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International Festival of blacksmith art "Iron field

09 Aug 2019
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About International Festival of blacksmith art "Iron field

 

Blacksmiths from across the country gather together in Ustyuzhna district to compete with each other in craft abilities. This event takes place annually on the first weekend of August as a part of the Pozdeevskaya fair. In front of the visitors eyes masters by using a hammer make nails, horseshoes or art decorations from pieces of metal. Works of the winners of the contest decorate central square of Ustyuzhna: vintage lantern, heeled flea, garden bench under the fairy mushroom with butterflies and snails and a symbol of peace and goodness – the sun. Blacksmith art master classes, different contests and competitions, performances of local bands and art groups are part of the Pozdeevskaya fair program. The event takes place in one of the cities of Federal tourist route "the Silver Necklace of Russia" - in Ustyuzhna. It has long been considered a centre of metalwork and gun-smithing in Russia.

 

The city is also famous as the birthplace of N.Gogol’s “Revizor and the birthplace of the best works of writer A. I. Kuprin. Foreign tourists can get acquainted with the city and with the ancient craft of blacksmithing from different regions of Russia. The festival attracts more than a hundred artists and more than 15 thousand visitors. Also foreign visitors can drive along the tourist route Glowing heart of the Russian North  which has been officially included in the register of Federal routes, focused on crafts and industry of the Russian North.

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