The Fête des Vignerons takes place every 20 to 25 years. This centuries-old, open-air festival, which began life as a small parade in the lakeside town of Vevey to celebrate the work of local winegrowers, is now officially recognised by UNESCO as part of humanity’s intangible cultural heritage. Fortunately for all of us, the next edition is just around the corner: 18 July — 11 August 2019, to be precise! Thanks to FAIRTIQ — and a little bit of luck — you too could be part of this once-in-a-generation event.
Thrills and spills on the shores of Lake Geneva
For a full four weeks, life in Vevey will be given over to a celebration, on a truly massive scale, of Switzerland’s winegrowing tradition. Through music, dance and pageantry, the picturesque town on the shores of Lake Geneva will pay homage to the work of winegrowers across the country. The centrepiece of the 2019 edition will be a live show depicting a year in the life of a vineyard.
As many as 1 million visitors are expected to flock to this impressive outdoor spectacular. So, don’t waste valuable time navigating traffic jams and looking for an elusive parking space. Travel by public transport instead and make the most of your time at this unique festival. After all, you’ll have to wait 20 years or so for the next one!
An extra 1,000 trains and 1,800 train carriages will be put on to cope with this huge influx. Also, the arena where the Fête des Vignerons will be staged is within easy walking distance (500 metres) of Vevey train station. So, what’s stopping you? Simply activate your FAIRTIQ app, and hop on the next train or bus for Vevey!
You’ve got to be in it to win it!
If you use the FAIRTIQ app for the first time during the month of July, you could win tickets to one of the Fête des Vignerons live shows and travel 1st class to and from Vevey for free.
Up for grabs:
- Tickets for the canton of Vaud show
One set of 2 tickets (Category IV) for the 11 a.m. performance on Sunday, 11 August 2019 , worth CHF 139 each.
- Free 1st class return journey
Reimbursement of the cost of your 1st class return journey to and from Vevey (as calculated by the FAIRTIQ app) .
- You will be automatically entered into the prize draw when you use the FAIRTIQ app for the first time during July 2019
- If you are already a FAIRTIQ user, simply complete the online form and send it to us by 1 August 2019.
The prize draw will take place on 2 August 2019 and the winners will be notified by email. Fingers crossed… it just might be you. Good luck!
Read the entry terms and conditions
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