Some 376 companies, about 400 entrepreneurs and 480 folk artists are participating in the fair. Performances and workshops will be held in historical mansions built in the 19th century during famous Ukrainian-born writer Mykola Hohol's lifetime.
More than 40 folk craftsmen are holding classes on embroidery, pottery, basket weaving and origami, as well as aqua-makeup, the creation of motanky dolls and Didukh Christmas decorations made from a sheaf of wheat, beading and products made of polymer clay, along with blacksmith goods, wreaths, straw hats, candles, etc.
One can also learn how to cook the best Ukrainian borshch soup, halushky and varenyky dumplings and distill the alcohol drink varenukha.
This year's fair is hosting producers from Vietnam, India, Latvia, Belarus, Georgia, Azerbaijan, Sri Lanka and Pakistan.
The closing ceremony is scheduled for Aug. 21.