On August, 8, Shklov welcomes the festival of cucumber for the forth time. Traditionally the festival is held at the Palace of Culture square near a funny sculpture of cucumber. Famous local gardeners will present their vegetables during the festival. The best gardeners who have grown the largest harvest will be awarded with special souvenirs. Besides, a trade exhibition of cucumbers of all sorts will be held.
The festival of cucumber has been held since 2006. Though, the festival has already had its traditions: the best gardeners are awarded with souvenirs; they also are asked for their know-how. The sculpture of cucumber was erected in 2007; it represents a figure of a cheerful man holding a basket of cucumbers in one hand and a yellow flower of this vegetable – in the other; there is also a little cap in the form of a cucumber leaf.