Goychay is a city in Azerbaijan's Sheki Region. More specifically, Goychay is said to be situated in the Shirvan region, in the center of Azerbaijan. Goychay is the major city of the Goychay rayon. Ujar Rayon is south of Goychay rayon, Ismayilli rayon is northeast and Qabala rayon is to the northwest. In the east, Goychay is bordered by Agsu rayon and in the west, it is bordered by Agdash rayon (information given by students of Goychay's English Conversation Club).
Goychay’s climate is sub-tropical and mild. In summer, the climate is very hot and in winter, the weather is cold. It snows rarely in the winter. In fall, the weather is cool and rainy. Spring is the best season because the trees bloom and the weather is warm and sunny (information given by students of Goychay's English Conversation Club).
Come and celebrate Goychay's most popular product, pomegranates! This year's festival will be on Friday, 7 November 2008. Every year, Goychay host a festival to promote this product. At the fair, a parade is held with traditional entertainment like tightrope walkers. Dancing and music are found along the parade route, but without a doubt, the star of the show is pomegranate. Taste juices, eat local dishes, enjoy the pomegranate juicing competition and more. The pomegranate holiday is very interesting. There was a game in which every player had to eat a pomegranate very fast. If seeds dropped to the table, the player was disqualified. The winner got 500 AZN. There was also a competition for the biggest pomegranate. About 5,000 people came to the festival and enjoyed the sights. The festival usually takes place in October (information given by students of Goychay's English Conversation Club).
Warning: The date tends to shift for this event until the last minute. Be sure to check often for the date/time. Be flexible with your planning.Starvinghog 04:15, 31 January 2008 (EST)
Called "nar" in the native language, this fruit can be found in various states; from jam and preserves to juice and sauces, Goychay is renowned for its tasty pomegranates in both red and white variations. They even have a pomegranate festival every year (information given by students of Goychay's English Conversation Club).