Wheat Harvest Festival

Wheat Harvest Festival (Provins, France)

Last weekend of August
The small village of Provins in north-central France celebrates its wheat harvest at the end of the summer. On the last Saturday and Sunday of August, villagers decorate their homes and shops with wheat and wildflowers. There are also exhibits of antique farming tools and parades featuring harvest floats pulled by tractors. The villagers reenact ancient rituals involving wheat and perform demonstrations of how the grain is separated, ground, and baked to make bread.
Provins Tourism Office
Chemin de Villecran
P.O. Box 44
Provens, 77482 France
33-1-6460-2626; fax: 33-1-6460-1197

Celebrated in: France

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