Tbilisoba

Vendors selling locally made products such as cheese, wine, spirits, vegetables, fruits, handmade clothes and accessories, honey, dried fruits.

Community | Culture & Heritage | Food & Drink

Description

Lots of tourists are attracted by Georgian nature and cuisine. However, to truly experience Georgian culture and its many traditions, you must attend a few of the festivals held both in the capital and throughout the country. Tbilisoba is an annual October festival which celebrates the diversity and history of Tbilisi, the capital of Georgia. It was first held on October 28th, 1979, and has since become an established tradition. The festival features open-air concerts of traditional music and dancing and various cultural events, centered in Old Tbilisi, the historical part of the city. In addition, people from all over Georgia come to Tbilisi to represent their region at the fair of the harvest and Rtveli.

The central districts of the city will be full of different vendors selling locally made products such as cheese, wine, spirits, vegetables, fruits, handmade clothes and accessories, honey, dried fruits, Churchkhela. But the celebration is not all about food, you will experience theatrical performances from the country’s historical past, and dance and folk music shows, which end with a gala concert and fireworks.It is also customary to award honorary citizenship of the city of Tbilisi by City Hall during the course of the Festival.