Aug 15, 2018 - Aug 26, 2018
Echallens - Fête et Festival
From 15 to 26 August 2018, the village of Echallens will live to the rhythm of the 4th edition of the Wheat and Bread Festival. Created for the occasion, "Solstices" will bring together 40,000 spectators and nearly 800 performers. Workshops, wine cellars and the traditional Sunday procession of August 19 complete the programme.
Located about 10 miles from Lausanne, Echallens - the capital of the district called Gros-de-Vaud - is considered the “breadbasket of Switzerland” thanks to its enormous grain surface and expertise. The Wheat and Bread Festival was launched in 1978 to confirm this title and pays tribute to the professions in the field of agriculture, milling and baking.
Forty years later, the fourth edition of this traditional festival is eagerly awaited. For the occasion, entertainment professionals from the region have created a show called “Solstices”. Modern but rooted in tradition, “Solstices” will bring together nearly 800 people on stage: professionals, amateurs and volunteers.
The less fortunate who have no admission ticket will still be able to take part in the celebration, through workshops offered for children and adults, wine cellars open late into the night in Echallens and the famous traditional village procession on Sunday, August 19.