This Sunday, 6 October, don’t miss one of the most charming seasonal festivals in the area, the Fête de la Courge in nearby Corsier. Courge is the French word for squash, and this fête spotlights pumpkins in every way. Large pumpkins and small, pumpkin quiche, pumpkin pie, pumpkin soup – and more!
The day-long festival begins at 10h00 and concludes by 18h00. In addition to pumpkins and other varieties of squash, local fare like sausages, macarons, breads, pastries, and beer will be on offer.
Getting there: Corsier is located in the Canton of Geneva. Via public transportation, it takes 20 minutes to reach Corsier from the center of town (arret: Rive) on Bus G (direction P+R Viegy). By car, head north on Route de Thonon and watch for signs for the festival as you approach Corsier.
Have you been to the Fête de la Courge? Tell us about it!
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The Fête de la Courge was the first event I went to upon moving to Geneva. It was pouring down rain but we had to escape all the moving boxes in our house! Back then it was truly a small, local affair. Then it closed down for several years. I can’t believe how big it has become with all that delicious food to offer!
Super pics. Many thanks. We are in Oslo for a long weekend with Otto. Love the Nordic atmosphere. Best, Kata
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Thanks for stopping by – glad you liked the post! Have a fantastic time in Oslo and we’ll see you back in Geneva soon!
Thanks for all the info on the festival/ expo this weekend in Geneva. We are spoilt for choice! Also a Japanese Festival in Carouge today…
I saw a poster for the Japanese Festival as I was leaving the Expat Expo – I hope you enjoyed if you were able to go!
Yes, it was a very enjoyable and I loved photographing the beautiful kimonos and other costumes.