Se Desmonteghea in Falcade

Se Desmonteghea in Falcade
In Falcade it is time to “desmontegar” –come down from the mountain, so to speak, and celebrate the animals coming back to the village after having spent the entire summer in the highland pastures of the splendid Valle del Biois.The party will last the entire weekend of the 25-26-27 September, but the most anticipated moment will take place on Saturday morning, when a long procession of cows, calves, goats, sheep, donkeys and horses will be imaginatively and ornately decorated with flowers and garlands, and paraded along the main streets in Falcade by farmers and their families dressed in traditional clothing.These are three richly evocative days that will feature yummy tastings of specialties and music from the local scene, for an event that offers visitors a chance to discover one of the most ancient and significant rituals of mountain life.  It’s a unique occasion to indulge in a short holiday at one of the most beautiful places in the Dolomites, which light up with magical colours in autumn. There are lots of collateral activities planned during the event, from an artisans market to stands featuring books and sweets, from the mountain dairy cheese festival scheduled on Sunday, to the tasty “Se Desmonteghea menus offered by the valley’s restaurants, a veritable journey through the tastes of typical local products.

Friday, September 25th, 2015
5:00 p.m. Big tent opens with the “aperitivo del malghèr” cocktail. Evening dance with the “Quelli che il Liscio” group from Comelico (BL) with some oldies but goodies.

Saturday, September 26th, 2015
11:00 a.m. Mountain pastors will parade with their festively decorated livestock through the streets of the historical centre in Falcade, to the tunes of the bands Musikkapelle Sarnthein (BZ) and Musega de Poza (TN).
12:30 p.m. Concert under the big tent: Musikkapelle Sarnthein (BZ).
2:30 p.m.  Introducing our mountain dairy cheese makers. The Rules.
4:00 p.m. Musicians from the Alto Agordino; friends of the potato.
7:00 p.m. Concert by Musega de Poza (TN) and the Schuhplattlerine di Sarnthein (BZ).
8:30 p.m. evening dance with Doganirs dalla Carnia in Friuli.

Sunday, September 27th, 2015

10:00 a.m.  Mountain Dairy Cheese Festival
10:30 a.m. Music by Val di Cembra at the little market.
11:30 a.m. Music by Val di Cembra at the big tent.
2:30 p.m. Parade and show to follow at the big tent by folk groups from the Dolomite area (Val Biois, Holzhockar, I Legar and Cianacei) with special guest the Val Resia. Theme: The Dolomite carnival players.
5:00 p.m. Music by the Val di Cembra at the big tent.
8:30 p.m.  And with one final event, end the weekend with the concert by Massimo Bubola dedicated to the centennial of the First World War.