Golden Boat Festival
June 17, 2017
On June 17 the Sobornaya
Square of the ancient town of Kasimov will become a stage for the Golden Boat Festival. The fest will
recreate the atmosphere of a fair in a district town of the 19thcentury. The festival areas will include blacksmiths, grooms, potters, weavers,
acrobats and jesters. The stage in the centre of the square will house a
colourful show and guests will have a chance to see craft works from various
Kasimov villages — Pushkarskaya, Tatarskaya, Yamskaya — as well as make
souvenirs themselves during one of the numerous master classes.
Craftsmen of the
Tatarskaya village will show guests how to work on a potter’s wheel and will
give a master class on forging horseshoes. The visitors will be able to taste
national Tatar and Russian species in an inn, a teashop or a tavern like in
ancient Kasimov. In the Pushkarskaya village guests will be introduced to
traditional Russian crafts — weaving and clay modelling. The craftsmen of the
village will share their secrets of making a national motanka doll. Here you
can also mint a coin to remember by.
Craftsmen of Yamskaya
village will tell many interesting things about an old folk craft of the Kasimov
land — the Vyrkovo toy, give master classes on making a rag doll and a bast
If you wish you can also
visit the bell tower of the Uspenskaya (Assention) cathedral, admire Kasimov
from a bird’s eye view and learn the complicated science of bell ringing.