The first edition of the National Folk Festival „Vama de la Munte” was organised in Vama Buzăului Commune, Brașov County in a festive setting, on an open air stage, beyond Buzău River. Many important Romanian folk artists went on stage: Mircea Vintilă, Vasile Șeicaru, Victor Socaciu, „Fără Zahăr” band, „Ecoul - Magda Pușcaș și Sorina Bloj” band, Marius Bațu, Florin Săsărman, Vali Șerban, Adrian Beznă, CalenDar band and others. Coordinator: Ducu Bertzi, who was also a performing artist.
Straw bales instead of chairs!
„There were traditional products and fire camp. Straw pales were used instead of chairs. We have promotional projects for the local gastronomy „Gastro Local”. We wish for such activities to help tourism develop in Vama Buzăului. This type of music matches perfectly the eco style. We want tourism for all ages. We ask tourists and locals to leave the environment as clean as they found it when attending an event in our commune”. declared Mayor Tiberiu Nicolae Chirilaș
A heaven’s corner
„I have instantly fallen in love with Vama Buzăului. Nature is fantastic, people are great, children start to play the guitar; this place is blessed. The local gastronomy is fantastic. I have immediately accepted the project of this festival and all artists answered positively. It was extraordinary, a festival that will be a choice of tourists in this heaven’s corner”. declared artist Ducu Bertzi, clearly touched.
The bisons, a magnet for tourists
The Nature Reserve „Valea Zimbrilor” from Vama Buzăului is also attracting many tourists. Only in July 2019 the Reserve was visited by 10,000 tourists, and since the beginning of the year till now, there were 40,000 tourists. The Reserve was established in 2008; the access is done via DN (National Road) 10, and lies on a surface of 90 hectares. If in 2008 the first two bisons were brought from Austria, two from Switzerland and one from Italy, in 2018 there were 26. The name of the first bison born in the Reserve is called Gențiana.
Ileana Gafton Dragoș