Monday, 04 September 2023
The second edition of the Garash Cake Festival will take place on 16 September /Saturday/. The event is organized by Ruse Municipality, ME'' Ruse Art'', Municipal Foundation ''Ruse - City of Free Spirit'', as well as representatives of the business and local cultural institutions. The festival will again offer culinary delights and entertainment for young and old.
11 pastry shops will present their versions of the delicious Garash cake and other sweet temptations to the people of Ruse. Those wishing to have a sweet treat and support the Ruse business will be able to do so by buying from the many desserts displayed under the tents in front of the Courthouse.
The program will begin at 10 a. m. when the Non-Professional Competition for the best Garash cake will start. It will be held in front of the Dohodno zdanie and the participants will present both classic recipes of the famous dessert and their own variations. A jury of professionals will choose the best pastry delights. Mayor Pencho Milkov will also award the most delicious Garash cake, which will grab a special additional prize.
At 11 a. m. in front of the Courthouse, the youngest citizens of Ruse will be able to participate in a competitive game organized by the ''Peter Pan'' Sports Academy.
12 pm in front of the Courthouse is the beginning of the culinary demonstration of Chef Rady Stambolov, who will delight the attendees with Garash truffles.
Citizens of Ruse will be able to step into the role of the chief conductor of the State Opera Dimitar Kosev at 12:30 pm, when "Ruse Conducts the Opera" starts in front of the State Opera House.
A chamber ensemble from the State Opera Ruse will present their performances in front of the Freedom Monument at different times during the day.
Ruse residents will be able to take a photo for a souvenir at the specially designated photo corner in front of the Dohodno zdanie from 3 to 7 pm.
After 17:00 in the garden in front of the Dohodno zdanie will start the children's culinary workshop "Tasty and useful" with Denitsa Fileva. The "Mom, Dad and Me" competition will also be held there.
On the stage in front of the Courthouse at 17:30 the students from the School of Tourism will entertain the youngest with animation, followed by the performances of the School of Art and Culture "ARTi KUL".
There will be free guided walking tours throughout the day. They will depart from the Freedom Monument at 10:30 a. m. , 2:30 p. m. , and 5 p. m. Groups will be limited to 30 people.
The culmination of the Garash Cake Festival will start at 8 pm in front of Ruse Municipality. Dance Studio "Freedum" and popular performers Billy the Kid and D3MO will take the stage to warm up the audience for the performance of world-famous 90s rapper Nana.
The evening will end with a lavish fireworks display.
All Garash Cake Festival events are free admission. See the schedule by hours here.