Some pictures from the 20th edition of the “Apple Festival” – “Fête de la pomme” – in Mirepoix, a “bastide” situated in the Ariège department of south west of France.
The feast is celebrated every year during the second weekend of October.

Visitors enjoying the festival atmosphere
Visitors enjoying the festival atmosphere
The big apple!
The big apple!
Apple made decoration
Apple made decoration
Children playing with apple display
Children playing with apple display
Apple festival of Mirepoix
Apple festival of Mirepoix
Apple pies, called here crustades are a local speciality. Here they  are prepared for the apple pie contest
Apple pies, called here crustades are a local speciality. Here they are prepared for the apple pie contest
The “House of the Consuls” dates from the 14th or 15th century.It bears this name because it was used as a meeting place by the Consuls: the old times version of the town council
The “House of the Consuls” dates from the 14th or 15th century. It bears this name because it was used as a meeting place by the Consuls: the old times version of the town council
Sculpted beams supporting the House of Consuls
Sculpted beams supporting the House of Consuls
Ancient gate of the town called "Port d'Aval"
Ancient gate of the town called “Port d’Aval”

Mirepoix Apple Festival
Mirepoix Apple Festival