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Grape Harvest Festival

12 - 14 October 2018

The Grape Harvest Festival is held annually on the second weekend of October. Although the village has no vineyards, only small grape trellises in people’s gardens, the history of this event goes back for decades.

At 13.00 o’clock, a parade starts at the community center. Dressed in traditional costumes, boys horseback-riding, girls singing on a horse-drawn carriage decorated with pine: this is how they march through the village. A young man riding a donkey, and dressed in rags accompanies them and invites people to the ball in the evening.  The ball starts at 21.00 in the community center, the ceiling of which is decorated with pine branches and grapes. The young people guard the grapes during the night, but after midnight "stealing” is allowed.

12 October 2018 - Friday

- Arrival – reception in a traditional barn
- Accommodation and dinner at the hosts

13 October 2018 - Saturday

- Breakfast at the hosts
- excursion to Beliş: dam and reservoir
- Mărişel: Cross of Avram Iancu
- Afternoon: Grape Harvest Festival Parade
- Dinner at the hosts, then ball in the community center

14 October 2018 - Sunday

- Breakfast at the hosts
- -trip to the the picturesque valley of the Stanciu stream and to the Vălul Miresei waterfall

- Bologa: medieval fort and water mill
- departure


 - Accommodation, half board: 42 EUR / person
- Single room:                        + 11 EUR / person
- Guide services:                       60 EUR / day



-ball entrance fee: ~ 3 Eur/pers

- the accommodation and meals are provided by Hungarian families in Sâncraiu. There is usually one bathroom belonging to two rooms.

- during their trips the tourists travel by their own vehicles. On request you can rent a minibus or a jeep

- program may change depending on weather conditions

-the 6 km distance between Răchiţele village and  Vălul Miresei waterfall can be covered on foot or by car, on forest road. Please, bring proper clothing and footware.