, is being organised. Train rides for children under six are free.

After this, the next edition of this year's festival is reserved for the end of summer, when it will be held again, but from September 9 to 11.

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Friday, 10 September 2021

16th Ogulin Fairy Tale Festival Starts Its Autumn Edition Today

September 10, 2021 - Festivals are not exclusive to spring and summer, and especially when the weather in Croatia continues to be pleasant in the first weeks of September, autumn has a select variety of events and places to visit. One of them is the 16th Ogulin Fairy Tale Festival, which starts today and lasts all weekend.

There is a city in Croatia where characters from fairy tales and legends gather. The town of Ogulin is known as the most fairytale town in Croatia and beyond. Turisticke Price reports that, for the sixteenth year in a row, the Ogulin Fairy Tale Festival will be held, where both children and adults can enjoy fairy tales and fairytale works by artists from all over Croatia all weekend long. This is the time when characters from fairy tales take to the streets of Ogulin and hang out with visitors for three whole days.


(City of Ogulin Tourist Board)

The main part of the program of the 16th Ogulin Fairy Tale Festival is performances of cultural, educational, and entertainment content and the telling of fairy tales by various performers from all parts of Croatia and the world. In addition, there are various art, creative and technical workshops, dance performances, animation programs, concerts, sports events, and from this year, film screenings of films intended for the youngest and a music program.

Visitors can also see certain exhibitions, including exhibitions of birds and small domestic animals. And as befits a festival, there is an offer of various desserts and stands with local products, handmade items, souvenirs, and more.

(City of Ogulin Tourist Board)

You may be wondering how and why Ogulin got the "title" of the most fairytale city? This is due to the beautiful nature of the Ogulin area. As soon as you approach Ogulin, you will see Mount Klek, which looks like a sleeping giant and to which many legends are attached. In the very center of the city is the Frankopan castle, and across from it is Đulin's abyss, and in the background lies the giant Klek. In addition, there are beautiful forests, hills, meadows, fields, caves, rivers, lakes and other beauties.

This beautiful and mystical nature was the inspiration for Ivana Brlić-Mažuranić, the most famous Croatian writer for children who were born in Ogulin. Stories from antiquity is a special collection of her fairy tales that have remained in the wonderful memory of many generations precisely because of their beauty, originality, timeless instructiveness, and whose characters walking through Ogulin you can imagine and see, you just have to awaken your imagination and children's curiosity.


(City of Ogulin Tourist Board)

Ogulin Fairy Tale Festival is an event that is held every year, and this year in two editions: the second weekend in June and the second weekend in September. Due to the epidemiological situation, all the contents take place in the open space in the very center of the city on several scenes bearing the names of characters from the fairy tales of Ivana Brlić-Mažuranić.

The September edition of the 16th Ogulin Fairy Tale Festival will take place from September 10 to 12, and you can find the program at the following LINK.

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