The Podhale , which means under the mountain meadows, is located in the foothills of the Tatra range of the Carpathian Mountains.
The region is characterized by a rich tradition of folklore and inhabited by humorous, religious and welcoming highlanders.
For last two hundred years Tatra Mountains and Podhale played an important role in polish culture.
Local culture and nature inspired many artists...composers, painters, poets. Town of Zakopane become main center for polish artistic, political and scientific life.
Podhale is especially photogenic because of its rich folk traditions, original architecture and beautiful mountain views.
Typically the herds come back at the beginning of September and the festival is held. Dairy products; oscypek and zentyca are tested, there are fun competitions, music and dance.