The craftsmen and traders of the Saint-Aubin-Colombette district are organizing the 77th edition of the Foire de la Colombette, from Saturday 30 to Monday 1 November in Toulouse.
From Saturday October 30 to Monday November 1, one of the last traditional events on the Toulouse calendar will be held: the Foire de la Colombette. For its 77th anniversary, the Amicale des traders et artisans du Saint-Aubin-Colombette district sort out the big game.
The objective is in particular to celebrate the reunion with the public. To do this, the event revives the tradition of the circus and wandering shows. Thus, the Cirkomcha company will circulate through the stalls set up in rue de la Colombette and place des Refuzniks to entertain the youngest and the oldest. The troupe offers three shows: “Féérie”, to add a bit of magic, “Circus” with clownish characters and “Vivaldi”, in the colors of spring. The Forro Pifada and La Maracatu Sardinhas da Mata brass bands will perform respectively on Saturday October 30 at 12:45 p.m. and Monday November 1 at 5:00 p.m. Fairgrounds will also be installed around the Saint-Aubin church to offer entertainment.
A market rooted in the history of Toulouse
The Foire de la Colombette was born at the end of the Second World War, when the merchants of the district wanted to relaunch their activity. To do this, they decide to sell all their pre-war stocks at a large fair organized in the rue de la Colombette, which leads to the Terre-Cabade cemetery, a very busy passage during the All Saints’ Day. The first edition was therefore launched on November 1, 1944.
As a reminder, the Colombette-Saint-Aubin district is considered a “free municipality”. A somewhat fanciful statute inspired by political movements favorable to self-management which, today, serves as a pretext for many events.