13th Goose Fair

From 13 November 2010 to 14 November 2010

Despite this being only the 13th year of the Fete of the Goose Game, the careful planning of every single aspect coupled with the avid support of the people of Mirano, who recognize themselves in it, make this little great local village look like a century-old traditional event. In fact, the 19th century setting of this two day event plus the game itself, which has ancient origins, help recreate the atmosphere of the olden days, but it is the people that make the difference.The event is held at the time of the year near the celebration of San Martino in the main square of the town and is enriched every year with new attractions that span from goose recipes to the street market with stalls selling goose-like souvenirs of all kinds.This event is the occasion for those coming from far afield to savour an unusual atmosphere, with costumed walkers-on, puppeteers, music players, acrobats and fire-eaters, and visit this fascinating town that includes Villa Erizzo amongst its great attractions, a 15th -16th century building surrounded by the Belvedere Gardens with the neo-gothic Castelletto Tower, in a certain way the symbol of Mirano.This years listing starts on the early afternoon of Saturday 13th November with the opening, the Ocaria (free entrance); at 16:00 it will be the turn of street performers with their shows (The Musici, the Puppet Show, Acrobats, Jugglers, street actors, Live goose display) and the Childrens Goose Game (all visiting children are invited to participate); at 18:00 there will be Miss Goose election, when visitors will choose the prettiest Miss Goose out of four birds selected by a panel of experts amongst all the animals on show, from at least 20 different breeds.The listing for Sunday 14 includes: at 9:30 opening of the fair with Ocaria (street market and shows at 11:00 the Cuccagnata, a pre-game for the allocation of the line-up, and finally at 15:00 the gran finale (pay event) with the Walkers-on parade and the Goose Game in the square.
By Insidecom Editorial Staff