Kutno Rose Festival

Kutno Rose Festival
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The Kutno Rose Festival (Święto Róży) is an annual exhibition of roses and flower arrangements held in the Polish town of Kutno on the first or second weekend in September. The town’s motto is “Kutno – City of Roses” (Kutno – Miasto Róż), so there is no wonder that it hosts one of Poland’s largest and most famous flower exhibitions.

The Kutno Rose Festival was founded in 1975 by the Kutno House of Culture, the town’s main cultural hub. Originally named the Kutno Rose Fair, the event featured a rose exhibition, handicrafts made by local artisans, and folk music performances. For the next 15 years, it was a cost-free event with no sponsorship. Neither florists nor musicians received any money for participating.

In 1990, the Kutno Rose Fair was renamed the Kutno Rose Festival and began to develop into what it is now. The organizers expanded the exhibition to include flower arrangements and began to invite well-known artists to draw more attendees. This approach helped make the festival a really popular event.

The heart of the Kutno Rose Festival is the rose and flower arrangement exhibition. It features local rose breeders and florists as well as guest participants from Latvia, Lithuania, Russia and other countries, who present an impressive selection of rose varieties and beautiful flower arrangements. Each festival has a theme that encourages the participants to create exhibits inspired by it.

Along with the exhibition, the program of the festival includes floristic shows, workshops for children and adults, concerts and stage shows, fairground rides, contests, art exhibitions, special events for kids, conferences, picnics, souvenir and food vendors, and other events and activities for visitors of all ages. One of the main highlights of the Kutno Rose Festival is the annual Rose Rally that was first held in 2009. The festivities are presided over by the Rose Queen.

Kutno Rose Festival




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