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Sirdalsdagene 2017

Overview

Sirdalsdagane is the largest cultural event in Sirdal, marking the almost 180-year-old tradition of bringing sheep from Jæren and Dalane to Sirdalsheiane to graze during the summer months. The food the sheep get when grazing in Sirdalsheiane, coupled with the good exercise they receive, produce extra good meat. At most (about 1880), 80 000 sheep were grazing in Sirdalsheiane. Today, the number of sheep in the region is reduced to around 20,000 animals. During Sirdalsdagene you can experience the majority of sheep coming down from the mountain! The history of sheep in Sirdal is unique in Norway, and Sirdalsdagene marks this tradition with three days of fun in Sirdal for the entire family! Entertainment for young and old. Shearing of sheep, carding and spinning of wool are also activities that you could witness.  Concerts, children's activities, market place where you can see most of what is happening in Sirdal or get a good bargain at one of the sales stands. You can also taste local food. On Saturday there is also a party in the tent and we celebrate that the animals have come safely down from the mountains. If you like dancing, listening to good music or if you just like a good party, don't miss this!

  • Last Updated: 05/11/2017
  • Source: Region Stavanger
Dates

Fri, September 1, 2017 12:00 AM

Sat, September 2, 2017 12:00 AM

Sun, September 3, 2017 12:00 AM

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