The idea to create a folk festival emerged in 1996. Its name “Drevo” (or tree) represents the continuity of folk traditions in Altai region. The first festival took place in Barnaul in 1998.
Every year the festival changes its location. It has been already held in different beautiful places of Altai, such as Savvushki Lake, the Katun River and others. Beautiful and picturesque nature of Altai region and old but memorable folk traditions inspired the participant of the Festival.
As the years go by other regions and even countries (the Altai Republic, Perm, Krasnoyarsk, Omsk, Kemerovo regions and the Republic of Kazakhstan) participate in the Festival.