The annual event, held by the municipal Department of Culture, Sports and Tourism and the Department of Agriculture and Rural Development aims to introduce domestic and foreign visitors wide range of fruit from the South of the country.

The festival includes a wide range of activities, starting with a floating fruit market, selling more than 1,000 tonnes of famous fruits at prices which are 20-40 percent lower than in the market.

The highlight of the event is the “safe and delicious fruit” contest with the participation of nearly 600 artisans from 21 provinces and cities.

Another contest involves more than 100 artisans to make things from fruit.