The traditional Ilok grape harvest, the most important tourist and wine event in Croatia, will soon begin. In its 51st edition, it returns with a rich cultural and entertainment program and, of course, occasional eno contents. The event starts on August 23 and lasts until September 2, and the central part of this half-century tradition, the organizers announce, will take place on August 31 and September 1 with big concerts by the group Magazin and Miroslav Škora.The main organizer of the 51st Ilok Grape Harvest is the City of Ilok, led by Mayor Marina Budimir, and the event was realized in partnership with the Tourist Board of the City of Ilok. Also, the winemakers of the Srijem Wine Cluster and Ilok cellars are involved in the realization. The Museum of the City of Ilok, the Library and Reading Room, Matica Slovačke, numerous caterers, cultural and artistic societies and many others have enriched the program with their contents.This year, visitors can expect a lot of interactive and interesting content. Those who find themselves in the easternmost city of Croatia at that time will have the opportunity, among other things, to see the old folk custom of guarding the vineyards before the harvest – the so-called Pudarin, then the Danube Chicken Marathon, performances by cultural and artistic societies from Slavonia and Srijem, and the youngest will be able to participate in appropriate educational and entertainment workshops. With the inevitable gastronomic offer of authentic delicacies, visitors will be able to taste some of the top wines and participate in the 6th Night of Wine.Ilok once again profiled itself as the Danube wine kingdom, and wine again proved to be an excellent tourist product that attracts many lovers of good wine. But it also creates additional value – above all a brand that is skillfully positioned on the tourist map of Slavonia, the rest of Croatia, I would dare say the whole region.The Ilok grape harvest originated from the old Srijem-Slavonian custom of gathering people at the time of the beginning of the harvest with the aim of preserving the vineyards, but also more than that – celebrating the good year and the harvest. The entire arrangement of the Ilok grape harvest began in 1962, and over the years this folk custom has grown into one of the most famous and most attractive tourist and cultural-entertaining events.Ilok is still aware of the value that the local wine industry creates for the community and makes full use of the potential of this branch of production. Ilok grape harvests, but also other wine festivals in Ilok are an example of the good rise of this rich, but unfortunately often forgotten area. Evil tongues may say “is it wine again?”, But why reveal hot water, when an established but unpolished tourist product is at hand. The very fact that from year to year the Ilok grape harvest is visited by an increasing number of tourists from all over Croatia, but also from Vojvodina and nearby regions, speaks for itself. Ilok should be applauded because in turbulent times it recognized its strengths and specialized in the tourist offer, which, we repeat, proved to be a recipe for success and a positive story from sleeping Slavonia.You can follow the program of the 51st Ilok grape harvest at the official online headquarters Harrow, To the tourist board i social platforms.