English agenda 2012



Saturday 6th of October

14.30 – Grand Opening of POMM’EXPO.

Within the Grand tent, the opening of the landscaped show based on the theme: Apples and Water.

An exhibition of many ancient varieties of apples by the Association’ Les Croqueurs de Pommes’ (Apples Crunchers)

In the Foyer, opening of the painting exhibition on the theme ‘Nature and the sheen of water’. Exhibition of pupils’ paintings.

Free entrance for all the exhibitions. All the exhibitions are open daily from 9.30 am until Sunday 14th October.

Parade with the Majorettes of Parthenay and local children.

Fun fair
Exhibition of second-hand cars.
Apples for sale

14.30 Competition of petanque by doublettes(pairs) in four legs at Les Effres lake.

20.30 At the Alauna 21 hall, Dinner-dance with the band « CALYPSO ». 22€ including aperitif and coffee (wine extra).

Booking until 3th of October at La Maison de la Presse 05 49 95 67 41, or SUPER U 05 49 63 70 54

Sunday 7th of October

10.00 Gastronomic Brotherhoods Parade
10.30 Religious ceremony with the Saint Hubert horns blowers.
14.00 Cycle Race. Weighing of the winner (The winner wins the weight of their bicycle and themselves in apples)
Free entertainment with the Brass Band and Dancers from Chanteloup

18.00 Competiton to find the person who can eat a delicious apple tart (1kg weight) in the shortest time, and for the longest apple peel (registration free on the day)

Monday 8th of October

9.00 Animation: Training workshop on the theme of water, with the CPIE of Coutières, the Hunting and Fishing Federation and the water trade union.

Tuesday 9th of October

9.00 Town Hall esplanade, a ramble organised by La Marouette Gâtinaise .
2 trails to discover.

All the attendees are invited to a small reception in the tent at the end of the course.

10.00 Animation with the pupils on the theme of the water.

Wednesday 10th of October

10.00 Animation with the pupils on the theme of the water.

14.00 In the tent, information by the MSA, ARCANDE and the League Against Cancer, about screening for cancer.

Thursday 11th of October


20.30 award ceremony for the house with best floral display.

Friday 12th of October

14.30 at the Petit Théatre
Talk about water mills, free entrance. Open to everybody.
20.30 at the Petit Théatre
Talk on the theme: « problems about water”
20.30 at the multi leisure hall. Competition of quoits

Saturday 13th of October


In addition to the exhibitions of the first WE:

-Trading fair under the tent
-exhibition of poultry
12.00 Drinks offered for all by CREDIT AGRICOLE

14.00 Boules competition at the Effres’ ground organised by the Société de Boules.

16.00 in the Foyer the official opening of the Art paintings.

Sunday 14th of October


All day long:

GIANT Market in the streets of the town

Car boot sale in La Fontaine street (registration at the Town Hall until the 13th).

14.00 Show performed by LES GUEURLETS D’AU POUETOU.

Apple sale located on the outskirts of the town.

18.00 Drawing lots for the Tombola.

18h30 Flower sale in the main tent.

Special thanks to Alison

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