Give yourself a lesson in Swissness at this national fair.
Now in its 96th edition, this annual fair celebrates everything Swiss, including the food, the music, the wine, artisan products, fashion, traditional customs and culture, rural life, modern invention and – of course – its cows. Held in the vast indoor and outdoor spaces of the Beaulieu congress centre, Comptoir Suisse is a fun day out and an opportunity to perhaps learn a thing or two you didn’t otherwise know about Switzerland.
This year’s event promises 480 exhibitors, an 8,000m2 farm featuring 400 animals, a 700-seat arena hosting cattle competitions, dog parades and equestrian events, a hall dedicated to creative workshops and an outdoor stage for a programme of live music.
Rather less Swiss, the event will also highlight the culinary flair of guest exhibiting country Mexico, and boast a large surf pool with a continuous breaking wave where visitors can practise surfing.