The Wdzydze Fair in Wdzydze Kiszewskie
Wdzydze Kiszewskie is a renowned summertime village, located between the forests at the confluence of the three arms of Lake Wdzydze, called the „Kashubian Sea”. From the harbor in Wdzydze you can get on a cruise ship.
In 1906, Teodor ad Izydora Gulgowscy established a place meant to cultivate Kashubian Folk traditions. A successor of this place is the Kashubian Etnographic Park. Thanks to the idea of Gulgowscy, the Kashubian traditions of embroidery and plaiting have survived to this day. The wdzydze embroidery, created by Izydora Gulgowska in the early 20th century, is still one of the most recognizable elements of Koashubian folklore. Thanks to that, you can still visit numerous workshops cultivating family traditions.
In th Kashubian Etnographic Park, visitors can see more than 40 monuments of wooden folk architecture from the area of Kaszuby and the nearby Kociewie.
Each year, on the third sunday of July. The Kashubian Etnographic Park organizes the Wdzydze Fair. This is the greatest outdoor folklore event in Kashuby. It has been organized for more than 40 years. Each year, the fair is visited by thousands of people, who have a chance to get familiar with the history and culture of Kaszuby.
Stalls with wicker, crafts from wood, paper, straw, and hay, as well as special dishes of Kashubian cuisine atrtract with their original masterpieces.
One of the greatest attractions of the Wdzydze Fair is the pole-climbing contest, which used to be one of the main elements of the countryside fairs.