Autumn family-fun weekend In Trentino

Events and festivals for an autumn family weekend in Trentino

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Events and festivals for an autumn family weekend

AUTUMN 2019 - Children are back at school but we still daydream of laid-back summer days and long to spend more time together and to relax a bit longer. So why not take advantage of an autumn weekend and spend few days enjoying outdoor activities and the wonderful colours that nature offers during this season.

If you are looking for things to do with children in Trentino this autumn, you’ll find here the top events for families dedicated to autumn and nature’s bounty: grapes, apples and chestnuts. There are many events, workshops and themed activities to put your manual skills to the test and spark your imagination.

Desmontegade, September

Every year at the end of the summer, herds and flocks stroll through the villages decorated with flowers and clanking bells to celebrate their return from the alpine pastures. It’s a traditional festival that brings towns together and an occasion to taste the local specialities.

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VendemmiAmo, Piana Rotaliana, end August -mid October

Have you ever tried grape harvesting with your children? Grab a pair of shears, a picking pail and join the growers in this fascinating activity. They will show you how to hand pick the grape clusters and share their secrets. End this experience with a picnic in the vineyards and, just for the grownups, a tasting in the cellar.

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Ganzega d’autunno, Mori – 5th and 6th October

A journey through the past that brings old pastimes, games and crafts to life. Trentino’s folklore and traditional cuisine are the soul of this festival. Taste the gastronomic specialities and pay with special XIX century bank notes, play old games, learn about long-gone crafts such as silk production and typography. Plus, music shows, exhibitions and tastings.

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Il Festival dello Sport, Trento 10th - 13th October

Open-air workshops, meeting sports champions, sports camps set up in the squares so you can try a variety of sports such as archery, football, basketball and even climbing. This is what the Festival dello Sport is all about, taking place in Trento from the 10th to 13th October. And the theme for this second edition is…the phenomenon/the phenomena.

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Pomaria, Val di Non, 12th - 13th October

It’s the one and only apple festival, where you can discover the sweet world of apples through workshops, show cokking events and guided tours in the fileds. You can also build your own crate and fill it up with freshly picked apples from the local orchards.

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Chestnut Festivals

Children will love walking through centuries-old chestnut woods, scavenging through the leaves for little spiky shells and filling their pockets with shiny chestnuts. Market stalls will fill the air with the fragrant smell of roasted chestnuts and put on display the local artisan craft.

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Published on 06/06/2023