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Désalpe in L’Etivaz

Désalpe in L’Etivaz

  • 30. Sep. 2023 from 08:00 - 23:59 o'clock

After spending the whole summer in the Swiss mountain pastures, the cows make their way back down to the plain for the winter and this movement is celebrated by a traditional festival called the Désalpe. For this festival day, the cows are adorned with their most beautiful bells and are guided by the armaillis – the local term for an alpine herdsman – into the village where they receive a warm welcome. Locals and visitors then celebrate everything the local area has to offer with tastings and typical Swiss entertainment such as alphorn concerts or flag throwing.In the Vaudois Alps, the village of Etivaz is known for its eponymous cheese. Made locally in the pastures, L’Etivaz AOP (Appellation d’Origine Protégée) is aged in the village’s cellars before being enjoyed on tables throughout Switzerland.Passage of the herds in the village of l'Étivaz :10h Tille family - 100 cows10h30 Rosat family - 55 cows11am Grangier family - 40 heifers11:30 am Rossier family - 40 cows13h30 Famille Favre - 45 cows2:30 PM Henchoz family - 25 cows(The times of passage in the village of Etivaz are approximate)
Animations :- The bell ringers of the Pays-d'Enhaut- The Horns of the Alps : Fleur de Lys,- Under the tent, the Aebneter Giele in the afternoon and evening- Initiation and demonstration of wrestling by the Pays-d'Enhaut wrestlers club- Free visit of the cellars throughout the day, compulsory registration at the information stand from 10:00 am- Cheese making in the demonstration chalet -The "L'Etivaz stone throw" (5.- for adults, 2.- for children)- Face painting of children by the stand for Ukraine- The "Tonnelle" of the Jeunesse des Moulins- From 19.00 hrs onwards barbecue evening with the band Aebneter GieleOpening of the craft market at 8:00 am, where about 50 stands and various food stands will be held.Possibility this year to pay the entrance and the drinks by twint.Entrance fee per person from 16 years old: CHF 8.00Non-stop shuttles between 7:30 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. departing from Château-d'Oex (sous-gare or la landi), from Arsat and from la LécherettePyjama bus in the eveningNo parking available at l'Etivaz

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