Saint Orso Festival in Donnas

Fiera di S. OrsoWhere: Donnas
When:  january
Website:  http://www.fieradisantorso.com

The Saint Orso Festival in Donnas is an important craft festival, second only to the one held in the city of Aosta.

In the historic centre of the town, numerous exhibitors display their different traditional handicrafts: wooden tools and utensils (rakes, ladders, barrels, cutlery, chopping boards, clogs,etc), wood and stone sculpture, bas-relief, wrought ironwork, decorative panels and other wood carving, furniture, baskets of all shapes and sizes, lace, and hemp fabrics from Champorcher.

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Historical Carnival of Pont-Saint-Martin

Carnevale Pont-Saint-MartinWhere: Pont-Saint-Martin
When:  da giovedì a martedì grasso
Website:  http://www.carnevalepsm.it/

The Pont Saint Martin carnival is based around the story of the creation of the bridge. It was such a a difficult task that, in legend, it had to be constructed by the Devil himself, hence the Devil is the central character in the carnival. Legend says that the Devil and Saint Martin (from whom the town takes its name) made an agreement that the Devil could have the first creature walking across the bridge, providing he built it in the way Saint Martin wanted.

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Eunna neuit a Boures de Gris

FestaWhere: Fontainemore
When:  August

Gourmet meal that takes place in the charming village every year on August 12 from late afternoon

The Battle of the Goats

Battaglia delle capreWhere: Perloz
When:  August

In the olden days in Valle d'Aosta the raising of goats was an important part of the economy.
Today, it's a little different , but as well as the economic side, the selective breeding of the animals has become increasingly important.
The principal breed of goat raised in the area is the 'Valdaosta', which is medium-sized, 70 to 75 cm at the collar.

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Chestnut Festival

Sagra della CastagnaWhere: Lillianes
When:  last weekend of October

The last weekend of October Lillianes is waiting to celebrate his chestnut.
In time you will find the program of the event.

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