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October it’s a great month in Ticino, thanks to the start of autumn, an important season in the region where several festivals and events that you shouldn’t miss takes place. Here is a list of some of the events:

Autumn Festival

It’s a festival that takes place in Lugano, starting on October 4. And for three days straight, people celebrate the beginning of the season and enjoy the historical architecture and folk music.

Autunno Jazz

It’s an event that takes place in Vallemaggia, from October 8 to the 12. Where for three days, people can attend jazz concerts, and taste the local gastronomy. The best way to make the most of this trip is by hiring a luxury car, especially if you want to visit a place like Marbella, so make sure you book a luxury car rental for your Costa del Sol vacation.

Swiss Castle Day

On October 7, castles and fortresses all over the Ticino area will have a huge event where they show their architecture and cultural heritage to the world, and share how proud they are of it.

Autumn Festival at the Cheese Market

It’s a festival that starts on October 11, where the locals enjoy the local products of one of the biggest cheese markets in Europe.

Ascona-Locarno Run 13 October 2018

It’s a 42 km marathon where people run throughout the beautiful scenarios of Ticino, and enjoy the autumn colors, smells and sounds of Lake Maggiore and Piazza Grande in Locarno.

ArteCasa Fair

This is an outstanding event where artists, construction workers, architects, and a lot of cabinetmakers around the area come and show their works of art, designs, and furnishes, for visitors to see the latest trends in the design world.

Chestnut Festival

This is a festival that takes place on the second Saturday of October, in Ascona, Ticino, where people can taste roasted chestnuts, among several chestnuts-based dishes.

Momò Oktoberfest

Starting on the 19 of October until the 21, the football club of Mendrisio likes to organize an event similar to the fabulous Oktoberfest in Monaco and takes place in the famous Mercato Coperto.

Pumpkins Fair

This is an event where the farmers show their harvested pumpkins and share all kinds of pumpkin-based dishes made in the area. Another way to have a great experience is when you hire a luxury vehicle and explore Dubai with a Hummer.

Sapori e Saperi

This event is taken place from October 18 to the 20, in Giubiasco, where the food and folklore of Ticino are shown and classified in 6 areas such as wines, cheese and dairy products, sausages, among others.

“Zibelemärit” The Onion Market

The onion market it’s an event that takes place on October 13 in the city of Lugano, where the farmers arrange almost 50 tons of onions and garlic shaped as artistic braids.

I Viaggiatori

This is an important Swiss touristic event that takes place from October 31 until November 3 where travel agencies show the visitors the best hotels in the world, and several tourist-related services.

4th Gastronomic Review of Pumpkins

This is a gastronomical event where cooks and farmers from the Canton of Ticino present different varieties of the product and a list of dishes made out of a pumpkin.

Claro – Pizzo Mountain Running

This is a great place for mountain lovers and athletes, with a 9,2km walk marathon at 2500mts high, where you can see the most amazing views of the Alps, and even Milan, when the sky is clear enough.

Al Füm Dala Grà

In this activity, you can learn about the process of drying and storing chestnuts like it has been done for centuries.