Moving On from the Alka: Sinj to Host a Rural Products Fair

Daniela Rogulj

Image by TZ Sinj

After a successful 300th anniversary of the Alka tournament, the city of Sinj looks forward to holding its next spectacular event: the Rural Products Fair (Sinjski Sajam Sela – SAS).

From August 4-6, the agricultural holdings of the Sinj rural area are given an opportunity to present their traditional homemade products. Visitors will be able to taste and buy a variety of foods such as homemade cheeses, honey, smoked and cured meats, wines, brandies, oil, and eco products. There will also be a selection of traditional souvenirs, hand embroidery, utensils, and natural material jewelry.


Here is the full program for the 3 day event:

August 4

  • 18:00 – Sinj majorettes – performance

  • 18:20 – 19:00 – Association for the preservation of heritage of the Cetinska krajina region – performance

  • 19:00 – 20:30 – Angry house – entertainment programme

  • Refreshments for visitors – uštipci, cheese

August 5

  • Official opening with hosted show

  • 19:00 – wind band Nedelišće

  • 20:00 – Association of Trades and Crafts Sinj – Trades and Crafts show – traditional garment, fashion show, hair show, make-up, floral arrangements

  • 21:30 – concert (organised by the town of Sinj) – Bands: Ružin trn, Uzbuna, Iva Ajduković

  • Refreshments for visitors – uštipci, cheese

August 6

  • Exhibiting part of the fair (simultaneously with the traditional Evening of Chivalry and Folklore)

  • Around 20:00 – closing ceremony and handing out certificates of appreciation


Image by Branko Čović


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