Day of Charcoal Makers in Stari vrh
The Day of Charcoal Makers is a traditional cultural and ethnographic event organized by the Stari vrh Tourist Association every year on the first Sunday in August since 1972. It shows the harvesting of wood, setting up a pile, charcoal burning and the use of charcoal, culminating in the festive lighting of the pile.
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This is one of the oldest and largest events in the Upper Carniola region.
The entertainment part of the event includes a tasting of homemade delicacies, namely “koparski žganci” and black coffee, as well as “Tazelen” (the “Green One”), which is a real charcoal makers’ drink. Of course, grilled delicacies, charcoal makers’ chicken and other specialties are also available.
Competitors can try themselves in logging, and visitors can see various exhibitions. A pleasant musical atmosphere is also ensured.