"Girvas" is the biggest auto show in Karelia. The core of the festival is an off-road contest: sand race, trial in the Suna river and orientation in the forests nearby the Palye-ozero lake. In addition we introduce a new contest category for viewers "Pedestrian".
"Girvas" is a family event, so moreover there is an entertainment for both adults and children: K9 demonstration, ATV driving, test-drives, concert of Karelian bands etc. You can taste local food at the “Karelian cuisine” restaurant.
Festival lasts one day but contestants usually stay at camping for some days after the competition fishing and swimming and having rest. The local weather in July is fine.
This year the festival took possession of the pirates! Gentlemens of Fortune have made adjustments to the program of the festival: in the first place, they plan to raise the camp "Jolly Roger"
Full participants of "Girvas" are clubs, vintage cars, airbrush studios. And, of course, a large number of spectators who come sometimes for hundreds of miles to relax in a wonderful place of nature, look at the cars and take part in competitions.
And in the end of the day everyone is waiting for a rock concert. A great program for a summer weekend.
Source: information and photos belongs to the official festival website www.autogirvas.ru
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How to get there:
From Petrozavodsk on the federal highway "Kola" to the north, passing Kondopoga, to the intersection with a turn on Girvas. There is a large road sign. Near the intersection there is a gas station. After turning the need to move a few kilometers towards the village Girvas. Over half a mile to the village will stand markings festival and pointers that will help to focus on forest roads. Total mileage from Petrozavodsk to Girvas is 101 kilometers.
Coordinates: 62 30,208 / 33 43,065