I just realized that we will be in Switzerland for the Désalpe date of several villages. I would love to see the cow parade, and it appears that our best bet is on Sept. 27. We will be leaving Lauterbrunnen on 9/26, but I can't find any dates for that area. We will be staying in either Vevey or Montreux next, and it looks like both St-Cergue and Charmey have the Désalpe on 9/27.
I'm not sure what's involved with getting to St-Cergue or what else we could do on a day trip to that area. I'm wondering if it's possible to combine a day trip to Gruyères with the festival in Charmey.