In the heart of Gospić, on Stjepan Radić Square, from October 1 to 3, the twenty-third “Autumn in Lika” will be held. Launched back in 1999, this traditional exhibition has become the most important economic, cultural and ethno event in Lika-Senj County.
This year, the citizens of Gospić and their guests will be introduced to small farms, entrepreneurs and numerous schools, cooperatives, associations and public institutions that produce various food, useful and decorative items and thus preserve the tradition of the region.
During the event, visitors will have the opportunity to hear the original folk songs, enjoy the rich taste and aroma of Lika cuisine and see plum jam baking, clay products making, metal forging and making wooden souvenirs.
Friday, October 1st
The exhibition begins on Friday, October 1 at 10 am with a performance by the Wind Orchestra of the City of Gospić and the majorettes of the City of Gospić, after which the hosts will officially open the event.
At 12.30 the opening ceremony of the Development Center of Lika-Senj County is scheduled, while at 13.00 there will be a show of horse-drawn carriages in the center of Gospić, organized by the Horse Breeding Association Dorat – Gospić.
TS Patrioti, Folklore group “Degenija” and HKUD Lika will take care of the good atmosphere on the first day.
Saturday, October 2nd
The second day of the event begins with the opening of the 11th Lička Pramenka Exhibition and the 2nd State Buša Exhibition organized by the Croatian Agency for Agriculture and Food, the Association of Sheep Breeders Lika – Gospić and the Association of Buša Breeders.
At the same time, the 1st Exhibition of Croatian Cold-blooded Horses of Lika-Senj County will be opened, organized by the Association of Horse Breeders Sokol from Otočac in cooperation with the Horse Breeding Association “Dorat” Gospić and the Central Association of Croatian Cold-blooded Breeders.
Exactly at noon, the results of the 19th evaluation of honey, the 15th evaluation of cheese and the 13th evaluation of rakija will be presented.
The opening of the 5th Central European Entrepreneurship Forum-CEEF2021 in KIC Gospić is scheduled for 3 pm, followed by the promotion of the monograph “Intellectual Capital – 30 Years of Theory and Practice in the World and in Croatia”.
At 4.30 pm on Stjepan Radić Square, the awards ceremony for the most successful exhibitors at the Autumn in Lika 2021 exhibition and the awards of the Gospić Tourist Board “Green Flower” will begin, followed by the fashion show of the Ethno Boutique “Mara”.
Throughout the day, the program will be enriched with performances by Lika KUDs and folklore ensembles: FA Dr. Ante Starčević Gospić, Association for the Preservation of Heritage of the Cetina region, KUD “Lipa” Sinac, KUD “Eugen Kumičić – Križišće, HKUD Korenica, Native Society Sinac – Zagreb, HKUD “Široka Kula” and KUD Ljeskovac, Vinkovci.
Sunday, October 3rd
On the last day of Autumn in Lika, on Sunday, October 3, a rich cultural and artistic program awaits us with performances by the Tamburitza ensemble “Velebit”, KUD “Jelsa” and the Subcommittee of SKD “Prosvjeta” Udbina. At 3.30 pm, the award ceremony for the exhibitors is scheduled.
Autumn in Lika is organized by the Lika-Senj County and the Public Institution Development Agency of the Lika-Senj County “Lira” in cooperation with the City of Gospić.
The event is sponsored by the Ministry of Agriculture, the Ministry of Economy and Sustainable Development and the Ministry of Tourism and Sports. The event is held under the auspices of the President of the Croatian Parliament Gordan Jandroković.
The event will be held in accordance with the prescribed epidemiological measures and all exhibitors and visitors are invited to adhere to them.