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During the 4 days of the festival, traditional American dances are in the spotlight in Samoëns. Courses in country dance, Catalan dance, … are offered by professional choreographers used to the biggest dance floors and festivals in the world. You will be able to discover, learn or improve your skills with them and other enthusiasts on the dance floors of the Samoëns festival. After having danced a few steps, concerts of typical music (country, American rock, …) are programmed throughout the festival and invite young and old to immerse themselves in the heart of traditional America.
On two or four wheels, the beautiful mechanics are at the rendezvous of this weekend out of time. The enthusiasts present at the festival will show you their most beautiful cars and motorbikes, some of them real collector’s items. Institutions of the Samoëns American Festival, you can find among them the iconic Harleys Davidson, American cars or even American vehicles from the 2nd World War. Samoëns is transformed into an open-air museum for the great pleasure of the inhabitants and visitors.
An emblematic discipline straight from the American plains, the horse shows and competitions are among the must-see events at the Samoëns American Festival. Horseback riding performances are featured to immerse you completely in this western universe. Between the cowboy and Indian shows, the festival guarantees you an unforgettable and exotic day in the heart of the Haut-Giffre mountains.
Located in the heart of one of the most beautiful valleys in Haute-Savoie, the historic town of Samoëns is transformed, for a weekend, into a typical American West village. The shopkeepers and restaurant owners offer you the opportunity to continue the festival experience in the many shops redecorated for the occasion. American market, Santiag and hat shop, and Uncle Sam’s grocery shop replace the traditional local markets during these 4 days. For the history buffs or the curious who want to discover more, a historical reconstruction of an American village from the Second World War is set up in the village. Hosted by living history enthusiasts, it is a timeless experience that takes you back to the heart of the 20th century.
Samoëns Tourist Office
66, place de l’Office de Tourisme – 74340 SAMOËNS
Tel : 04.50.34.40.28
Mail : firstname.lastname@example.org
Open every day from 9am to 12pm and from 2.30pm to 6.30pm