• Traditions and folklore

The cattle fair

Every year, the Cattle Fair attracts thousands of visitors and gathers local farmers, craftsmen, inhabitants of the Valley of the Arves around common goals : traditions and friendliness.

Traditions and folklore The cattle fair Saint-Jean-d'Arves


On Sunday 18 August 2024
Saint-Jean-d'Arves (73530)
Animals allowed


Program :

- Agricultural competition : starting at 10am, the competing animals will be noted by the jury. The prize-giving will take place at the end of the afternoon.

- Local know-how and tradition put in the spotlight : in order to discover about it, many shows will take place during the day : demonstration of Beaufort cheese making by the cheesemaker of the cheese factory of the Valley of the Arves, wood sculpture, obervation of the herding dogs, hand milking. On the craftmarket, visitors will see the values of our land, the craftsmen will share their values. You will also be able to admire the folk dance group of "Les Soldanelles" with traditional costumes and dances.

- Animations for all : traditional games all day long, our fun zone for the children. You will enjoy accordeonist Antoine.

- Typical food : for lunch, a Savoyard lunch will be served (booking at the tourist office, limited amount of places) and a refreshment bar will be available all day .

- A all included stay to win : the Tourist Office offer a conteste in the village to win an all inclusive stay for 4 people (accomodation, ski passes Sybelles and skiing/snowboarding equipment).

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    Entertainement free
    Lunch on booking at the Tourist Office


    Animals allowed
    Languages spoken : English, French


    Sunday 18 August 2024.
    All day long. Chec the timetable on the weekly entertainment program.

    • Pets welcome


    La Chal 73530 Saint-Jean-d'Arves

    • Accessible for self-propelled wheelchairs
    Information update on 27/03/2024 by Office de tourisme Saint-Jean-d'Arves