This weekend the Fêtes de Wallonie animated many cities and towns in Wallonia.
In Charleroi, the atmosphere was at its highest this Saturday morning. From protocol to the Walomobile’s Walloon songs, the carolo spirit was overcome by the rain.
It all started at the Town Hall, where the mayor gave the traditional speech for the occasion before going in procession to Astrid Park. There, the exhibitors offered local food. In the kiosk, students from the Hautes Ecoles de Charleroi sang songs such as Pays de Charleroi and Lolotte.
This Saturday also saw the great comeback of the competition for the best vitoulet, this traditional Charleroi dumpling present on the table of many families in Charleroi. Competition held by Christain Meysman
In front of an audience of spectators and supporters, eight amateur candidates and catering professionals made and reinterpreted the famous recipe for minced meatballs. Whether it was with tomato sauce, truffles, beer, goat cheese or even fish, the jury took the time to taste everything to finally award first prize to Olivier Duvivier de Gerpinnes.
The afternoon and evening are also reserved for parties and concerts in any city.