Guca 2009 Trumpet Festival

Every year near Cacak, a sleepy little town is transformed.  The population swells from the few thousands into the hundreds of thousands as people from all over the world come to hear trumpet music.  What’s going on?  It’s the Guca Trumpet Festival (warning…the link starts autoplaying music). 

Last year, our Serb friends told us not to go…but, this year, I wanted to see what it was all about.  I knew nothing other than what I had read on the internet.  I was really worried it would be a big drunk fest; however, when I was there during the day, the atmosphere was more like a county fair or carnival.

Below are a few of the pictures I took.  For more, check out the flickr guca 2009 trumpet festival set.


Gotta watch out for that swine flu pandemic!!

This dude was letting people pet his snake. Shudder…..

This was set up on a hill above the town.

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