(Europe’s wildest party) 10.-14. August 2011
Dragacevo`s brass bands festival in Guča is a unique competition of folk brass bands in the world and one of the most important events of the overall national creativity and cultural amateurism in Serbia. Held each year in the first half of August (the first Festival was held in the churchyard of St. Archangel Gabriel`s Church in Guča, on the14th October 1961).
Enjoy exclusive GUČA BRASS FESTIVAL of remarkable energy, unbeatable excitements and unique invigorating atmosphere nominated the best Festival in the World ! Guča is the trumpet centre of Serbia and the world ! Your stay and relaxing possibilities are assured in traditional rural GUČA households by friendly Serbian hosts famous for their unforgettable hospitality ! Our hosts in Guča serve traditional home-made meals throughout and all-around….young cheese, kaymak, home-made bread, cheese-pie /gibanica/, corn bread, roasted piglet, honey… combined with delicious home-made šljivovica /slivovitz/. Excitements during Guča Brass Festival usually end in early morning hours and may assist you in maintaining your physical and mental system in tip top condition…
Guča Brass Festival programs are delightful and memorable: hundreds of brass orchestras playing unbeatable Serbian trumpet amongst them are orchestras lead by famous musicians as Dejan Lazarević, Feat Sejdić, Dejan Petrović and many other. Trumpet music became popular by astonishing music of Boban Marković and Goran Bregović and many other great performers of Balkan music ; thrilled visitors and locals of Guča dancing together “kolo” folklore dance; music playing and concerts on Guča stages and central stadium, traditional customs, old crafts and handwork competitions are held during the program of Guča Brass Festival… Friendly Guča hosts and BON VOYAGE representatives welcome guests from Serbia and all the world during the Guča Brass Festival. They provide lodging in their private households located in the center of Guča village /or nearby villages surrounded by magic landscape of Jelica Mountain/ and serve big traditional breakfast (2-3 double perfecly clean traditionally designed rooms with usage of bathrooms in every household). Should you rather take your tent and stay in the camp, during the Guča Brass Festival there are showers, electricity power supply and all necessary staff awaiting you.
1. MOKRA GORA, MEĆAVNIK Hill “Wooden Town” Full-day excursion including archaic train ride by “Šargan Eight”, visit to Mecavnik Woodentown, the Ethnosettlement run by world-famous film director Emir Kusturica, film performance, huge traditional organic lunch, van/coach transportation
2.ZLAKUSA VILLAGE and Potpećka Pecina Cave Full-day excursion including visit to Terzic’s Yard Zlakusa village Park with handmade ceramics exhibition, cave exploration, van/coach transportation