Kafkasör Kültür, Sanat ve Turizm Festivali

Cultural in Artvin

This popular festival, held in the Kafkasör Yaylası pasture, 7km uphill southwest from town, features folk dance and music, wrestling and, most famously, boğa güreşleri (bloodless bull-wrestling) in one of Turkey's few bullfighting rings. The bulls, classified by the thickness of their necks and matched accordingly, lock horns and push and shove at each other until one backs off and is defeated.

The festival runs over several days in late June or early July.