In June, on the night before the Feast of St. John, a mediaeval village comes to life at the foot of Wawel Hill by the Vistula. Artists and historians dedicate their time to tirelessly introducing Cracovians and tourists to old Polish customs, traditions, crafts, music and dance.
Held over three days, the event is a great history lesson, taught through games, workshops and re-enactments. St. John’s Fair is an encounter with the Golden Age, with history and memories of the lives of kings, rulers, chieftains, priests and judges as well as ordinary people: peasants, burghers, artists, students and soldiers.
The fair enchants children and adults alike. Young visitors enjoy educational trails, performances and outdoor puzzles and games.