Ponte dell'Olio - Fiera di San Rocco
Wednesday 15 and Thursday 16 August 2018
The eagerly awaited Fiera di San Rocco returns to Ponte dell'Olio on Wednesday 15 and Thursday 16 August 2018.
The fair has ancient origins and this year is celebrated for the 348th time. This event is the traditional gathering in the Nure Valley for Ferragosto (the big summer holiday on 15 August), uniting popular culture, music and typical gastronomic specialities with rich opportunities of shopping and quality crafts.
On Thursday 16 August, Holy Mass will be celebrated in honour of the patron saint, San Rocco, at 10 a.m. in the presence of Monsignor Giorgio Corbellini.
On the occasion of the two festival days, creative hobby stalls and displays will be set up along via Veneto.
Shops in town will be open until late and it will be possible to eat outdoors in piazza I Maggio enjoying the specialities of two guest restaurants and at the food stands set up by the bars of the town. Not to be missed, the cooked salame typical of Ponte dell’Olio, to taste together with the many other delicacies of the area.
At Ferragosto, date with a Silent Disco for an evening of music and fun. For the day of San Rocco, the community will be cuaght up with the eagerly expected game of bingo with rich prizes. And then, for the children, excitement at the funfair in Piazza delle Fornaci (from 10 to 20 August 2018).
At Ferragosto (Wednesday 15 August) grand involvement of youg people (and not so young) in the Silent Disco with three sound tracks. From 9.30 p.m. music with 4 DJs alternating on the stage: Becker, Dj Paska, Andre e Fabietto (Dojo Team) and Lenny Dj.
Thursday 16 August 2018, the eventing's entertainment is a game of bingo: the orgainisers will provide rich prizes, including a voucher of 500 euro to spend in the shops of Ponte dell’Olio, a 50-inch TV, and an electric hoverboard. And, of course, also food hampers, electrical gadgets, a folding bicycle and much else besides ..
The event has been orgabnised by PontEventi and the Comune of Ponte dell’Olio.