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Festivals, markets, traditional festivals, sporting events: discover the upcoming events scheduled along the Balteo Way.

Exhibitions
Exhibitions

Aosta | 25 June 2022 – 23 October 2022

Espressionismo Svizzero. Linguaggi degli artisti d'Oltralpe

Aosta

The Regional Archaeological Museum of Aosta hosts an exhibition that aims to tell an extraordinary but still little-known season of twentieth-century art, that of Swiss Expressionism.

Thanks to prestigious loans from the Kunst Museum in Winterthur and …

Wine and gourmet festivals
Wine and gourmet festivals

Donnas | 30 September 2022 – 02 October 2022

Grape Festival

Donnas

Traditional Grape Festival. This event is a meeting place for the numerous local producers, who compete for the prized “Grappolo d’Oro” (golden bunch). The grapes are put on display on Saturday and then on Sunday the actual festival takes place with a …

Traditional celebrations
Traditional celebrations

Saint-Nicolas, Avise | 30 September 2022 – 01 October 2022

Le desarpe de Vertosan - return from alpine pasture

Saint-Nicolas

A big celebration for the return of the herds down from their summer pastures to the valley.

The spirit of this Desarpa is authentic and genuine, an ancestral rite that has always marked the rhythm of the seasons in the mountains, in which the …

Wine and gourmet festivals
Wine and gourmet festivals

Gressan | Sunday 02 October 2022

Fëta di pomme (Apple Festival)

Gressan

Two important autumn festivals are dedicated to the apple, the most cultivated fruit in the Aosta Valley: the Apple Festival of Gressan and Melevallée in Antey-Saint-André.

During the whole day, the exhibition takes place in the Area verde and you can …

Wine and gourmet festivals
Wine and gourmet festivals

Donnas | 06 October 2022 – 09 October 2022

Chestnut Festival

Donnas

The chestnut festival is held on the second Sunday in October – the one after the grape festival. The aim is to assess the chestnut, a typical local product.

One kind of chestnut, the “donnasc”, according to etymological interpretations of the …

Wine and gourmet festivals
Wine and gourmet festivals

Fénis | 07 October 2022 – 09 October 2022

Chestnut party in Fénis - "Golden Chestnut"

Fénis

The chestnut event returns to Fenis, The Chestnut Festival organized by the local Proloco, which celebrates the fruit of autumn par excellence. An opportunity to taste only the best roasted chestnuts and spend an afternoon outdoors.

Craft/fairs/markets
Craft/fairs/markets

Antey-Saint-André | 08 October 2022 – 09 October 2022

Mele Vallée - Display and sale of apples

Antey-Saint-André

Dry, windy summers provide apples with the ideal climate to ripen without the risk of disease. And the almost absence of anti-cryptogamic treatments means that the apple, the most cultivated fruit in Aosta Valley, reaches here very high levels of perfume …

Craft/fairs/markets
Fortress of Bard

Bard | 08 October 2022 – 09 October 2022

Marché au Fort - Food and wine event

Bard

The Marché au Fort is taking place once again in mid-October set in the charming medieval village of Bard, at the feet of the historic Fort. It is the most important and biggest food and wine event dedicated to traditional Aosta Valley products.

The …

Music
Music

Châtillon | Saturday 08 October 2022

Musicastelle Foliage - Tom Walker in Concert

Châtillon

The autumn colours and lights are the setting of the concert by the British singer-songwriter Tom Walker:

Thomas Alexandre Walker, British musician and songwriter, rose to fame with the single Leave a Light On, followed by a string of hit singles, …

Wine and gourmet festivals
Wine and gourmet festivals

Lo pan ner - Black bread festival

** Aosta Valley **

*On Saturday 15th October, the community ovens*of many villages of many Aosta Valley villages will all fire up on to bake the traditional black bread*.

Ovens and black bread

Many Aosta Valley villages have at least one community oven, where in the …

Wine and gourmet festivals
Wine and gourmet festivals

Châtillon | 28 October 2022 – 30 October 2022

Honey and its by-products Festival

Châtillon

It is October, the blooms in the mountains are now a reminder of the past months and the beekeepers have brought back to the valley, almost like a bees désarpa, the hives that in summer were filled with nectar and pollen of various species

If there is a …

Batailles de reines et de tchevre
Batailles de reines et de tchevre

Aosta | Sunday 30 October 2022

Concours Batailles des Chèvres (Battle of the Goats) Final

Aosta

The Battle of the Goats also represents a moment of Aosta Valley tradition, a day of celebration for young and old.

The first edition of this singular fight took place in 1981, the year in which some young breeders, passionate about this head of cattle, …

Craft/fairs/markets
Craft/fairs/markets

Aosta | 19 November 2022 – 08 January 2023

"Marché Vert Noël" Christmas Market

Aosta

Between the end of November and the beginning of January, the “Marché Vert Noël” turns some places in the historic centre of Aosta – the squares Roncas, Caveri and Giovanni XXIII – into enchanting alpine villages.

Delicious local specialties, wines, …