About Sights – Tushetoba Festival
“Tushetoba” (Georgian: თუშეთობა) is a festival held every summer in Tusheti National Park. The festival celebrates Tushetian cultural heritage and is traditionally opened with horse racing. A flag and a sheep is awarded to the winner.
The horse race is always hotly contested!
Tusheti (Georgian: თუშეთი) is an isolated mountainous region in the north east of Georgia where life has remained largely unchanged for centuries. The festival aims to present Tusheti culture to visitors and help promote tourism in this beautiful part of Georgia.
Visitors can watch demonstrations of traditional Tusheti cheese-making and see how Khinkali is made.
Traditional crafts are displayed, including the famous Tushetian embroidery and hand-made thick felt.
Traditional Tushetian musical instruments, folk songs and Tush melodies create a lively and truly unforgettable event.
Come and join in the spectacular Tushetoba Festival!