THE PRIZE LIST OF
FÊTES DE LA VIGNE
If the Fêtes de la Vigne were created in 1946 and brought together international folk and music groups from their first edition, the best groups were awarded since 1959. Then the Fêtes de la Vigne became the Autumn Games of folklore during which gold, silver and bronze necklaces are given. Throughout this period, the best international folklore groups come to Dijon in the hope of leaving with one of these prestigious necklaces, a pledge of the quality of their work showcasing their popular traditions.
After the dissolution in 1979 of the Burgundy Committee, founder of the Fêtes de la Vigne, the association FMDP (Festival de Musiques et Danses Populaires) continue the organization of the Fêtes de la Vigne and established them as true Olympic Folklore games under the name of "Folkloriades Internationales". In 2006, the Fêtes de la Vigne joined forces with CIOFF, a UNESCO partner NGO bringing together folklore festivals and folkdance groups. In 2007, after the edition of the festival, it was decided to abandon the folklore competition which was the soul of this festival.
In 2015, the FMDP is transformed into Trad'Culture, the Fêtes de la Vigne are redesigned and become biennial in even years. From 2016, international folk groups invited during the week can be rewarded. It is no longer a question here of putting the various ensembles in competition with each other, but rather of distinguishing between the ensembles which have given themselves the best means to promote their popular culture.