Fete 1900, Plateau des Poetes, Beziers – 1 May to 30 September 2017
Once more, there is an old-fashioned fairground in the gardens of the Plateau des Poetes in Beziers. It’s a charming and nostalgic little fairground, recalling days gone by. You can read my post about my visit to the fairground on a previous occasion here.
Soapbox race, Saint-Chinian – 25 May 2017
This event promises to be highly enjoyable – have a look here for pictures from a previous race! As before, the participants will be hurtling down the hill from the windmill to the market square, in their home-made contraptions!!
Les Natur’ailes, Narbonne Plage – 27 to 28 May 2017
This is an international festival of kite flying – two days of amazing creatures flying in the breeze at Narbonne Plage. I wrote about this a few years ago – it was an enchanting day on the beach!
Picnic with the wine makers, various locations, 3 – 5 June 2017
An initiative by the association of independent wine makers, this is a chance to visit a winery and participate in various activities such as guided walks, visits of the cellar, tastings etc. You can find a list of local participants here.
Open day at La Petite Pepiniere, Caunes Minervois – 4 June 2017
La Petite Pepiniere has officially closed its doors as a plant nursery, however Gill Pound’s show garden is still as beautiful as ever. This year, the open day is for raising awareness and funds for the association Languedoc Solidarité avec le Réfugies, which offers help and support to refugees in the area. There will be food and a range of activities on a garden fete theme, as well as guided visits of the garden.
Randonne de Bacchus, Berlou – 4 June 2017
Another wine walk, this one at Berlou, is long established and always very popular. The walk covers 8 km and there are 7 stops for food and wine! You can find the programme here.
Fete de la Cerise, Mons la Trivalle – 5 June 2017
This is a local cherry fair which I have visited a number of times over the years. It’s a lovely occasion to get your fill of cherries. You may even get to take some home, and make a wonderful cherry clafoutis (flancake)?