We arrived in Neuchatel not realizing that the Fete des Vendages had grown to a massive, touristy affair with lots of drunks (seemingly friendly ones, though) filling the old city. Food vendor stalls were blocking the stores, many of which were not open and had covered their windows with plywood in anticipation of the drunken crowd. The food seemed mostly franchised vendors out to make a quick frank, "Indisches Essen", Thai, Chinese and crepes were crowding out more traditional food stands. Police were making a valiant effort to keep the crowds and the traffic under control.
Evening fire works over the lake were well done and worth seeing if you felt like wading through the overflowing portable toilets and vomit.