Village Fêtes & Cultural Events
Each year more events are added to the calendar, so this section highlights the most popular. Keep your eyes open for posters or ask the local tourist office for more information.
The fêtes are the highlight of the village social scene and usually all the villagers and their families become involved in the celebrations and welcome visitors to participate and tour their village. There is nearly always an artisan market, with stalls scattered along the narrow streets which provide ideal opportunities to find an unusual gift or trinket to take back home. It is also an excellent opportunity to get a taste of local village hospitality, as there will always be refreshment stalls and places where you can sample some of the local specialities produced in the traditional manner.
A Fiera Di U Casgiu - Venaco
Rural cheese and local produce fair seen on Rick Stein’s Mediterranean Escapes.
Cavall’In Festa - Corte
Horse shows and parades, activities for children, rides, horse-drawn carriages and dressage are all part of the programme.
Foire Du Pratu: A Bocca Di U Pratu - Quercitello
Between the last weekend in July and the first weekend in August you will be able to meet breeders, their flocks and their herds. You will be able to sample various Corsican recipes, specialities and obtain a variety of local gastronomic produce. As well as this there will be local arts, crafts and products.
Festimonti - Bocognano
The Corsican mountains festival provides an eclectic programme of treks on foot, bicycle or on horseback; various initiations to climbing, canyoning, acrobranche or hang-gliding. Projection of films related to the mountains and debates will also be proposed.
Fiera di Castagna - Bocognano
Considered to the be the most important regional fair in Corsica attracting 20,000 visitors. Dedicated to chestnuts and the tutelary ‘bread tree’ over three days it gathers together a wide variety of producers and craftsmen who will offer visitors the best of the island’s production. Talks, competitions and conferences are held throughout the event .