The society has been operating for over seven decades. It includes musicians, dancers and singers, who regularly perform at folklore festivals in Istria, Croatia but also abroad. They also participate in all events organized by Žminj Municipality and Žminj Tourist Board.
The initiator of Cere Folklore Society was Anton (Tone) Rudan – Starina, called Domčić, from the village of Rudani. The formal commencement of the folklore activities can be traced back to 1945 and in the early days the ensemble was known under different name, “Seljačka sloga”. Ensemble’s first president was Anton Grgorovic from the village of Žgombini. He guided his ensemble in 1948 and 1949 at performances in Zagreb, Pula, Labin and Rijeka. In 1956 the ensemble began to use its current name and it was led by Đino Zanetić. Others such as Romano Božac, Božo Žgomba, Ivan Nini Božac also joined the folklore ensemble. Interestingly, they were the first in Istria to record a gramophone record of Istrian folk songs Pjesma i svirka iz Istre (“Song and music playing of Istria”). Their notable performances include those in Slovenia, Italy, Bulgaria, Belgium, Germany, Switzerland, France, Austria and, of course, Croatia.