The greatest traditional fair in the country lasts three days in the second weekend of October. In Fekete Tó Vásar (Black Lake Market) there is no item, object or piece that cannot be found, whether new, second hand or over 100 years old. Negreni continues in all its grimy, smoky backcountry capitalist glory. Clothes, furniture, footwear, cars and bicycles ... dowry chests.
Among the sellers and musicians many are Gabors and gypsies (Seventh Day Adventists) who do not eat pork or drink alcohol (beer is not considered alcohol).
On the other hand, during the fair, the villagers entrepreneurs make money from parking . They invite tourists to park their cars in their yards and gardens, for a fee .
From the police log: Police raid at the Negreni Fair. They seized dozens of ancient coins, paintings and jewlery traded illegally. The event was attended by police officers charged with a criminal investigation to protect the national cultural heritage. The activities were conducted with the support of the fraud investigation department. Further to controls more than 87 persons were identified selling antique and medieval coins, silver and bronze of archaeological value. (Photos by Mihai Ciama)