Fest’Ô chai, a festival as family as musical

Fest’Ô chai, a festival as family as musical
Fest’Ô chai, a festival as family as musical

Dn Libourne, every week has its own event. After the Invasion of Lucanes, Musik on tap, the Confluence Festival… it’s time for Fest’Ô chai. If this small festival in Saint-Ciers-d’Abzac does not play in the same category in terms of budget, it is one of those gem events which, thanks to numerous good wills, enliven the rural side of the territory. First that of Fanny Sarralié and Loïc Lafoi, from the eponymous vineyards, who host and organize the event. But also and above all thanks to the volunteers, mainly friends who, every year, do not count their time and their investment. See you for a sixth edition on Saturday July 29.

Carriage ride and marching band

Fest’Ô chai, these are family and good-natured activities coupled with an evening of concerts. Carriage ride, wooden games, treasure hunt, escape game, wine tasting, makeup and drawing workshop, painting and photo exhibition, pétanque tournament (3 p.m., registration at 2 p.m.), children’s stories (4 p.m. 30) will host the afternoon. “This year, we will also have a boxing ring for initiations and the Bliat mini-farm which will present its animals,” says Fanny Sarralié. Without forgetting a live performance from the Saint-Ciers-d’Abzac drawing club

The meal and the refreshment bar, where the products are local such as the craft beer – Zita d’Asques – are the main sources of funding. On the music side, the evening will begin gently with the poetic ditties of David Gentilini, still with his guitar and accordion. The atmosphere will heat up with the Bordeaux brass band Los Teoporos, fans of festive covers. Before a rock’n’roll flight thanks to the Libournais of Dez’n’volt. The evening will end with DJ Milvich, a true musical globetrotter whose electro sets are a journey in themselves.

A moment of reunion

The reputation of Fest’Ô chai is closely linked to its friendly atmosphere. “Among the volunteers, we are a good group of friends. It remains a festival on a human scale which brings culture to life in rural areas and offers entertainment to people who cannot go far,” appreciates Jean-Baptiste Bro, who has been involved for two years. Michaël Maynard, volunteer and board member, has been part of the adventure from the start. “There is music, but above all it is a festival for families, a relaxing moment to spend with the children. » According to him, the demonstration became a real moment of reunion for a lot of people in the sector. Mélissa Murillo, also a “former”, appreciates the free nature of the festival. “It’s rare today, it motivates. And despite the years that pass, it maintains a simple, fresh and light spirit, with a lot of humanity. » Fest’Ô chai, that’s how it is, around forty volunteers.

Useful information

Free entry, only the meal is chargeable. On the menu: pâté, raw vegetable salad, braised ham and fries, 2 cheeses, apple tarts, 1/4 wine, coffee. Prices: 20 euros, 12 euros for children. Reservation on 07 82 12 32 46 or via HelloAsso.

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