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Älplerchilbi alpine fair in Nidwalden

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Photo: Michele Murena


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Photo: Stans Tourism




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Photo: Michele Murena




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Photo: Michele Murena



Älplerchilbi – a harvest thanksgiving festival with customs, traditions and conviviality. An event that's celebrated annually in Nidwalden.


They are most prevalent in the two half-cantons Obwalden and Nidwalden, where they are known as älplerchilbis, or alpine fairs. Here, the unmistakably local flavour of the fairs shines through in the sketches performed on the main square, which play on local events or poke fun at well-known local people. Many alpine and herdsmen's fairs in Central Switzerland are run by clubs and associations, which have arisen from fellowships that can chart centuries of history.

Älperchilbi in Nidwalden

Älplerchilbi Buochs

Sun, 25 October 2020, 02.30 p.m. village square

Älplerchilbi Beckenried

2020 cancelled
Next Älperchilbi: Sun, 11 November 2021

Älperchilbi Ennetbürgen

2020 cancelled
Next Älperchilbi: Sun, 3 October 2021

Älplerchilbi Emmetten (every 2 years)

Next Älperchilbi: Sun, 10 October 2021

Älperchilbi Stans

2020 cancelled
2021 date to be announced

Älperchilbi Wolfenschiessen

2020 cancelled
Next Älperchilbi: Sun, 24 October 2021

Älplerchilbi Dallenwil (every 2 years)

Next Älperchilbi: Mon, 25 October 2021

Älplerchilbi Hergiswil (every 2 years)

2020 cancelled
Next Älperchilbi: Sun, 16 - Mon, 17 October 2022