February - The Andouilles Fair
A party to celebrate traditions
Fixed to the 3rd Monday of February by an ordinance of Louis Philippe in 1831, the Andouilles Fair of Val-d'Ajol owes its name to a prefectural decree dating from 1966, and it is selected among the 100 Remarkable Taste sites. At the time, it was an important cattle fair and all the peasants in the area filled their haversacks with the last andouilles smoked over the hearth. If the cattle have disappeared, the star pork of the month of February has remained, and around it have developed brotherhoods, inductions, a flea market, a book fair and a gourmet market.
The 2023 edition of the Foire aux Andouilles will take place from Saturday 18 to Monday 20 February.www.taste-andouilles-levaldajol.comLink / file nameLink / file nameLink / file nameLink / file name
March - The Venetian Carnival
Venice invites itself to Remiremont
Since 1996, Venice invites itself to Remiremont on the 3rd weekend of March. For 4 days, the Féérie Vénitienne (from Thursday evening to Sunday) invades the streets and squares of the city with its costumes! Street orchestras, sound, sound and light, everything is staged in the city so that the costumed expose themselves to the gaze of amazed visitors. The atmosphere is made up of dreams, smiles, elegance, sweetness... But beware, the costumed don't talk! In Remiremont, silence is golden.
The 2023 edition of the Venetian Carnival of Remiremont will take place from March 23 to 26.Discover the 2023 edition of the Venetian Carnival of RemiremontLink / file nameLink / file nameLink / file nameLink / file name
July-August - Night Markets
Terroir & traditions in Girmont
The night markets of Gimont-Val-d'Ajol are one of the major events of the summer. Organized by the association of markets, they are spread over 10 weekends and offer a rich program with a different theme every Friday from 18 p.m. to 21 p.m. Having become the essential local and artisanal market with its exclusively local, organic products and its demonstrations of know-how, it has become the gathering place for lovers of authenticity. Local producers and craftsmen come to present their fruits, jewellery, honey, manufactured objects, donuts, charcuterie, juices, etc. to the public. The event brings together hundreds of local visitors or vacationers every weekend.
September - Infernal Trail
Excel in Saint-Nabord
Created in 2009, the Infernal Trail des Vosges is not just a simple competition. Beyond the personal challenge and the desire to excel, there are also values such as sharing, exchange, conviviality and emotion. With its 650 volunteers, 5 runners and more than 000 partners, the event has become an unforgettable experience for participants and visitors. The sporting events that follow one another over 60 days: 4 trails (6km, 200km, 130km, 70km, 30km and 15km at night) and 8 obstacle runs (2km and 8km for children), make it a unique event in France. The next editions still promise incredible projects.
December - Christmas Market of Yesteryear
Magic & Enchantment in Plombières-les-Bains
In December the magic and the magic settle in Plombières-les-Bains. For more than 25 years now, the “Christmas market of yesteryear” has undoubtedly been the most authentic Christmas market in the Vosges. Here the spirit of Christmas takes on its full meaning thanks to the will of the inhabitants who throughout the year prepare the decorations to sublimate the elegant Plombières-les-Bains. You will come across the lamplighter, hear traditional Christmas carols, share mulled wine with the family and meet passionate and talented craftsmen. You will then take the time to savor, in all simplicity, the Advent period, the opportunity also to become a child again thanks to the sensations found.