Antica Festa del Castello Medieval Festival 1/2/3 September

Mussomeli / Province of Caltanissetta

The medieval events start with the traditional agricultural – craft fair in the afternoon and continue through the historical parade in medieval costumes, which runs through the city streets.

The culmination of the representation is in the Castle, which comes alive in the enchantment of the evening between sounds, songs, ladies and gentlemen.

The parade commemorates the arrival in Mussomeli of King Frederick III of Aragon , also known as ” Simple “.

Here the full program:

Thursday, September 1st, 2016

09:30 Ribbon cutting “Antica Fiera del Castello” (the cattle fair and agricultural equipment)

10:00 to 12:00 WORKSHOP The Animal Husbandry Sector: Current status and future prospects

13:00 to 14:00 Lunch Break • Tasting of four cheeses Brands DOP Sicilian:

or Pecorino Siciliano DOP

or Piacentinu Ennese DOP

or Vastedda of Valle del Belice DOP

or Ragusano DOP

16:00 to 23:00 Historical Parade and Castle Animated The parade will start from the center of Mussomeli

16:00 to 23:00 Exhibition “Antique Fair Castle” (the cattle fair and agricultural equipment) exposure will be set up inside a box to:

• Photo exhibition of ancient trade

• recreational space for children

Friday, September 2nd, 2016

7:00 a.m. to 09:00 tasting ricotta

10:00 to 12:00 Exhibition “Antique Fair Castle” (the cattle fair and agricultural equipment) Technical assistance with race experts – by Prof. Baldo Portolano – UNIPA Faculty of Agriculture and Dr. Raffaele Sarda – Director Consortium Piacentinu Ennese DOP

16:00 to 23:00 Exhibition “Antique Fair Castle” (the cattle fair and agricultural equipment) exposure will be set up inside a box to:

Photo exhibition of ancient trade

recreational space for children

21:15 Concert of sacred art within the project “The Mediterranean laments”

Saturday, September 3rd, 2016

10:00 to 12:00 Exhibition “Antique Fair Castle” (the cattle fair and agricultural equipment) exposure will be set up inside a box to:

Photo exhibition of ancient trade

recreational space for children

11:30 to 14:00 Guided tasting tour of Sicilian DOP cheese by invitation reserved to the livestock operators, will be curated by ONAF (National Organization of Cheese Tasters)

16:00 to 10:00 p.m. Exhibition “Ancient Fair of the Castle” (the cattle fair and agricultural equipment) exposure will be set up inside a box to:

Photo exhibition of ancient trade

recreational space for children

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