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Valais Drink Pure Festival

From the 20th to the 22nd of July, don't miss the Alphorn festival.


More than a simple gathering of players, the Valais Drink Pure Festival of Alphorns additionally offers an official competition, a grand traditional procession, a village dance and productions by folkloric groups.

This event is a true popular festival centred on Swiss folklore. It takes place between the Plaine des Ecluses in the heart of the resort (Friday-Saturday) and the exceptional site of the Lac Noir of Tracouet at an altitude of 2'200 metres (Sunday). It is in this postcard scenery that 200 players get together for the ensemble pieces.

The official competition unites more than 90 players divided into several categories. A blinded jury of experts listens to and evaluates the pieces played. This procedure is unique in Switzerland up to now.

All the entertainments and productions are free (except for the ride up to Tracouet in the telecabine on Sunday).

An alluring programme


From 5.30 pm

Catering on site, free entrance

6.30 pm

Alphorn group of Nendaz

8.00 pm

Concert of the Fanfare la Concordia of Nendaz

9.00 pm

Bavarian evening with Obenheimer Express Band

11.00 pm

Dance with Ricoshow



10.00 am

Official Alphorn competition before a blind jury (a 10 minute walk from the tent, free shuttle bus)

10.30 am -
7.00 pm

Musical entertainment at the sport centre
Folk groups : yodellers, bell ringers, folk dancing

5.30 pm

Church service at the church of Haute-Nendaz, animated by the choir of hunters

6.45 pm

Big parade with groups and floats

From 8.15 pm

Grand folkloric evening

10.15 pm

Dance with Ricoshow


SUNDAY 22nd OF JULY - TRACOUET LAKE (2'200 M) - CHF 16.-

8.30 am - 5.00 pm

Day of traditions at Tracouet

Musical animations, handicraft market, Alphorn-fabrication workshop

10.30 am

Alphorn "Morceaux d'ensemble" (musicians playing simultaneously)

Official part and speech by Mr. Nicolas Feuz

11.30 am

Alphorn competition grand final

2.00 pm

Production of young solits winner

2.30 pm

Alphorn "Morceaux d'ensemble"
Closing ceremony, speech of president of organising committee Mr Beat Eggel
Results and prize giving ceremony


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