Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Kirby Cane, Suffolk
My Motorhome: Hymer T625
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One event I REALLY enjoyed was the International Alphorn Festival at Nendaz - two valleys west of Zermatt - 2nd weekend in July. Nendaz can be accessed by postbus from Sion where there is a TCS campsite and another across the road. They also "allow" overnight parking in the village which is easily accessed by road from Sion.
Day 1 - events/trad food in a marquee in the village. Free shuttle around the town. Players competition (sort of an eistedfodd) at an outdoor venue on the outskirts of the village.
Day 2 - concert/prize giving/foreign and local entertainment. More than 100 Alphorn players by a lake on an alpine meadow at the top of the ski-lift. Food and craft stalls. Flag throwers, cow-bell players, Swiss wrestling, local squash box band, didgeridoo /French horn. . No charge for entry. Look up on youtube. Fanstastic!
Plenty other interests in the area - en route to Brig (east) Martigny (west).
"When I was 17 the boys used to call me "Coke-bottle-legs". Fifty years later, they are still like Coke bottles. Sadly, the 2 litre version!"