Hunting Feast

Free entry to the activities of the city and paying entrance to the castle

(Ticket Bouillon Citypass +)

Information at the Royal Syndicat d'Initiative de Bouillon ASBL.

TEL : 061/46.62.57

Adress : Castle. Esplanade Godefroy, 1. 6830 BOUILLON (B)

E-mail : info@bouillon-initiative.be

Website : www.bouillon-initiative.be

After a year's absence, this 33rd edition of the hunting festival will not go unnoticed.

 

On 11 and 12 November 2021, a large game and hunting market will be held along Boulevard Heynen. Come and tickle your taste buds from 10 a.m.: sweet or savoury, liquid or solid, there will be something for everyone. The artisans will offer you wines and beers, regional products, jams, and not to forget all kinds of game. Wild boar, deer and cervids will be sold whole or in pieces, prepared in pâtés and charcuterie... We insist that our market meets the quality and hygiene standards required by the FAVV.

Those who do not feel like tasting can take the opportunity to adjust their autumn wardrobe or buy gifts and tanned hides or other decorative items.

 

On Thursday 11 November, the game and hunting market will be animated by the Trompes du Duché de Limbourg and the Sangliers d'Arlon. On this patriotic day of 11/11 Bouillon will echo to the sound of hunting horns, bells, barking and laughter.

Trompes du Duché de Limbourg will vibrate the walls and hearts. They will begin their serenade at 10.00 a.m. before the patriotic mass celebrated in the church of Bouillon and will then descend on the town.

At 2.30 p.m. a procession will leave from the bastion du Dauphin in the direction of the church, where small and large animals are expected on the square from 3 p.m. for the blessing of the animals. Regular participants and newcomers will make Bouillon vibrate to the rhythm of autumn in the company of trumpeters, sangliers d'Arlon, dogs... as well as the brotherhoods in colourful attire.

 

On both days, a tent will be available to welcome the chillest visitors, who will be able to warm themselves up under the musical atmosphere of Dixie Boys Band on Thursday 11 November and All4you on Friday 12 November, with a bowl of soup, mulled wine or a good "hunting beer" specially brewed for the occasion. On Friday 12 November, it is the turn of the "Rallye Trompes des Ardennes de la Croix Mambourg" to entertain the market and Bouillon.

 

Come and fill your pockets during these 2 days! Whether you are an enthusiast or just curious, you will spend an excellent day at the rhythm of the Ardennes, all at the foot of the famous castle.

This event attracts many people every year: not only hunters, but also amateurs and tourists. Some come from far away for the folklore, the atmosphere, the gastronomy and the purchase of various game. The hotels are fully booked every year.

 

You can visit the castle (admission fee) with its exceptional demonstrations of the ballet of the birds of prey in the courtyard at 11.30 a.m., 2 p.m. and 3.30 p.m.. The falconer will amaze you with the spectacular flights of his birds

 
 

11 and 12 November 2021