August 2019 – 50th edition of the “Valle d’Aosta Lard d’Arnad DOP” Festival

The last weekend of August will see take place in Arnad the famous festival of “Valle d’Aosta Lard d’Arnad DOP”, a tradition that reaches this year the 50th edition and welcomes over 50.000 visitors from all around Europe.

Will you join us for the upcoming edition taking place from the 21st to the 25th of August? Share it with your friends and invite them to join!

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The festival will take place in Keya, in a clearing fitted with small wooden cottages, decorated with flowers and embroidered hemp cloths.

In the last few years, Taste Workshops have been organized to allow visitors to deepen their knowledge of the local products and have the possibility to taste them in the ideal combinations.

Simply known as “Féhta dou lar” – in the local dialect, it’s the ideal opportunity to taste the renowned Lard d’Arnad D.O.P from the Aosta Valley.

Below you will find the festival program.

Program
for the 50th edition

WEDNESDAY 21st OF AUGUST

18,30: Commencement ceremony of the 50th  “Valle d’Aosta Lard d’Arnad DOP” Festival

19,00: Opening Fehta dou Lard 2019
Footrace on the streets, male/female mixed – open to everyone
(
some roads will be closed between 18:00 and 20:00 for the race)

19,00: Salami tasting thanks to ONAS

19,00: Opening of the kitchen with typical dishes “a la moda d’Arnà”

23,00: Dance night with the music group “DIVINA BAND” – (free admission)

THURSDAY 22nd OF AUGUST

18,00: Tribute to Giuseppe and Mauro Fogu
Footrace on the street male/female mixed – open to everyone
(some roads will be closed between 18:00 and 20:00 for the race)

19,00: Opening of the kitchen with typical dishes “a la moda d’Arnà”

20,00: Taste Workshop in collaboration with Slow Food

23,00: Dance night with mobile disco “MIDNIGHT EXPRESS” (free admission)

FRIDAY 23rd OF AUGUST

12,00: Lunch with dishes according to the local customs

16,30: Yoga summit “exercises for loosening up, breathing and relaxing” by the cultural yoga association of Arnad

19,00: Opening of the kitchen with typical dishes “a la moda d’Arnà”

20,00: Taste Workshop in collaboration with Slow Food

21,00: Theatre performance with theatre crew “COMPAGNÌ DOU BEUFET” (free entry)

22,00: Dance night with show orchestra “FABIO BOZZANI e le MONDINE” (free entry)

SATURDAY 24th OF AUGUST

RESTAURANT SERVICE OPEN ALL DAY

12,00 – 23,00: Opening of the kitchen with typical dishes “a la moda d’Arnà”

14,30: VDA MTB GRAND PRIX 7th trial mini bikers 6-12 years

14,30: Palet competition – local sport

20,00: Taste Workshop in collaboration with Slow Food

20,30: Preliminary “Bataille des Chèvres” – goat combats by night

22,00: Dance night with show orchestra “BAGUTTI” (ingresso libero)

SUNDAY 25th OF AUGUST

ore 10,00: Beginning of the 50th Festival of “Valle d’Aosta Lard d’Arnad DOP” with the tasting of local products on display by local farmers in
characteristic wooden cottages

Guests:
“CASTELMAGNO”
“SIDRO DI MELE”

Exhibition and demonstration of old crafts “Travail d’in co’ d’Arnad”

Exhibition of the works made by pupils of the kindergarten and primary school

12,00: Lunch among the cottages of the Sunday Exhibitors (click here to discover available dishes)

14,00: Cheerful afternoon with “Amis d’Albian” – Albian’s friends and “Arnad Philarmonic”

14,00: Weaving demonstration on the handloom with a trial run for kids

19,00: Opening of the kitchen with typical dishes “a la moda d’Arnà

21,30: Dance night with the “MIRIAM” orchestra (free entry)

Free shuttle rides from parking lots to the event and vice versa.

Kids’ entertainment and exhibition of domestic animals available throughout the entire event.

For participation in the Taste Workshops, cooking classes and hiking trails please make a reservation in advance at the tel. no.  +39 349.423.0430

Free shuttle rides from parking lots to the event and vice versa.

Kids’ entertainment and exhibition of domestic animals available throughout the entire event.

For participation in the Taste Workshops, cooking classes and hiking trails please make a reservation in advance at the tel. no. +39 349.423.0430