By Paul Halbedel
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After the success of its first edition in 2021, Mintfest is back in Revel! For four days, several entertainment and festive activities will be proposed by the association Revel, all in gamesin the city center but also in Saint-Ferréol lake.
If the purpose of the event is to remember the attachment of the bastide to the mint who earned his reputation thanks to mint get whose recipe was developed in the city, many other themes will be at the heart of this festival: the sportthe culturethe inheritance but also the music and the gastronomy on the occasion of a big festive night Saturday July 23 under the belfry.
“The common thread of this event is Rollick ! The goal is to bring together the largest number of Revélois from very diverse backgrounds. There are 21 companies who are partners of the event but also 16 associations, two sports centersthe media libraryME’tourist office, the merchants or even the wood museum that are associated with the event”, explains Jerome Garciathe deputy mayor in charge of sports.
Sports challenges on Saturday afternoon
Like last year, the main events will take place on Saturday. Starting at 2 p.m., the Allées Charles de Gaulle will be the scene of a great sports afternoon. Total, 12 challenges will stand before the participants: archery, boxing, handball, gym, climbing…
This year there will also be a small incursion on the Boulevard de la République with a new discipline that will be offered compared to last year: biathlon that combines skating and laser shooting. Always in the news section, we will also have a giant table football. The Sorèze band, Gen’s band, will be there to liven up the afternoon. And the youngest will be rewarded with small prizes.
At the same time, in the heart of the bastide, the merchants summer sale which will also be animated by a band.
A big party at night.
Also on Saturday, July 23, but this time from 7:00 p.m., it is at Place Philippe VI in Valois – totally pedestrianized for the occasion – that this edition of Festi’Menthe will continue with a very festive night.
Several restoration formulas will be offered by catering and food trucks. It will also be possible to complete your menu with different mint dishes (bread, macaroons, ice cream, etc.). And this great popular meal under the belfry will take place with music thanks to the presence of the groups GT range Y the rat ropes.
Other quotes from the program
Among the other events on the program for this edition of Festi’Menthe, we highlight two major sporting events organized on Sunday at Lake Saint-Ferréol: the Calvetout, a hiking and mountain biking which will take place first thing in the morning, as well as a beach rugby tournament the afternoon.
On Thursday, July 21 at 9:30 p.m., a conference on “water in Revel” It will be proposed by the historical society as part of an exhibition on the same theme that can be visited from Thursday to Sunday at the cultural center.
In the media library, this time it will be possible to see an exhibition entitled “From Factory to Music” that will allow visitors to understand how the old Get factory became a media library.
From Thursday 21 to Saturday 23 July you can also participate in the festival contest to try to win one of the ten prizes at stake, for this you will need solve different sports puzzles going to the collaborating structures of the event to validate their answers: the tourist office, the Museum of wood and marquetry, the Get cultural center and the merchants’ association.
in green and white
It is also to be noted that the city must “go green” during this holiday weekend. The official attire of this Festi’Menthe, a sailor in white and green colorsin fact, it has been on sale for several days at the tourist office.
Finally, we notice that the Opening ceremony of this edition of the Festi’Menthe will take place from Wednesday, July 20 under the belfry, upstream of the first country farmers market of the summer season but also of the arrival in Revel of the runners of the sporting event the france running.
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