VII "Day of the Cauldron" Potato Paprikash Cooking Competition
This year’s "Day of the Cauldron" Potato Paprikash Cooking Competition took place on Saturday, May 30, 2009 in an excellent atmosphere. Fortunately, the event held in the courtyard of the Saint Emeric Retirement Home in Öregszőlő (Old Vineyard) wasn’t influenced by bad weather and 1,500-1,600 visitors attended to the location during the day.
Imre Jakus, chief organizer and host of the event told us that this year already 69 competitors entered in Potato Paprikash (25) and other cauldron categories (44). There was an entrant from Slovakia, while regarding the domestic competitors besides the local teams innumerous settlements of Hungary were represented: there were entrants from Székesfehérvár, Ózd, Borsodnádasd and Szolnok.
During the day the youth of Gyomaendrőd entertained the visitors with various performances and in the evening Cauldron Ball (Bográcsbál) closed the programmes with the cooperation of the Ricsi Trió music band. After dusk fireworks entertained the visitors.
On the occassion of Children's Day there was a playground available for the children free of charge all afternoon. Air castle, trampoline, sport and skill playground provided the selection. The adults could enjoy the firefighter show together with the small ones.