From 2012, on the first weekend of September, Ivailovgrad hosts an international festival of traditional food, livelihood and crafts "The culinary heritage of Thrace".
Organizers are Ivaylovgrad Municipality and Community centre "Probuda-1914".
The festival includes producers of sweet, herbs, spices, fruits, vegetables, bee products, tahana, wine, schnapps, pastry products and typical dishes from the region of Ivaylovgrad as well as regions of France, Greece, Turkey. Many craftsmen, sculptors, artists and others also participate in the festival.
Ivaylovgrad, the square in front of the Municipality