Journées D’Octobre (October Days in Alsace)
The Journées d’Octobre and the Folie’Flore exhibit will come together again this year at the Parc Expo in Mulhouse for a festival with good business, entertainment, relaxation, and festive moments for the whole family, as well as a magical and unique floral show.
The traditional “villages” of the Journées d’Octobre will present novelties of regional artisans, producers, and creators as well as events grouped around restaurants for convivial moments with family or friends. At the “Village des Créateurs,” about 40 artisans offer original and quality creations ranging from jewelry and leather goods to fashion and decoration. The “Village du Jardin” offers everything you need to develop your little green corner at home, including plants, barbecues, garden sheds, garden furniture, fences, and even cut-stone creations. The The “Village de l’Habitat” includes activities related to the renovation, arrangement, or interior design of the house—doors, insulation, spas, heating, electricity, tiling, and household arts. Some exhibitors also offer products from the fashion and beauty sector. The “Marché du Terroir” is an opportunity to discover artisanal and local producers who are keen to advise and present quality products from their regions. From teas to cold cuts, wines, and cakes, you will find everything to delight the taste buds. Lastly, the “Village Gourmand” is considered the soul of the festival, where people like to eat or have a drink in a festive atmosphere. Nearly 20 local restaurateurs are on site with their gourmet specialties. There will also be three entertainment stages spread across the Gourmet Village for musical entertainment, dances, crafts, and culinary demonstrations.
Folie’Flore is a unique floral show that takes place every year in early October in Mulhouse. In total, 10,000 m² of ephemeral gardens come to life to the rhythm of the play of water and light for 11 days of show. The theme of this 2022 edition is rare trees, cacti, and orchids. It features two sections: The “Enchanted Canopy” is a veritable tropical jungle made up of rare exotic plants with a path that takes the shape of a suspension bridge through this dense and humid plant universe. Waterfalls and flights of orchids made of fabrics by an Alsatian artist appear along the way. The second section is entitled “Monaco: Between Land and Water.” Here, the exotic garden of Monaco comes to exhibit its plants accustomed to desert environments in a contemporary and abstract setting. It’s a vegetal and aquatic checkerboard that occasionally reveals 3D images, like a mirage in the heart of the desert. This fair will also feature Crazy Florists, the Folie’Flore restaurant, a children’s area and tea house, and the magnolia tree.
The fair will open daily from 10:00 (except October 6 from 15:00) and will close daily just before midnight (October 16 at 19:00).
Entrance costs € 8 for adults and € 6.50 for children ages 7–15 for both fairs. Access to only the villages of the Journées d’Octobre is € 2; kids under age 7 are free.
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