These days the entire Baile Herculane resort is preparing to celebrate. On 30th of May 2015, at the end of the month, in the Central Park, it will be held the Black Pine of Banat Festival, a traditional event which is this year at its 11th edition. The first edition took place in 2004 initiated in the project called “The Black Pine Woods in Banat – part of the network called Nature 2000” whose goal was to preserve on a long term the sub-mediterranean woods of Pinus Negrus Banatus which were included in the Domogled-Valea Cernei National Park.
Besides the folkloric events to be held by the kids and young people’s artistic groups from local communities from the area of Domogled-Valea Cernei National Park : Baile Herculane and Cornereva ( Caras Severin county ), Pades and Tismana ( Gorj county ), Baia de Arama, Ponoare, Isverna, Obarsa, Closami ( Mehedinti county) , there will also be a contest organized in traditional style included in the festival for pupils with the theme Black Pine of Banat, contest which will be juried and prized.
The organizers of this edition of the festival are the administration of the Domoglad-Valea Cernei Nation Park and the staff of the city hall of Baile Herculane. We invite the tourists who are here in this period on Valea Cernei to take part, together with the locals, in promoting this forestry species specific for Valea Cernei and which became one of the symbols of our resort, by participating to the Black Pine of Banat Festival.