"Bauernherbst" in Zell am See-Kaprun - pure delight
More than 2,000 events between late August and late October: The "Bauernherbst" harvst festival takes place throughout the Salzburg province during harvest time. It is not only enjoyed by locals, but also attracts tourists from all over the world.
When the days are getting shorter, the temperature drops a little and the harvest is brought in from the mountain pastures, then the "Bauernherbst" harvest festival is near. Many mountain people relied on their own produce as the basis of their existence for a very long time. Hence it was no surprise that they were in a celebratory mood at the end of a fruitful summer - this is how the "Bauernherbst" festival was born.
"Bauernherbst" in Zell am See-Kaprun - diverse events
During the "Bauernherbst" harvest time the regional events calendar is especially dense with countless farmer's markets, farmer's breakfasts and marching bands. The festival is guaranteed to have something in store for everyone.
The “Bauernherbst” harvest festival starts with the traditional “Almabtrieb” in Thumersbach. "Almabtrieb” is a ceremonial driving down of cattle from the mountain pastures into the valley in autumn.
Furthermore, autumn is also the ideal time of year for hikes in our diverse mountain environment. On Sunday, the 3 September the "Schmitten" invites to the traditional mountain festival. The highlight of the mountain fair is the "Ranggel" (traditional wrestling) tournament - an ancient custom of the Pinzgau area.
On Fridays you can sample and purchase the regional specialities on "farmer's market" in the town square of Zell (In the daytime) and on "Genuss market" in the town square of Kaprun (from 5.00pm). Some farmers also offer the possibility to buy their purchase straight from the farm. Further culinary delights are supplied by the official "Bauernherbst" restaurants.