Augustin is a two-year old commune, located at the river Olt bank, in a wonderful savage landscape. The wooden hills host a reach fauna of deers, bears, wolfs, foxes, boars and rabbits. This is why exciting hunting parties can be organized in the area and the tourists can taste the exquisite venatorial gastronomy.
Romanians and Magyars leave in good vicinage, borrowing each other customs. The tourist wishing to visit the area can be accommodated at the local boarding-houses, can ski, take one day hikes, light campfires, ride about in horse sleighs or participate at the village?s life. There is no pollution and the products are totally ecologic.
Tokos Josef, the mayor of Augustin, is involved in the durable commune?s development and he?s about to unfold various projects to attract structural funds. In order to support the agrotouring development, pieces of land where put on sale, ideals to build vacation houses. There are also projects to develop the infrastructure; the roads field involves the setting up of a range taking to The Bears? Cave, a 400-500 m long hollow.
The Village?s Feasts
The inhabitants still conserve the customs of long standing and organise balls as they used to celebrate once. All the inhabitants attend those feasts, dancing and singing. On Christmas, the Magyars wearing traditional clothes go to church, make a round in front of it and give the children presents. On the last New?s Year Eve, all the inhabitants attended the party organized by the mayor at the communitarian centre.
Augustin?s Days where first organized last year and included an exceptional folkloric show, performed by the vocalists Cornelia Radocea, Iosif Ioan Liviu, the modern dances band of the communitarian centre Baraolt, the folkloric band ?Tara Barsei?, the dancers of the local school. The evening also included a raffle offering two colour TV and two mobile phones. Benone Pepine made the choreography, while Petrisor Varga was in charge with the musical adaptation.
Beer, traditional ?mici? and refreshments flooded for two days in Augustin. The organizers delighted the participants with various surprises during the two days: several well-known vocalists and a very successful entertainment band where invited to perform on Augustin?s stage.