Here are some more events, which I have recently added to the list of upcoming events
Soapbox race, Saint-Chinian – 4 June 2016
This event promises to be great fun, if last year’s edition of the race was anything to go by! Again the participants will be hurtling down the hill from the windmill to the market square, in their home-made contraptions!!
Festival de Carcassonne, Carcassonne – 4 July to 1 August 2016
Nocturn’Art, Saint-Chinian – 26 July 2016
An evening dedicated to artistic creations of all types. Last year, the event had a great variety of artists displaying their skills and creating works of art right in front of the visitors’ eyes. This year’s event promises to be even better!
Fete du Cassoulet, Castelnaudary – 24 to 28 August 2016
Open day at the cooperative winery, Saint-Chinian – 5 August 2016
This is your chance, if you have always wanted to know what these enormous wineries look like inside! In the evening there will a communal meal and live music – it’s usually a fantastic evening!! I’ve been many times and have written about it here.
Fete de l’Ail Rose de Lautrec, Lautrec – 5 August 2016
This wonderfully “fragrant” fete is heaven for all lovers of garlic – hundreds of litres of delicious garlic soup is prepared and distributed to the visitors at lunchtime. I’ve been to this fete a couple of times, and of course I have written about it!! More information can be found on the official website here.
Feria de Beziers, Beziers – 12 to 15 August 2016
Four days of partying in the centre of Beziers, and bull fights in the arena. I’m OK with the partying, but not so sure about the bull fights…
Fete du Fil, Labastide Rouairoux – 14 and 15 August 2016
This is the fete for all of you who sew, embroider, knit, or are otherwise into craft projects. And if you’re not that way inclined, you may enjoy the visit to the textile museum – this year’s special exhibition features Japanese kimonos. You can find my blog about a previous fete du fil here, and for the official website, please follow this link.
Pottery market in Salleles d’Aude – 14 and 15 August 2016
You can combine a visit to this well-established pottery market with a visit to the Roman pottery museum, Amphoralis, just as I did a few years ago. It’s fascinating to see what was produced with fairly limited means in Roman times, and what today’s potters have to offer. Read about my visit here.
Saint-Chinian’s preface to Brescudos Bike Week, Cap d’Agde – 29 August to 4 September 2016
A must for all lovers of motorbikes out there. Hundreds of motorbikes and their riders will descend on Saint-Chinian on August 28, 2016. There’ll be a competition for the “best dressed bike & rider”, and there’ll be lots of motorbike related paraphernalia. Have a look at what happened in 2015.
European heritage days, all over France and Europe – 17 and 18 September 2016
I’m sure there will be plenty of interesting things to do over that weekend! Details of participating venues will be on the French Ministry of Culture website in due course. I have written about events on the heritage weekend several times – you’ll find the posts here.