"Full-on reconstructions of battles and pyrotechnic shows, cultural traditions and life in different centuries, old crafts and authentic cuisine, interactive activities and master classes. 8 historical sites − from ancient times to the 20th century, more than 2000 years of history of Crimea and Sevastopol in 3 days. Every day − a lot of interesting events in all eras. Choose the time and era that you like most, and come for history," the organizers of the festival told.
So, guests of the event will be offered to visit the following historical sites:
- Ancient Taurica of the 1st-3rd century AD. It combines Greek culture, ancient games and crafts. Visitors will be able to watch dances of Bacchantes and Vestals, Diana and Actaeon, Sacrifice to Apollo, Theseus and the Minotaur and other theatrical performances. And, of course, it will not do without gladiator fights.
- Ancient Russia of 9-11 centuries. On the site they will shoot from a bow, fence and throw spears, juggle with replicas of medieval weapons and undergo tests to identify the best squad man. Guests will be told about ancient Russian weapons, they will show the knights’ tournaments and how the team fight of the squad.
- Genoese in the Crimea of the 15th century. Here you will be given master classes on drill ground, fencing, calligraphy and drawing. They will also offer you to fight in a battle and tell fortunes on the cards. An interactive playground with outdoor and board games, medieval dances and music, an alchemistry show, and a tour of the Italian estate Loko Chimbali await visitors.
- 250 years of the 1771 Russian Army campaign of Crimea. For the first time, the festival will feature the troops that under the command of Prince Vasily Dolgorukov-Krymsky, drove the Turks out of Crimea. The program includes drill ground training of the Russian Army, a shot from a cannon, a lecture about Russian military uniform in the Crimean campaigns.
- Crimean War of 1853-1856. Visitors will be able to see the life of the soldiers of the Russian, French and English armies of that period, as well as see dances of the 19th century.
- The Great Patriotic War. This year, the site is dedicated to the combat history of the 51st Detached Army, which defended Stalingrad and liberated Sevastopol. During all three days the songs of the war years performed by the accordion player will be performed.
- Cold War. Guests will see the exhibition of weapons of Soviet troops and a would-be enemy, learn about the role of Sevastopol in the world confrontation at that time and take part in a radio quest.
- Archaeological quest. This playground is designed for children. They will be offered to search and hide various artifacts.
All historical sites are open from 12:00 to 07:00 p.m.
The key events of the festival will also be military and historical reconstructions. The CMHF participants will reconstruct three battles. It will be large-scale and spectacular.
- September 24: Defense of Stalingrad. 1942
- September 25: The Battle of Sevastopol. 1944
- September 26: Crimean War. The Storming of the Sevastopol Fortress
All reconstructions will take place at the parade-ground theater of the Great Patriotic War. Each starts at 05:00 p.m.
The Park address: Sevastopol, Balaklava district, Pervomaiskoyeh village.