Castelnuovo del Garda
18 November 2022 – 21 November 2022

The thousand-year-old fair, originated on Colle San Lorenzo an high ground in Cavalcaselle, where since the year one thousand it was a place of rest and refreshment for the many shepherds who passed through during their seasonal movement from Mount Baldo to the valley. There they would camp while waiting to ferry their herds of cattle across the Mincio River and return home. Around the hearth, shepherds set up small camps while women used to prepare a hot meal such as broth, risotto or tripe. On transit days the crowd of shepherds on the hill also drew many street vendors and tradition has it that this is how the fair began.

The Ancient Cavalcaselle Fair even though began as a shepherds’ fair-market, during the1800s established itself as a gathering occasion on San Lorenzo Hill. A union of agricultural tradition and folklore shared by the entire community making it different from others and very much felt by the inhabitants of the surrounding area.

The event takes place during 4 days where bivouacs and covers very similar to the historical ones are created by the various associations, in which typical local products can be tasted.


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