Gran Festa del Desmontegar

from 26/09/2024 to 29/09/2024 Resort: Transacqua - Fiera di Primiero - Tonadico - Siror - Mezzano - Imèr - Surrounding of Primiero - Val Canali and Passo Cereda - San Martino di Castrozza Abstract: A 4 days festival that celebrate the returning of the animals after the alpine pasture

Four days to celebrate the end of the alpine grazing season among the splendid pastures at the foot of the Pale di San Martino, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and the barns in the valley.

Every year, with the first chills, herds of dairy cows, heifers, calves, and horses return to the village to the barns of their respective farmers. For them, the long period of alpine grazing spent in the high-altitude alpine pastures, among meadows rich with herbs and mountain flowers, has ended. This pastureland imparts their milk and cheese with a characteristic golden yellow color and an unmistakable aroma and flavor.

A rich schedule of exclusive moments dedicated to the white gold of the Dolomites is planned, including farm experiences, the knowledge and flavors of En di al Maso, the traditional cattle show, and the usual gastronomic showcase. Also scheduled is Dì del Formai, a new immersive experience entirely dedicated to the Primiero dairy industry, set in the splendid Palazzo Scopoli. This event will feature an interesting a la carte cheese and Trentino wine tasting, an evening tasting event with themed recipes, workshops for children, and an original sensory experience that combines flavors, scents, and sounds. All this is enriched by moments of music and folklore in different villages: from the traditional Beer Festival in Transacqua to a pumpkin and autumn flavors event in Imer, while Fiera di Primiero will welcome you with music and rustic atmospheres, in anticipation of the longest and most participated parade in the entire Alpine arc.

The Sunday of the “Desmontegada” is, in fact, the climax of this event dedicated to tradition, breeding, and the dairy products of Primiero. The event, which has grown over the years in terms of events and participants, reaches its 24th edition this year, always with the careful organization of the Tonadighi Strighi Association of Tonadico and the Siror Tradition and Culture Committee, supporting the work and passion of the Primiero and Vanoi Breeders Union, with contributions from many other local associations, entities, and businesses, and with the enthusiasm of the entire local community.

Program

  • Thursday, September 26 - Fiera di Primiero, Bus Station, from morning

    TRADITIONAL CATTLE SHOW COMPETITION: The breeders of Primiero and Vanoi bring their most beautiful cows to the square. Here, you will find not only cows and calves but also imposing Noriker horses and sweet Haflingers, and you can listen closely to the breeders'' stories.

    Thursday, September 26 - Mezzano, Bionoc'' Brewery, from 4:00 PM

    DISCOVERING THE BIONOC'' WORLD: Guided tour and tasting of craft beer at one of the most awarded breweries in Trentino, a stone''s throw from Mezzano, one of the most beautiful villages in Italy. Fabio will take you on a journey to discover their world, from locally grown raw materials to processing. Free participation, by reservation at 329-6086570.

  • Friday, September 27 - Tonadico, Palazzo Scopoli, from afternoon

    DÍ DEL FORMAI: A unique event created to honor the close connection between Primiero and the dairy chain. An opportunity for all cheese and Trentino recipe enthusiasts to experience a series of immersive experiences that tell of milk and smell of hay. A rich program of activities, including refined sounds and authentic flavors, personalized tastings of local cheeses from the Primiero Dairy, and workshops for children. To conclude, an evening to taste new recipes with mountain flavors. Limited capacity activities, by reservation (reservation link will be available soon).

    Friday, September 27 - Mezzano, Bionoc'' Brewery, from 4:00 PM

    DISCOVERING THE BIONOC'' WORLD: Guided tour and tasting of craft beer at one of the most awarded breweries in Trentino, a stone''s throw from Mezzano, one of the most beautiful villages in Italy. Fabio will take you on a journey to discover their world, from locally grown raw materials to processing. Free participation, by reservation at 329-6086570.

  • Saturday, September 28 - Sagron Mis, Village Center, from morning

    EN DÍ AL MASO: Dear travelers, we enthusiastically invite you to an unforgettable experience in the picturesque village of Sagron Mis. This year, we will take you on a journey through meadows and rustic landscapes, away from usual tourist routes, immersed in the unspoiled beauty of nature and embraced by the majestic mountains surrounding this enchanting place. It''s a unique opportunity to discover a territory rich in natural charm, where the passion of some villagers has given life to small realities that preserve the warmth and authenticity of local traditions. And what about the food? Along your journey, you will have the chance to taste snacks made with local products and from the nearby Primiero Valley, always following the tradition that embodies the taste of mountain cuisine. A gastronomic experience that will leave you speechless and make you fall in love with the simple flavors of home-cooked food. Are you ready for ''En dì al maso'' in Sagron Mis? Limited capacity activities, by reservation (reservation link will be available soon).

