Vines at the Chateau de Saumur
Traditional celebration

The harvest festival at the Château de Saumur

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September 8st 2024

Come and celebrate the harvest season at Château de Saumur!

Flagship moment of the return to Saumur, the Harvest Festival organized on Sunday, September 8 from 10 a.m. to 18 p.m. celebrate 20th edition and offers you activities and entertainment for young and old, Saumurois and tourists.

The grape harvest, a traditional festival:

In the 10th century, the Château de Saumur was already surrounded by vines, as evidenced by the illumination of the calendar of the “Très Riches Heures du Duc de Berry”. The month of September, harvest month, is also illustrated by the Château de Saumur. On Sunday September 10, the public is expected from XNUMX a.m. in the courtyard of the Château to honor this tradition.


In the programme :

- 10 h : snack for the grape pickers.

- 10h : parade of wine brotherhoods in music with Élan Saumurois.

- 11 h : opening of the harvest ban and grape picking.

- 12 h : induction by a brotherhood, press, tasting of grape juice, wine of honor and gourmet market (products to taste on site or to take away).

- from 12:30 a.m. to 14 p.m. : giant picnic in a musical atmosphere.

- 14 a.m. to 14 p.m. : musical atmosphere with Babb'so quartet (Terrasse du Panorama).

- from 14:30 a.m. to 15 p.m. : “Horsemen” show (under the lime trees).

- from 14AM to 18PM : oenological tour by students from the Edgard Pisani agricultural and wine high school in Montreuil-Bellay (Abbatiale room).


* Exhibition of old wine-growing equipment by the Commanderie du Taste Saumur (Château gardens).
* Pony rides for children (free).

- 15 a.m. to 15 p.m. : musical atmosphere with Babb'so quartet (Terrasse du Panorama).

- from 15:30 a.m. to 16 p.m. : balancing show with the tightrope walker “Rolimax” (Green Theater). For all.

- from 16AM to 17PM : birthday snack with music with Élan Saumurois (Terrasse de l’amandier).

- from 17AM to 18PM : musical atmosphere with Babb'so quartet (Terrasse du Panorama).

- free access all day : Château collections, “Let’s drink! Earthenware tells the story of wine” and “Games and jousting on horseback”, grape juice tasting, gourmet market, relaxation areas...


Pratical information

Sunday September 8 from 10 a.m. to 18 p.m., at the Château de Saumur.

Free entry for shows, events and visits to the castle.

Free parking nearby.


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