There is a lot on the agenda this weekend in both the Nyon and Morges areas, with a bit of careful planning you could attend all events should you wish. Read on and take your pick!
Wine Festival in Nyon
Focussing on the town of Nyon itself. The annual Fête de la Vigne (wine festival) kicks off on Friday night 3rd October at 17:00 with wine and live music outside the Place du Château. At 18:00, the band “Red Night) (A Swiss tribute band to Californian group Green Day) are on the line up, followed by “Bruce Copeland” at 21:00.
On Saturday 4th the wine festival begins in earnest and continues all day with events from 10:00 in the morning to 22:30 at night. The official ceremony is scheduled for 14:30, and at 15:00 the actual grapes will be picked from the vines near the castle in the gardens above the La Duche car park and then they will be pressed in the old wine press. Members of the public can take part in the grape picking! For the full programme see here. See video below of last year’s event on Nyon TV.
Autumn Fair in Nyon – Oktoberfest
The annual Autumn Fair in Nyon has been renamed Oktoberfest this year, along with the lovely colourful Autumn stands along the streets of Nyon, there presumably will be beer on sale too! The fair continues all day, from 07:00: to 20:00.
UEFA open day in Nyon
A reminder that it’s Open Day at UEFA on Saturday the 4th October from 09:00-16:00. This open day is a chance to see inside the building, to take part in competitions, to see behind the scenes and look at exhibitions all about the beautiful game. Details here
Ski Club Troc in Bassins
It’s the “troc” (second hand sale) of ski gear in the Grande Salle in Bassins on Saturday the 4th Ocotber. A great opportunity to get equipped for the coming winter season and to find out about La Gamelle (the ski club) itself. Got ski gear to sell? Then you can deposit it between 10:00 and 11:30. The actual sale begins at 13:30 until 15:30 and unsold goods must be collected 16:00 and 16:30.
British Classic Car show in Morges
It’s the annual Classic Car show in Morges on Saturday 4th October. This takes place along Morges lake side from 10:00 to 17:00.
This car show is gathering of over 1500 British classic cars and motorbikes of all makes. Entry is free for both participants and the public. See here for full details
Big Expat fair – Sunday 5th October in Geneva
This Sunday it’s Expat Expo in Geneva from 11:00 to 17:00 at La Praille shopping centre. Meet 100s of exhibitors from all over Switzerland. These expat fairs are very useful if you have recently moved to Switzerland and want to know about the services that are on offer for expats. Banks, insurance companies and small English speaking businesses will be all there under one roof, along with experts on hand to answer questions about living in this country.
Also – Living in Nyon recommends you visit table number 5 at the Expat Expo where you can meet the authors of the latest “Know it all Passport” guide and of “Education Guide Switzerland” . Note, there will be a review of the latest “Know it all Passport” guide in a future Living in Nyon post along with a chance to win a free copy. Watch this space!