    Saturday, September 28 - Val Canali, Passo Cereda, from morning

    "BENVENUTI IN FATTORIA - WELCOME TO THE FARM": A day in contact with farm animals and the people who care for them, immersed in the most authentic nature. From a breakfast with freshly milked milk, walks through the woods of Val Canali, tasting mountain honeys with beekeeper Elisa Caramore, a typical farmer''s lunch, and pony rides, fun is guaranteed. Limited capacity activities, by reservation (reservation link will be available soon).

    Saturday, September 28 - Transacqua, Parco Clarofonte, from morning

    "SAPERI E SAPORI - KNOWLEDGE AND FLAVORS": Small producers and local artisans, with some guests from Umbria, will enliven Parco Clarofonte with their stalls full of products and artisanal goodies.

    Saturday, September 28 - Imer, Ex Sièghe, from afternoon

    "FESTA DELLA ZUCCAPUMPKIN FESTIVAL": Approaching autumn, it''s impossible not to think of pumpkin, a delicious product that everyone loves. And the little ones can indulge in pumpkin carving workshops, milking, and mysterious walks. And for dinner? Pumpkin and Primiero cheese recipes, of course! Limited capacity activities, by reservation (reservation link will be available soon).

    Saturday, September 28 - Mezzano, Bionoc'' Brewery, from 4:00 PM

    DISCOVERING THE BIONOC'' WORLD: Guided tour and tasting of craft beer at one of the most awarded breweries in Trentino, a stone''s throw from Mezzano, one of the most beautiful villages in Italy. Fabio will take you on a journey to discover their world, from locally grown raw materials to processing. Free participation, by reservation at 329-6086570.

    Saturday, September 28 - Transacqua, Piazza San Marco, from late afternoon

    "FESTA DELLA BIRRA - BEER FESTIVAL": An evening to taste beers and listen to good music. From 6:00 PM, a concert with the Sass Maor Choir of Primiero and the Tunsel Choir of Freiburg. Food stands with delicacies for all tastes, and the party continues with a great concert while waiting for the parade.

  • Sunday, September 29 - Siror, Località Molin, from morning

    LA DESMONTEGADA: The descent of livestock from the summer pastures was once a kind of collective ritual. This strong and deep-rooted peasant pride is still celebrated today with a large parade, the longest in the entire Alpine arc. On the final day of the Gran Festa del Desmontegar, cows, goats, and horses adorned with decorations parade through the historic centers of Primiero, accompanied by farming families in traditional costumes, folklore groups, and musical bands. The parade, starting from Siror, passes through Fiera di Primiero and Transacqua, reaching Tonadico under the eyes of thousands of onlookers, where the party continues with music and dancing.

    Sunday, September 29 - Transacqua, Parco Clarofonte, from morning

    "SAPERI E SAPORI - KNOWLEDGE AND FLAVORS": Small producers and local artisans, with some guests from Umbria, will enliven Parco Clarofonte with their stalls full of products and artisanal goodies.

    Sunday, September 29 - Mezzano, Bionoc'' Brewery, from 2:30 PM to 6:00 PM

    BIONOC'' OPEN DAY: Open doors to explore, learn, and purchase some of the most awarded craft beers in Italy.


Do not miss..

ATMOSPHERES AND PEASANT TRADITIONS: During the Gran Festa del Desmontegar days, the historic center of Fiera di Primiero will be adorned with the colors and activities of the peasant world.

The taste of Desmontegada

GASTRONOMIC SHOWCASE: A cheese with a strong flavor, with hints of smokiness, like those of the past in the old home hearth. This is where it gets its name: Arin di Primiero. You can taste it exclusively in one of the restaurants and agritourism participating in the GASTRONOMIC SHOWCASE or purchase it at the Primiero Dairy. Discover menus and participating establishments at www.granfestadeldesmontegar.it.

FOOD STANDS: Feeling peckish after the parade? Stop by one of the many food stands in the villages of Primiero and immerse yourself in the authentic taste of tradition. Where?

  • Tonadico, Sports Area
  • Fiera di Primiero, Town Center
  • Transacqua, Piazza San Marco
  • Mezzano, Piazza Brolo
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