Alba White Truffle Fair

7th October – 26th November

This year will be the 87th edition of the most important international event for the lovers of precious white truffles. The city dresses up and welcomes his guests with the local excellence. The program includes meetings with great chefs, a truffle sensory analysis, wine tasting experience and special events dedicated to local folklore. For more information



IMG_1345Donkey Palio

1st October 2017 — Prologue to the Fair, the donkey race recalls the ancient rivalry between the city of Alba and his neighbour Asti. The story begins in 1275, when the two cities were at war. Asti celebrated his victory running a horses Palio under the walls of the enemy city, but the people of Alba – to mock the rival – decided to run one with donkeys. This event is commemorated every year the first Sunday of October. The districts of Alba (or “borghi”) compete for the Palio cloth and for the procession prize. The appointment is at 10 am in Cagnasso Square for the assignment of the donkeys to the teams of Alba districts. In the afternoon the medieval parade will took place, starting from Michele Ferrero Square at 14.00. But the Donkey Palio and the artistic performances will take place in Cagnasso Square from 15.00 pm. For this last event you will have to buy tickets:

  • Numbered tribune: 30 euro (reduced children up to 15 years: 20 €)
  • Unnumbered tribune: 20 euro (reduced children up to 15 years: 15 €)
  • Standing: 10 euro (reduced children up to 15 years: 5 €)

Pre-sales and tickets on and at authorised shops Ciaotickets.


Alba White Truffle Marketwhite truffle

Every Saturday and Sunday from 7th October to 26th November The Truffle Market is the perfect place where visitors can see, touch, smell, taste and buy truffles, sold directly by trustworthy vendors and local truffle hunters. Alongside the truffles you can meet the wines of the Langhe and Roero, meats, cheeses, patisserie and many other products that make the area famous worldwide .

  • Saturday and Sunday: from 9:30 to 20:00
  • Adults: € 3,50
  • Tickets for groups of over 30 people : € 3,00
  • Children under 15 years: free

Medieval Fair

15th October 2017 Alba relives the Middle Ages from 10 am to 7 pm. Re-enactors will offer glimpses of life of the past: scenes of daily life, demonstrations of ancient customs and trades and games either for young and not too young. An excellent opportunity to enjoy good food and local specialities in a charming medieval setting . Free entrance


Festival of the Flag

22th October 2016 Do not miss at 3.30pm in Piazza Risorgimento the great challenge that will leave everyone speechless: the flag-wavers and musicians of Alba compete with two other groups of flag-wavers in the stern eyes of the jury of Italian federation of flag-wavers. Free entrance