Plum Festival

27-th and 28-th August 2016

It is only natural that in the commune that is the greatest plum area in the country it was decided to organize Plum Festival. The event was invented by the then social activist Jan Klamczyński in 1998. Since that time, the event is held every year by the end of August. It is at the same time the greatest outdoor event in Szydłów and one of the greatest ventures of this type in the Świętokrzyskie province.

The leitmotiv of the event are certainly plums. There are several varieties of this fruit presented on the exhibitions. You can taste the fruit as well as any type of plum dishes. During the event, the time-honoured show of plum drying “on sticks” is presented, which in a slightly changed form is still practiced in Szydłów. There is, certainly, plum brandy of Szydłów, which is quickly winning recognition no less than plum brandy of Łącko. During “Plum Festival” there is a very attractive artistic programme prepared which is usually completed by a performance of a top-notch stage star. So far, the guests of Szydłów were, among others: Krzysztof Krawczyk, Urszula, “Czerwone Gitary” or “Skaldowie” band. Organizers also ensure great time in the amusement park.