Join us as we celebrate numerous autumn festivities and sample mouth-watering foods at participating Harvest Festival eateries. Country fairs, hill festivals, heritage evenings and parades are the major event highlights during Harvest Festival in Grossarltal. Incidentally: Autumn is also the most beautiful hiking season in our Valley of Mountain Huts, when the views here are practically endless. The motto of the Harvest Festival 2017 is: Herbs, wild and medicinal plants in Land Salzburg.
To the alp returning
To the events during Harvest Festival
On the day of the alp returning, the cows get decorated with the girdles of flowers and beautiful cowbells. Every farmer has its own tradition of making the girdles of flowers. The people from the mountain hut bring the cows back home to the farm. During their way they distribute "Schnuraus" and schnaps to the passing people.
Therefore, there is no regular alp returning in Grossarltal. It depends on fortune of each farmer and on weather. If you are lucky, you see an alp returning in Grossarltal.
Afterwards, the Festival of St Rupert takes place in Grossarl. You get spoiled with delicacies. Traditional musicians and singers make the afternoon more pleasant.
Sunday, 27.08.2017: Worship service at 9:30 a.m. in front of the village hall in Hüttschlag (in poor weather, inside the parish church). Followed by the Hüttschlag Fair and official Harvest Festival opening in the town center of Hüttschlag
- Sunday, 03.09.2017: Musikanten-Hoagascht on the Breitenebenalm
- Sunday, 10.09.2017: Sheep shearing and farm festival with live music at Hotel Lammwirt
- Saturday, 16.09.2017: Sheep Alp returning from the Modereggalm and festival at Pertillhof
- Sunday, 17.09.2017: GenussHüttenFest on the Loosbühelalm
Sunday, 24.09.2017: Harvest Festival celebrations in Grossarl including worship service on the car park next to the valley gondola station. Festive parade of all local heritage groups and the harvest wagon with the harvest crown. (In bad weather, the service will be held inside the parish church). Followed by the Rupertifest fair on the Grossarl market square
Sunday, 01.10.2017:Harvest Festival celebration in Hüttschlag with worship service – outdoor mass, parade of all local heritage groups and the harvest wagon with the harvest crown (In bad weather, the service will be held inside the parish church)
- Sunday, 15.10.2017: Einheiga on the Breitenebenalm