This unique event held in Asti on the second Sunday of September every year, celebrates the customs and traditions of country life.
Three thousand people take part in the procession in costume, with vintage farm equipment and tractors lining the streets of the town, recreating country life in the 19th century and early 20th century.
Each village association re-enacts the work in the fields, the local trades, the country celebrations and religious rituals, from the harvesting the grapes to threshing the grain, from christenings to coming of age celebrations to weddings.
The procession arrives to piazza Campo del Palio, where Italy’s largest open air restaurant is setup, offering all the flavours and aromas of the most authentic Piedmontese cuisine.
A small army of cooks working in situ produce more than 80 different specialities, from starters to sweets, faithfully following the traditional recipes handed down from generation to generation.
Each year the event also features dishes prepared by two village associations from further afield.
With its ranks of wooden chalets forming a village in the centre of the city, the Festival delle Sagre plays host to around 300,000 visitors from Italy and abroad.
Per il programma dettagliato: http://www.doujador.it/programma-2017/festival-delle-sagre-10-settembre-2017/