About the festival

Chodsko is the centre of the Chodsko region where the tradition of bagpipe music, folk dances and customs is kept alive. The Chodsko Folk Festival, held since 1955, is one of the oldest folk festivals in the Czech Republic. Nowadays, it always takes place the first weekend after 10th August and is connected with St. Laurence´s Fair. The major part of the programme is devoted to local folk music and folklore dance groups. Besides, groups from other Czech regions and from abroad also perform every year. The main programme takes place on five stages and consists of more than 20 different kinds of performances. Visit the traditional fair in the historic town centre. The admission to all events within the main programme is free.