Held on the first Monday of July (in any year), Le Viaër Marchi is a colourful and widely anticipated annual event in Guernsey’s calendar and continues to be the Trust’s greatest fundraiser.
The event, held at Saumarez Park, attracts a huge gathering of locals and visitors. It focuses around a central cluster of stalls selling traditional homemade produce including beanjar, Guernsey biscuits and gâche. Local cider, ice-cream and honey are also best sellers. The list of stallholders grows from year to year and a delightful variety of island produce is plentiful.
Around the stallholders’ hub radiate the other activities including demonstrations of traditional skills such as butter making, weaving of lobster pots, lace and rope making, with stallholders in traditional Guernsey costume to add to the authentic atmosphere.
Entertainment typically includes carriage rides, a Punch & Judy Show, a performance by the Boys’ Brigade and a display of traditional local dancing and patois songs by L’Assemblaie d’Guernesiais.
Le Viaër Marchi is a vibrant and colourful event, showcasing the very best of Guernsey’s heritage. If you would like to participate as a stallholder, entertainer, crafter or by offering much needed help, please click here.
Le Viaër Marchi attracts crowds of over 6,000 and provides high visibility for corporate sponsors. If your company is interested in sponsoring aspects of Le Viaër Marchi, please click here.