The sixth edition of the festival includes the localities Archita, Roades, Saschiz, Homorod, Rupea, Crit, Mesendorf, Cloasterf, Bunesti and Viscri, featuring the crafts theme center featuring the Saxon crafts festival.
Haferland week is waiting for over 6,000 tourists from Romania and abroad, with activities that are most interesting for all ages: craft workshops, children's activities, jazz concerts and classical music in fortified churches, film screenings, theater shows, bicycle rides, music and dance exhibitions, local brunch and already famous Saxon ball.
Crafts and traditions in Haferland are part of the living history of Romania, and participants at the festival will be able to take part in workshops of carpentry, leather, sculpture, weaving, furniture painting, pottery, panties and knitted fabrics.
Moreover, the participants at the festival will be able to take part in a special concert on August 4, when Stradivarius Elder-Voicu's violin will arrive in Haferland for a recital performed by violinist Alexandru Tomescu in the Fortified Church of Crit.
Another new feature of this year's edition is the BMW oldtimers exhibition, supported by Automobile Bavaria, and on August 4, at Crit, on the festival's main day, tourists will be able to admire the BMW Isetta, BMW 1600-2 and BMW 2002 tii.
This year's edition of the festival is organized with the support of Rompetrol sponsors, Remarul 16 February, Automobile Bavaria Group, MHS Truck & Bus Group, Selgros, Aqua Carpatica and Samburesti Domains, Hochland, Mikim, Ursus, Bavaria Tour and Schaeffler Romania and its partners Astra Sibiu, German Saxons Association, Cantus Mundi, Transylvanian Hills, Icon Arts and Dimitrie Gusti Village Museum in Bucharest. The event is co-financed by the Brasov County Council and the Ministry of Culture and National Identities.
The organizers of the event, the Michael Schmidt Foundation supported by the Adept Foundation, Saschiz Women's Neighborhood, Saschiz City Hall, Mihai Eminescu Trust Foundation, Tabaluga Foundation and the Nowero Rupea Association and the Rupea City Hall, have proposed not only to promote the Saxon villages but also the community and which goes further with the Saxon traditions in pottery, embroidery, painting or other area-specific activities. The full program of the festival can be found at www.haferland.ro.