Sunday, March 22, 2015

Cherry Festival

Isn't that the most beautiful basket full of cherries that you've ever seen?  That's exactly what I thought when we discovered that right across the road from Vill Barbaro (see last post) a Festa della Ciliegia (cherry festival) was going on.  We joined the crowds of mostly locals and wandered around enjoying the festive atmosphere.....and the cherries.

I discovered the festival looking out of the window of the villa and seeing all the tents across the road and we quickly decided that we should check it out.

There were rides for the kids like this steam powered tractor.

And there were a variety of classic cars like this one with all decorated with flowers and bows.  Way in the back of this photo you can see the cherry booths where the vendors were selling cartons of fresh cherries.  We took two cartons with us and enjoyed snacking on them the rest of the trip.

Among all the craft booths was this table displaying some antique scales.

There was also food and wine being sold and of course, all kinds of cherry desserts and treats.  It was fun to mingle with the locals and enjoy their hospitality.


PerthDailyPhoto said...

Just spent a lovely time going back through your travel posts Sharon, you certainly have visited many beautiful parts of the world.. Totally gorgeous images, lots of incredible memories.

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Judy said...

What a fun day that must have been!

William Kendall said...

Cherries definitely taste delicious, particularly in jam or pie!

Catalyst said...

Now that was serendipity!

Thérèse said...

Such good looking scales! And the cherries are so well displayed in these baskets, hard to ignore them.