Georgian capital hosted the Pickle and Preserve Festival organized by Marneuli Food Factory at Rike within the framework of Tbilisoba Celebration. Visitors of the city took part in the event along with locals.
Pickle and preserve corners got organized within the Pickle and Preserve Festival framework, where the guests had the opportunity to taste delicious pickles and preserves of Marneuli Food Factory made of Georgian fruits and vegetables. Products of Marneuli Food Factory were sold at special prices for the Festival visitors. Folklore Group Modzakhili took part in the event. The children enjoyed the sweets and had fun with favorite fairy tale heroes, animators on stilts and magicians.
The Pickle and Preserve Festival was held for the first time last year in the capital at Tbilisoba celebration. This year the Festival took start in Bakhmaro Village of Chokhatauri Region. The Festival coincided with the traditional annual horse race being held at the Feast of Transfiguration. Riders, Bakhmaro visitors, representatives of the local government and the sports community took part in the Festival along with locals.
The festival was held in 12 largest cities of Georgia: in Batumi on September 1-2, Akhaltsikhe on September 6, Gori on September 7, Ozurgeti on September 13, Zugdidi on September 14, Kutaisi on September 20, Sampredia on Sptember 21, Gurjaani on September 27, Marneuli on October 4, Rustavi on October 18 (at Rustavoba celebration). The festival traditionally ended in the capital at Tbilisoba celebration.