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July 20, 2021

64TH COWS BALL IN BOHINJ

Unique traditional event, celebrating the end of grazing and tourist summer season.

The biggest holiday in Bohinj!

Cows’ Ball is a traditional event that was in the 1950s organised as a festive event for local people, who welcomed herdsmen and they jointly celebrated the end of the tourist and grazing season. The event is 63 years old. 

Cows rule the mountains and pastures in Bohinj. Every autumn we prepare a ceremony for them, when, decorated with flowers, they return to the valley after several months grazing in the mountains. This is a traditional event in Bohinj which has taken place for more than 60 years.

The Cows’ Ball is a legendary annual traditional event in Bohinj and a unique celebration of the cows’ return from the pastures when together with herdsmen and herdswomen they return to the valley. For this occasion, the cows are decorated with flowers. They are accompanied by herdsmen and herdswomen, who bring herds of cattle and carry “basenga” on their shoulders – everything they need to make cheese and other things they need for living on pastures.

This tradition has been celebrated for more than 60 years. In the past, farmers, as a habit, welcomed the herdsmen and because this occasion at the end of summer swiftly became known to all people of Bohinj, it soon turned into an event or celebration for the entire valley

  • EVENT PROGRAMME 2021 (in the making!)

    • Folk music bands
    • Folklore performances of folklore groups
    • THE ARRIVAL OF THE CATTLE FROM THE MOUNTAINS
    • Wind bands
    • Zyther player
    • Timber reproduction presentations
    • Children’s ball
    • Local food and drinks
    • Real Bohinj’s cheese

 

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How to get to the event venue?

GUIDED HIKE

TO COWS’ BALL BY BOAT

  • Package includes: return ride by panoramic boat (Ribčev Laz – Ukanc – Ribčev Laz), Cows’ Ball event ticket and entrance fee for the visit of the Savica Waterfall
  • Price: 12 EUR for adults and 6 EUR for kids between 7 and 14 years of age, free of charge for children up to 6 years of age
  • Additional information: [email protected] or [email protected], +386 (0)4 57 47 590

TO COWS’ BALL BY TRAIN (FROM LJUBLJANA AND NOVA GORICA DIRECTIONS)

  • Package includes: return ticket for the train, return ride by bus from the train station to the event venue, Cows’ Ball event ticket and entrance fee for the visit of the Savica Waterfall
  • Price: 9 EUR for adults and 3 EUR for kids between 7 and 14 years of age, free of charge for children up to 6 years of age
  • Packages can be purchased at the train station registers
  • Additional information: [email protected], +386 (0)4 57 47 590

ORGANISED FREE TRANSPORT

  • free bus time table – in the making!
  • Additional information: [email protected], +386 (0)4 57 47 590

USEFUL LINKS

Organizer:

  • Turistično društvo Bohinj

We would like to inform all visitors that due to coronavirus restrictions of cultural services to end-users in the Republic of Slovenia, public cultural events may be attended only by end-users who meet the criteria (PCT – persons, who have overcome the COVID-19 virus, vaccinated persons, and tested persons). The use of a protective mask is mandatory at events that take place indoors!

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