If you’re looking for greener pastures, this weekend is the time. Swiss’expo, the “largest farm” in Switzerland, opened 14 January 2010 and will continue until the 17th.
It is being held at Beaulieu in Lausanne.
The agricultural show includes more than 1,000 show animals, including calves, cows, horses, ponies, and goats, as well as local and regional produce, to be eaten on site or to take away, and an organic farm and village.
More than one thousand European-bred cows will be in competition. The “coronation ceremony” of showered down, brushed up and decked out cows will take place on Friday 15 January, when the prize cattle will be put up for auction.
Saturday night offers music and awarding of prizes to champion livestock.
For the children: Lovely is coming to Beaulieu
The Swiss milk producers association and their cow Lovely will show you how a cow produces milk and how it is turned into butter, cheese and yogurt through the use of games, diagrams, photos and tastings.
Colorado Country Band: it’s party time this weekend
The Colorado Country Band will play on Saturday 16 January 2010 from 19H30 to 20H30 and on Sunday 17 starting at 13H. They play new country rock.
For information:Beaulieu exhibition centre, 1000 Lausanne 22, tel. +41 021 643 21 11, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.beaulieu.org