Cows' ball - TD Bohinj

65th Cows’ Ball

The biggest holiday in Bohinj!

Cows' ball in Bohinj is the oldest event, which was mainly a holiday for the locals,
who rejoiced at the end of the tourist and grazing season, all the way until
the 1950s. Tourist Association Bohinj has been organizing the event for more
than 60 years. The event is attended by herders, who bring decorated herds
of cattle from the higher mountains and bring a "basenga" on their shoulders
(everything they need to make cheese and other things necessary for life on
the mountain). In the idyllic Ukanc we always provide a rich program with 
an ensemble, folklore dancers and brass bands, as well as a good home-made
food and drink. Cows' Ball is a real Bohinj holiday that you should not miss.

65th Cows' Ball will be on 17th September 2023.

Photography: Mitja Sodja
  • Where and when?

    Where: Ukanc, Bohinj

    When: from 17.9.2023 10:00 to 17.9.2023 18:00

  • Program


    • folk music ensemble
    • the arrival of Bohinj Alpine dairy farmers with “basenga” and the arrival of Bohinj cika cattle
    • local folklore groups with guests
    • Bohinj brass band with guests
    • local Bohinj food (žganci, sour milk, blanched sauerkraut …)
    • the market of domestic, handcraft and artificial crafts and providers with the Bohinjsko/From Bohinj certificate
    • agricultural and forestry machinery
    • programme for children
    • awards for the most beautiful cika cow and the declaration of the Queen of the mountains, the winner among whole cika cattle on the event
    • … 
      Bohinj herders
      Folklore group KD Bohinj and KUD Triglav Srednja vas v Bohinju
      Music Band Bohinj
      Mali oglasi band with line dance dancers
      Home-made Bohinj food
      Bohinj cheese
      Presentation of agricultural and forestry machinery
      Children’s workshops
      Presentation of CIKA`s – an autochthonous breed of cows
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