Adriers Autumn Festival 9th October 2016

Today we had a great time visiting the little village of Adriers in The Vienne region where, by the side of their man-made lake, the Comite de Losirs held their 20th Autumn Festival.

Somebody took a lot of time to do this needlework banner for the 20th Anniversary Fete Day. Also all the bunting, scarecrows, decorated trees. Well done to the Comite de Losirs.

Lots of things were happening here today and these are just a selection of some of the photos that we took.

From our motorhome (which you can see in the first photo) we went down the bank and saw artisans / craft people.



Allan was intrigued by the snail stall but wasn't brave enough to eat one!

Then we made our way to the Pumpkin and Gourds Competitions




And the winner of the largest pumpkin was.....................

The Hall was all set up for the midday meal..........

Outside the men were playing with their model boats!

It was time for Dorothy to sit and rest her back a while so Allan strolled to the other side of the lake.



As with all panoramic photos, please don't forget that the view was not like this. The lake bank to the right and to the left are actually in straight line.

After a lunch in the sun, sitting outside our motorhome, we were off again to see the rest of the Fete.

Veteran Cars shone in the afternoon sunshine...........




Even an English Morris Traveller sneaked in here!


Dorothy's second car with the oblong headlights (in the 1970's) although hers was beige and Allan's first car but his was yellow.


And the Band played on................

The tractors and ploughs were all lined up.....


and the seed was being graded......

Then it was time to look at the Dressage Display...........



On to the Line Dancing........


And to finish the day, the highlight for us was this extremely funny comedy trapeze act. The trials of learning how to climb a mountain!







At the top..................now, how to get down!
They were very high up with no safety harness.


Thank you to Estelle Leclerc & Violette Hocquenghem for "Hey! Piolette!"

 

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