Gastronomy, Tastings

Festival of Damassine AOP

Join us for the 1st Damassine Festival on 24 and 25 September!

The results of the competition are available!

Link to the results → Competition results


It goes without saying that the 1st festival of the red damassine will take place in Ajoie, the emblematic cultivating region of this fruit, on 24 and 25 September 2022 in two locations:
- Ô Vergers d'Ajoie in Porrentruy
- Gîte de la Bergerie in Courchavon
At this event, you will discover the history of a plum which once came from far away. Here you will meet the producers of regional products and agrotourism operators during tastings and animations designed for each and everyone.
The programme includes:
Open access events such as a market with regional products, storytelling for children in the orchards, pony rides, farm animal events, horse-drawn wagon rides, a tasting bar, distilling demonstrations, etc. There are also activities available with prior booking (on site or in advance) such as guided themed walks or tours of the Swiss Fruit and Distillery Museum.
You can find the detailed programme here.
A market with regional products
On the occasion of the regional products market held on the Bergerie site, you will have the opportunity to taste numerous recipes based on the red damassine and the damassine AOP, as well as other regional products from the Jura and the Bernese Jura. Incidentally, producers had the opportunity to submit their red damassine products to an industry competition, the results of which will be announced during the Evening of the Damassine AOP on Saturday evening, 24 September.
Evening of the Damassine AOP on 24 September 2022
In addition to the many activities organised throughout the weekend, an Evening of the Damassine AOP will be held on Saturday 24 September from 19.30 in the festival hall of Alle. The event will be hosted by MC Roger and will include the award ceremony for the Damassine AOP and related products competition, as well as a themed gourmet menu based on the star product of the day.
Price: CHF 60.

Exhibition "Imagine your Damasson!"
25 school classes from the Jura region have accepted our invitation to decorate giant wooden damassons. There are no fewer than 75 pieces that will adorn the orchards on the premises of Ô Vergers d'Ajoie. Admire and support the works of art of the Jura students by voting for your favourite damasson on Saturday from 10.00 to 18.00 h. By doing so, you will be taking part in the nomination of the public prize. A jury of experts will select three worthy damassons whose prizes will be presented on Sunday morning from 10.30 h at the Porrentruy site.
How to get there
Parking spaces are available. A shuttle taxi operates between the two sites for those who like walking. The Ô Vergers d'Ajoie site is also accessible by public transport.

The event is taking place on 2 sites, find the full programme here. There is something for all tastes and all ages.

The 2 sites of the Damassine PDO Festival
Bed & Breakfast, Courchavon

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Museum, Porrentruy

Swiss Fruits and Distillery Museum