Desalpe de L’Etivaz

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A traditional Swiss mountain pasture festival, Désalpe takes place at the end of September. Known for its cheese, the village of Etivaz, in the Pays-d'Enhaut, honors this tradition every year during a convivial day dedicated to the terroirs.

After spending the whole summer in the mountain pastures, the herds come back down to the valley for the winter season. This transhumance gives rise to a traditional festival called "la Désalpe". For this festive day, the cows wear their most beautiful bells and are carefully decorated by their owners. Accompanied by the herdsmen – the local term for the “shepherd of the Alps” – the herds are cheered on their arrival in the village. Residents and visitors then celebrate the terroirs with typical Swiss tastings and events such as alphorn concerts or flag throwing. A craft market stands all day in front of the house of Étivaz. The wrestlers of the Pays-d'Enhaut give demonstrations of wrestling while passages of the bell ringers of the Pays-d'Enhaut move in step over the entire place of celebration. In the Vaudois Alps, the village of Étivaz is known for its cheese of the same name. Handcrafted in the mountain pastures, L'Étivaz AOP (Protected Designation of Origin) matures in the village cellars before being tasted on all the tables in Switzerland and elsewhere.

Practical Information

Entertainment: - The bell ringers of Pays-d’Enhaut - The Alphorns - Under the tent, the Campagna in the afternoon and evening - Wrestling initiation and demonstration by the Pays-d’Enhaut wrestlers club - Free visit of the cellars throughout the day, registration required at the info stand from 10:00 a.m. - Cheese making in the demonstration chalet -The “L’Etivaz stone throwing” (5.- for adults, 2.- for children) - The Arbor of the Youth of the Mills - From 7:00 p.m. barbecue evening with the Campagna group The craft market opens at 8:00 a.m., where there will be around 50 stalls as well as various food stalls. Possibility this year to pay for entries and drinks by twint. Admission price per person from 16 years old: CHF 8.- Non-stop shuttles between 7:30 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. from Château-d’Oex (sub-station or landi), Arsat and Lécherette Evening pajama bus No parking available at Etivaz

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A traditional Swiss mountain pasture festival, Désalpe takes place at the end of September. Known for its cheese, the village of Etivaz, in the Pays-d'Enhaut, honors this tradition every year during a convivial day dedicated to the terroirs.

After spending the whole summer in the mountain pastures, the herds come back down to the valley for the winter season. This transhumance gives rise to a traditional festival called "la Désalpe". For this festive day, the cows wear their most beautiful bells and are carefully decorated by their owners. Accompanied by the herdsmen – the local term for the “shepherd of the Alps” – the herds are cheered on their arrival in the village. Residents and visitors then celebrate the terroirs with typical Swiss tastings and events such as alphorn concerts or flag throwing. A craft market stands all day in front of the house of Étivaz. The wrestlers of the Pays-d'Enhaut give demonstrations of wrestling while passages of the bell ringers of the Pays-d'Enhaut move in step over the entire place of celebration. In the Vaudois Alps, the village of Étivaz is known for its cheese of the same name. Handcrafted in the mountain pastures, L'Étivaz AOP (Protected Designation of Origin) matures in the village cellars before being tasted on all the tables in Switzerland and elsewhere.

Practical Information

Entertainment: - The bell ringers of Pays-d’Enhaut - The Alphorns - Under the tent, the Campagna in the afternoon and evening - Wrestling initiation and demonstration by the Pays-d’Enhaut wrestlers club - Free visit of the cellars throughout the day, registration required at the info stand from 10:00 a.m. - Cheese making in the demonstration chalet -The “L’Etivaz stone throwing” (5.- for adults, 2.- for children) - The Arbor of the Youth of the Mills - From 7:00 p.m. barbecue evening with the Campagna group The craft market opens at 8:00 a.m., where there will be around 50 stalls as well as various food stalls. Possibility this year to pay for entries and drinks by twint. Admission price per person from 16 years old: CHF 8.- Non-stop shuttles between 7:30 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. from Château-d’Oex (sub-station or landi), Arsat and Lécherette Evening pajama bus No parking available at Etivaz

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cow herd timetables

Event information

30.09.2023
08:00 - 23:59
L'Etivaz

Price List

Price
Adult from 16 years
Price
CHF 8.00

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