Saint Bernardo’s Fair – Macugnaga
5-7 July 2019, Walser community’s feast in Macugnaga at the foot of Monte Rosa.
The first weekend of July, this year from Friday, July 5th to Sunday, July 7th 2019, Macugnaga, in the province of Verbania, it takes place Saint Bernardo’s Fair enlivening for two days this mountain village at the foot of Monte Rosa.
Saint Bernardo’s Fair was commissioned by Walsers, a German minority who has inhabited the valley since middle age. The aim of the event is to preserve and pass on the Walsers’ culture and traditions.
During the fair, reaching this yeart its 33rd edition, Macugnaga welcomes the Walser community with their colourful costumes and a lot of artisans with their pieces of work: stone carvings, wrought iron, ceramics, woven baskets and many hand-decorated and carved objects.
In program also the 19th edition of Wood Carving Contest. On the first day, participants will be given a log of lime wood to carve under the eyes of curious visitors.
San Bernardo’s Fair is a traditional feast full of folklore and entertainment.
(photos from the official website)Go to the website Saint Bernardo’s Fair – Macugnaga