If you’re a cherry lover and are looking for something to do this Sunday (9 July), why not take a trip to the 17th annual cherry festival at Nif.

17th Nif traditional Cherry Festival - a date for cherry lovers

Yörük Games Festival (Yörük Oyunları Şenliği)

This year the event starts at 14:00 with the Yörük Games Festival, including oil wrestling and local games throughout the afternoon.

17th Nif traditional Cherry Festival - a date for cherry lovers
Oil wrestling

Cherry Festival (Kiraz Festivali)

The Cherry Festival starts at 19:30 with the Fethiye Municipality Janissary Band followed by a cherry eating contest and the best cherry farmer award ceremony.

Concerts will also be given by Mustafa Selçukoğlu and Dilek Alşahan in the garden of Nif Elementary School.

About Nif – Arpacık

Nif – also known as Arpacık – is located high in the mountains above Üzümlü, at an altitude of 900 feet above sea level.

17th Nif traditional Cherry Festival - a date for cherry lovers
Cherry seller at the side of the road

The cooler temperatures and higher rainfall make the village an ideal location for growing enormous, deep red, glossy, juicy cherries.

Getting to Nif – Arpacık

17th Nif traditional Cherry Festival - a date for cherry lovers
Turn off to Nif

Click here to download the Travel Foundations Explore Fethiye with Village Driving Routes which includes directions for the Cherry drive

Escaping the heat

The temperatures are usually around 10 degrees cooler in Nif so it’s great way to get out of the heat for a while too. You may even need a wrap or a cardigan for the evening!

And you’ll be able to buy those delicious, juicy red cherries from local sellers at the side of the road!

17th Nif traditional Cherry Festival - a date for cherry lovers
Cherry sellers at the side of the road

We hope to see you there on Sunday.

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