Çorum Provincial Directorate of Culture and Tourism

Local Activities

International Çorum Hittites Fear and Festival 

The Çorum Hittites Fair which started to be celebrated in our town in 1981,  the 100th birthday anniversary of Mustafa Kemal Atatürk, brought a new dimension in our city in terms of social, cultural, economical colour. This helps  introduce the old civilizations in our city to the world, improve the touristic potential, empower the social peace and the introduction of the industry in our city which has developed a lot in recent years. Çorum Hittites Fair is held every July.  

Kargı  Fair

It is not known when the fair started. But, it is held in Kargı Plain which was known as “Ayın – Oyun”  until 1938 but known as Eyinönü. The place is a crossroad among Kastamonu-Taşköprü-Tosya , Sinop-Boyabat, Osmancık and Kargı. Eğinönü has kept its importance as it is  a trade crossroad among these places.

Kargı fair is held in the first week of November. The Ayın-Oyun Fair is said to be held in the early September. Ayın – Oyun Fair lasts for two weeks. Apart from Kargı, with the participation of Boyabat-Sinop, Kastamonu, Taşköprü, Tosya, Osmancık ve İskilip , fairs were also held. 

In the first week, tradesmen, artisans and merchants sell their goods. The most important beauty of the shopping was that there was no limitation in the price of the goods. The owner of the goods sell it at any price. 

The second week was named as “Çobanlar Fair”  in which the animals were traded.During the week, the owners of the animals had the chance to trade them. The sporting activity in Ayın-Oyun Fair was javelin. The teams coming from the neighbourhood area had competitive events. Kargı Fair started to be held in the centre of Kargı in 1939.

The fair started to be held in the area of present Cumhuriyet Primary School . In the following years, it was held in İnönü, Yayla and Karaoğlanoğlu Streets. The animal trade and sporting events were held in the place called Kin Pazarı.

On Saturday riding a horse takes place instead of juvenile ; In the afternoon sporting events such as atletism ; concerts are organized.

 On Sunday wrestling used to be held. On Saturday and Sunday , the activities used to be held in Kargı Lawn.

The fair organised in early November has an important place in city’s economy and culture. Rice, okra and skin bag cheese are introduced and marketed here.       


Name of The Activity

Place and Organization

The Date When It Was Held The First

Celebration Date

The Duration (Day)

International Hittites Festival


(Çorum Municipality)


July 2010


Culture and Introduction Festival

Çorum / Bayat İlçesi

(Bayat Belediye Başkanlığı)


August 2010


Seventh Boğazkale Cultural Events

Çorum / Boğazkale İlçesi

(Boğazkale Belediye Başkanlığı)


07-08 August 2010


Dodurgalılar Foundation Activities

Çorum / Dodurga İlçesi

(Dodurga Belediye Başkanlığı)


25– 26 July 2010 


Kargı Fair

Çorum / Kargı İlçesi

(Kargı Belediye Başkanlığı)


01-07 November 2010



Çorum / Sungurlu İlçesi

(Sungurlu Belediye Başkanlığı)


Between June and October


Karakucak Oil Wrestling

Çorum / Sungurlu İlçesi

(Sungurlu Belediye Başkanlığı)


Between June and October


Festivals and Celebrations

Çorum / Sungurlu İlçesi

(Sungurlu Belediye Başkanlığı)


Between June and October


Kutlu Week ( The week in which our prophet was born)

Çorum / Sungurlu İlçesi

(Sungurlu Belediye Başkanlığı)


In April


Aşure (Noah's Pudding ) Day

Çorum / Sungurlu İlçesi

(Sungurlu Belediye Başkanlığı)


In January


Plain and Culture Day

Çorum / Uğurludağ İlçesi

(Uğurludağ Belediye Başkanlığı)


01 August 2010