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Đurđevac’s Golden Autumn: Celebrating Croatian Autumn Traditions

Đurđevac’s Golden Autumn or Đurđevačka Zlatna jesen is a festival that celebrates the arrival of autumn and the agricultural traditions. 

Picture this: A September and October getaway to the heart of Croatia, where the town of Đurđevac comes alive with the enchanting “Đurđevačka Zlatna Jesen” festival. This celebration is a magical blend of culture, art, and mouthwatering delicacies. It will leave you with unforgettable memories and a taste of authentic Croatian life. 

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Source: Štefan Brajković

What can you expect? 

🎶 Let’s kick things off with lively Folk Performances.

🎨 If you’re an art lover, don’t miss the chance to explore the world of local and regional artists at the Art Exhibitions.

🍽️ Culinary Delights take center stage, offering a delectable tour of traditional Croatian cuisine.

🛍️ Craft Fairs are a treasure trove of handcrafted goods.

🌟 Pageantry is the name of the game, with processions and parades featuring participants dressed in exquisite traditional clothing and costumes. It’s a feast for the eyes!

🌾 Explore the Agricultural Exhibitions where farm equipment, livestock, and agricultural products are on display.

⚽ Keep an eye out for thrilling Sporting Events and competitions that cater to participants of all ages.

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Festival from above: Many people already tasted its charms
Source: Štefan Brajković

“Đurđevačka Zlatna Jesen” is more than just a festival. It’s a warm embrace that brings the community together. It invites visitors to experience the heart and soul of this Croatian town. It’s your chance to dive into the local way of life, connect with friendly locals, and create cherished memories. 

So, pack your bags, gather your loved ones, and head to Đurđevac for a true taste of Croatia. This autumn – the magic of Đurđevac awaits. The flavors, sights, and sounds will leave you wanting more. Don’t miss the chance to be part of this golden celebration!  

Experience Autumn Magic: Đurđevac's Golden Festival Welcomes All!

Get ready to be enchanted as the Tourist Board of the charming town of Đurđevac, in collaboration with the City of Đurđevac, unveils an exciting and jam-packed program for this year’s Đurđevačka Zlatna Jesen (Golden Autumn) festival. This enchanting celebration promises to be a treat for visitors of all ages and backgrounds. Mark your calendars and prepare to immerse yourself in the autumn days like never before. 

The festival is a vibrant showcase of the rich cultural traditions and culinary delights. What can you expect from this fantastic event? A bit of everything, and then some! Golden leaves fall, and autumn’s breeze arrives, bringing captivating experiences. Local groups, family farms, and institutions prepare for an unforgettable festival. 

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Pumpkin carving
Source: Štefan Brajković

Music fans, history buffs, and creative spirits, there’s something for all. Explore Đurđevac’s fascinating history at the wide-open museum. Unleash your creativity in workshops, meet local artisans, and unlock your inner artist.  

Đurđevac's Golden Autumn: A Feast for All Senses!

Hungry for adventure? Dive into the rich food and wine selection, savor traditional Croatian dishes, and try local specialties. Wine lovers, there’s a variety to delight your taste buds.

It’s not just about food. Feel the warmth and hospitality in the festival’s atmosphere. Locals welcome you with open arms, stories, smiles, and laughter. Connect with the heart and soul of Đurđevac. 

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Exhibitors of domestic products offer only the best
Source: Štefan Brajković

Music lovers, rejoice! Concerts fill the air with soul-touching melodies. Whether you love folk or modern tunes, you’ll find a performance that resonates with you.

The best part? Everyone’s welcome! This festival is for all, no matter where you’re from or your interests. Pack your bags, bring friends and family, and join Đurđevac’s culture, food, and fun celebration. 

Come to Đurđevac’s Golden Autumn. Leave with cherished memories, a taste of Croatian culture, and a warm embrace from friendly locals. This autumn, we can’t wait to share Đurđevac’s magic with you. Don’t miss the chance to savor the flavors, sights, and sounds of this golden festival!  

What Already Happened:

From mouthwatering Fruit Days to the sweet indulgence of Honey Days and the enchanting Chestnut Festival, there was something for everyone. Throughout the event, there have been numerous informative lectures on important topics such as “Measures of rural development.” It was a chance to learn and engage with serious subjects in a welcoming and enjoyable setting. 

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Like every year - Chestnuts are roasted
Source: Štefan Brajković

Art workshops have been a hit, giving visitors the opportunity to get creative with clockwork tapes. You could try your hand at art and crafts. The festivities also included lively theater performances that kept people entertained and engaged. It’s more than just a festival; it’s an opportunity to experience the heart and soul of Đurđevac, connect with friendly locals, and create lasting memories. 

What Is in Stock For The Rest of The Program?

Here’s a taste of what’s in store during Đurđevac’s Golden Autumn Festival. But trust us, there’s so much more waiting for you. If you want the full experience, you’ll have to be in Đurđevac! 

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Source: Štefan Brajković

🗓 Monday, October 23:

🕛 12 noon: Museum of the City of Đurđevac – “LET’S DANCE” – Check out the art competition student works and a foreign exhibition featuring Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec. 

🗓 Friday, October 27:

🕖 7:00 PM: Restaurant and Pub Stari Grad – “KAJ SO JELI” – An exciting cookbook promotion by author Miljenko Grgac and a chance to savor traditional dishes from Đurđevačka Podravina. 

🗓 Saturday, November 4:

🕙 10 AM – 7 PM: Sports Hall of the Đurđevac Vocational School – “PICOK 5TH CLUB EXHIBITION OF CROATIAN DWARF CHICKEN” – Don’t miss the 4th Exhibition of Small Animals – Đurđevac 2023. 

🗓 Wednesday, November 8:

🕖 7:00 PM: Sports Hall of the Elementary School Đurđevac – LADO ENSEMBLE CONCERT 

🗓 Friday, November 10:

🕖 7:00 PM: Đurđevac City Museum – “NADA ŽILJAK” – INDEPENDENT EXHIBITION OF THE ACADEMIC PAINTER 

🗓 Sunday, October 1:

🕔 5:00 PM: “DOGS ON WATCH: POWERFUL FILM” – Animated family adventure

🕖 7:00 PM: “PUZZLE OF HORROR X” – Horror, mystery, thriller 

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Source: Štefan Brajković

🎟️ Ticket prices: 2 euros for children, 3 euros for adults. 

But remember, this is just a glimpse of the fun that awaits in Đurđevac during Golden Autumn. So, pack your bags and come join us for a season of unforgettable experiences, delicious food, and warm hospitality. See you in Đurđevac! 

Your CTC Team

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