Kočevsko Outdoor Festival – festival events from Friday to Sunday

Trail running + the entire weekend of various festival events - June 2 to 4, 2023

The main event at the Kočevsko Outdoor Festival is definitely trail running, which will take place on Saturday, June 3, 2023. But we promise that there will certainly not be a lack of other events throughout the weekend, as befits a real festival. Sports activities, green nature, Kočevje lake, beer and concerts… we can’t wait for June 2023!

Saturday evening concert - Alo!Stari group

The Styrian punk rockers, newcomers of the year 2019 according to the selection of the Slovenian national news portal MMC, will surely shake up your Saturday evening at Kočevsko Outdoor Festival. Percussive, but on the other hand very singable pieces will ensure that running fatigue won’t bother you too much for a good party.

For more, we suggest that you listen to the song below, which will get you even more excited about the event. 😉

Beer & burger festival

What’s better after a run than a cold beer? At the 2023 edition, various craft brewers will present their beer, which will ensure that you will definitely not be thirsty after your trail running adventure. In addition, of course, burgers and other local culinary delicacies will also be available. So don’t worry, you won’t be hungry! 😉

We will, of course, complete the exact list of brewers and other providers before the festival itself. But don’t worry, there will be more than enough vendors and beer… so your Saturday evening (and night) will be more than interesting. 😉

Friday evening lectures - primeval forests and wild animals

Our festival weekend will begin with Friday evening’s outdoor lectures. As befits Kočevsko, the talk will mainly be about wild animals and the mysterious forest. Kočevsko is considered a real pearl of the wilderness in Slovenia, and therefore this will be an ideal opportunity to learn something new about the inhabitants of the forests – bears, wolves, lynxes… and of course also about the forest and primeval forests that can still be found here.

Did you know that one of these primeval forests is also included in the prestigious UNESCO World Natural Heritage List?

Friday’s lectures will be held right next to the expo and BIB distribution area and are certainly one of the reasons why you should come to Kočevje on Friday!

Foto: Marjan Artnak

Camping and tent site at the event area

As befits a real festival, there is a tent site and a campsite right next to the event area. The location of the festival is located next to Kočevje Lake, which, in addition to beer, is another excellent option for cooling down after a run. Right next to the lake and the event space is Camp Jezero, where they offer space for vans and trailers, as well as the possibility of camping and 5 glamping houses.

For those who would prefer sleeping in an apartment or a hotel, you can check out the offer here: https://www.kocevsko.com/sl/nastanitve/


Other outdoor activities

As already mentioned, the event takes place next to Kočevje lake, where, of course, it is also possible to swim. But it is also great for SUP-ing, and you will be able to rent a SUP on Saturday and Sunday.

In addition to all the main runs (10, 15, 30, 60 km), we will also organize kids runs on Saturday, but also prepare a whole range of activities for our future trail runners (childcare, various games etc.).

If you are still interested in exploring Kočevsko, both forests and wild animals, we prepared a varied additional program for you, which you can find on this LINK

So, what are you waiting for? See you in June 2023 at KOF!

At this wildest trail running festival in Slovenia you can choose between distances of 10, 15, 30 and 60 km, which will take you into the heart of Kočevsko forests, so you can experience real wilderness.

And don’t forget – if you would prefer to experience the wilderness in the company of your favourite trail running buddy, we also added the option of running in pairs for all 4 distances!

P.S. To make your registration easier, we added a registration button below. 😉


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