August 20 Crafts Festival marks 30th anniversary
The theme of this year's festival will be toys and games, giving visitors a chance to try street games, activities designed to improve hand skills or traditional folk instruments. The event will also feature various dance and street theatre performances.
A total of twelve countries will be represented at the festival with this year's guests of honour being Uzbekistan, China and Russia's Republic of Sakha.
Uzbekistan will be represented by a family specialising in brass embossing as well as a carpet weaver, a textile painter, a wood carver, a blacksmith and other craftsmen. Chinese craftsmen will include a tea artist, a batik-maker, an embroidery maker and others.
Hungarian craftsmen will include weavers, coopers, roofers, and passementerie maker among others.
Visitors will also get to take a closer look at crafts from Turkey, Spain, Moldova, Kyrgyzstan, Kazakhstan, Tajikistan, and Turkmenistan.