Cotentin: a great ancestral agricultural festival returns after two years of absence

The rendezvous of Grande-Saint-Pierre is this Saturday August 6, with a whole panel of animations which highlights the richness of the agricultural and artisanal activity of the Val de Saire. (©archive image/La Presse de la Manche)

This is the Great Saint Peterthis Saturday, August 6, 2022 All day long in the central square of Saint-Pierre-Eglise (Sleeve). Day of celebration, day of reunion after two years of scarcity due to the health crisis.

Agricultural competition

Horse and cattle breeders will meet at dawn with their farms as part of the traditional course of the Cantonal competition organized by the local Agricultural Show.

The animals will be presented in hand, throughout the morning to parade under the watchful eyes of the members of the jury. Effervescence therefore this Saturday morning for parades that will highlight everything the know-how of breeders of the canton alongside a mini-farm dedicated to children with the presence of many animals.

The time of this first Saturday of August is an opportunity to immerse yourself in the great excitement which for decades has made the chief town of the canton a veritable hub of agricultural activity in the Val de Saire. Each year, the dynamic agricultural association of Saint-Pierre-Eglise and the Festival Committee unite so that the Great Saint-Pierre continues in its spirit.

Many animations

La Grande Saint-Pierre, is a unmissable meeting both for the actors of the sector of animal husbandryonly for locals and tourists.

This year, market gardeners are joining us, through the establishment of a vegetable pyramid. We are happy that this activity, which is very present in the Val de Saire, is at our side, because it underlines the dynamism of the organizers in ensuring that the actors of the agricultural sector in the region are brought together.

Stephane LemonnierPresident of the Agricultural Show

Agricultural council whose actions have been boosted by the presence for several years of young people, who have ensured that the intergenerational handover is well under way.

For its part, the Festival Committee has set up a large garage sale which will start at dawn as well asa local market rich in many local producers.

Videos: currently on Actu

A very beautiful eexhibition around old photos of the Grande Saint-Pierre is also offered at the Passerelle des arts. The opportunity to immerse yourself in the history and evolution of this ancestral festival which has been going on since 1517.

From our correspondent Nathalie BONNEMAINS

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