By Lucie Rochette–Montalieu
Christèle Lefèvre can’t wait to see the Fête du piston reborn from its ashes. The secretary of the Orival Festivals and Leisure Association (AFLO) at Hornoy-le-Bourg (Somme) organized for months the return of this party absent for almost seven years. The AFLO, created in 2021, multiplies the animations for the municipality of Orival, with in particular the organization of a round trip to the Salon de l’Agriculture at the end of February.
“In our calendar of festivities, we had a gap between April and July, and this festival was very popular at the time », Explains the secretary of the association.
For this return, the Fête du piston would not bear this name without a exhibition of piston vehicles, new or old, be it cars, motorcycles, or tractors. “Bikers should also visit us”, slips the organizer.
A novelty this year compared to other editions: a craft market. “For the moment, we have about thirty exhibitors”, proudly announces Christèle Lefèvre, who still receives calls to participate in the market. Decoration on ceramics, beekeeper, herbal teas… There will be something for everyone. “The market is going to be magnificent, with only local products, like this blacksmith who has just set up in the North,” she adds.
As usual, the association will organize its refreshment bar with fries for lunch and dinner. To crown this day of celebration, the group of Rollin’ & Tumbling’ will offer two concerts, in the afternoon and in the evening. A great day for Orival, who is only expecting sunshine for this Sunday.
The other activities of the year 2023
The calendar is busy for AFLO for the rest of the year: Friday, July 14: dinner dance. Sunday September 10: réderie d’Orival. Friday 17 November: Beaujolais Nouveau evening. Saturday, December 9: visit of Father Christmas in the village.
Registration and reservations on 06 84 60 13 66 or 06 25 57 67 61
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