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Autumn and Grape Harvest Celebration

On the first weekend in October, Lugano celebrates the beginning of Autumn with a festival dedicated to local products.

The Autumn festival concludes the open-air events with a large fair in the pedestrian zone of Lugano.
In the classic city scenario, in a grand choreography of colors and tastes, you will be able to find the typical grottini, a lot of folkloric music, Ticinese gastronomic delights and many stands around town. The center of the city will welcome the visitors in numerous grottini operated by local companies which will offer typical Ticinese specialties, such as polenta with stew or beans and mortadella or roast pork, risotto, minestrone, gnocchi and many other exquisite local delights. Swiss and foreign guests and the local population will be able to taste and relish, in cheerful company, the best our region can offer: apart from the delights for the palate, also musical groups, artists and entertainers invited specially for the occasion, who will stage a series of very different shows. This is a big festival for all, from the children to the elderly: why not take advantage of the opportunity for a pleasant celebration of the end of summer?

Piazza della Riforma
Friday 02.10 / 18:00
Official inauguration of the Autumn Festival in Riforma Square, in front of the local Authorities and the Luganese Volunteer Workers, with the free distribution of bread cake.

Piazza della Riforma / Pier
Friday 02.10 / 16:00 - 18:00
Saturday 03.10 / 10:00 – 18:00
Sunday 04.10 / 10:00 – 18:00
In Piazza della Riforma, there are games for children: face-painting that kids will find irresistible. There is also a Ludobus with wooden games and snacks on a boat. It’s a chance to play and for kids and parents to have fun together.

Piazza della Riforma / city center
Friday 02.10 / 16:00 – 20:00
Saturday 03.10 / 10:00 – 20:00
Sunday 04.10 / 10:00 – 18:00
Rich costumes and the fun of many popular music groups breathe new life into the downtown area. People in traditional Ticino dress hand out grapes. A real grappa distillery will be on hand to offer demonstrations for anyone who is interested. There are also free excursions by boat or on foot.

Via Nassa, Via Pessina, Via Magatti, Via Soave.
Friday 02.10 / 16:00 – 22:00
Saturday 03.10 / 10:00 – 22:00
Sunday 04.10 / 10:00 – 18:00
Local culinary products and crafts add colour and excitement to the kiosks along the city streets. It ’s the perfect chance to catch up on Christmas shopping or pick up something special for your loved ones.

City center
Friday 02.10 / 16:00 – 02:00
Saturday 03.10 / 10:00 – 02:00
Sunday 04.10 / 10:00 – 18:00
Ten dining options, with more than 1200 m2 indoors, offering popular, typical dishes and excellent Ticino wine.

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