In village of Gela will be held A bagpipe contest

Traditionally, like every other year, on the first Saturday and Sunday of August, in village of Gela will be held A bagpipe contest. The fair will be held on 5 and 6 August 2017 on Ilinden's meadows near to village.

Every year the Rhodope meadows bring together thousands of people, families and generations from all over Bulgaria. The purpose of the event is to popularize and preserve Rhodope folklore, culture and traditions. 

Every year the contest is gaining popularity among Bulgarians and foreigners.
The festival is a competition in three groups. For participation there are performers from France, Great Britain, Scotland, Hungary, the Netherlands, Japan and etc. There are no age restrictions for participation in the event, the only condition is that participants have to play on Kaba bagpipe. 




Saturday – 05.08.2017

10.30 - Open
11.00 – Competitive program
18.00 - Awarding 
Concert program


Sunday – 06.08.2017

11.30 - Opening the meeting of generations and folk program