Bauernherbst events in 2019

Colourful and diverse

Impressive cow bell ringing, G'stanzl singing and Paschen, along with hearty doughnuts and sweet blackberry noodles - this is how the Bauernherbst in SalzburgerLand sounds and tastes. Customs and folk culture are at their peak in this special time.
Under this year’s Bauernherbst motto of “From Roots to Tips - breathe in and breathe out”, there are around 2,000 events happening from Saturday 24th August to Sunday 3rd November 2019 in 72 Bauernherbst locations. We have summarised a small selection of the highlights here for you.

ALL Bauernherbst EVENTS/DATES IN 2019

Here, you will find an overview of all the events around the 24th Salzburg Bauernherbst.



We have put together a small selection of the approximately 2,000 Bauernherbst events in the Salzburg Bauernherbst locations. Further down you will also find selected events with a focus on Bauernherbst culinary delights as well as especially child-friendly activities.

Official National Bauernherbst Opening Ceremony 2019

The 24th Salzburg Bauernherbst will be opened at 10 a.m. on Saturday 31st August 2019 in Saalfelden in the Pinzgau Saalach Valley. The highlight of this year’s opening is a traditional Bauernherbst parade with numerous local associations and contributors. The Bauernherbst stalls with their delicious regional delicacies and homemade produce cater for your creature comforts. A handicraft market also invites you to look, stroll and shop with all kinds of works of art.

Further event highlights

30 years of Bartlmäfest in Piesendorf – 24.8 – 25.8.2019

Bartlmä-Wrestling, Bartlmä-Hagmor, Bartlmä-Hike, Traditional Folk Music, a festive parade and pre-lunch drinks, old handicrafts, classic tractor presentation and old agricultural equipment.

Water disc shooting at Lake Prebersee – 24.8 – 25.8.2019

The special thing about water disc shooting at Lake Prebersee is that you don’t aim directly at the target but instead at the mirror image on the water surface. The bullet bounces off and jumps up to the target. The distance is 120 metres and the bullets are only made of lead. Its origin is unknown, but it has been proven to have been carried out since 1832.

Car-free family day around Lake Obertrum – 24.8.2019

Cyclists, hikers, inline skaters and carriages romp around the roads and paths around Lake Obertrum on this car-free family day. Culinary delights from hosts, farmers and clubs, handicraft demonstrations, music and a colourful children’s programme round off the day.

Bauernherbst Festival in Hof near Salzburg – 25.8.2019

A festival with beer tapping, dance performances, handicraft exhibitors, children’s program, farmer’s Olympics, fire brigade show, tombola and musical support by the traditional music band of Hof near Salzburg. The local associations spoil you with regional delicacies.

National Park Bauernherbst Opening in Uttendorf – 7.9.2019

The Hohe Tauern National Park holiday region welcomes in the Bauernherbst 2019 with a big festival in Uttendorf. At the festival, there will be a big pageant under the motto of “Wood/Forest” with the participation of the traditional music band of the Uttendorf riding group along with numerous tractors and a large farmers’ market. Regional specialities such as Pinzgau farmer’s doughnuts are provided by the farmers and the Bauernherbst hosts. There is also a large children’s program, a concert by the Uttendorf traditional music band and much more.

Traditional sheep driving in Werfen and the Gastein Valley – 7.9.2019

From the Mühlbacher-Arthurhaus, the traditional sheep driving is accompanied by a supporting programme and real folk music. In Bad Gastein (Sportgastein/Naßfeld) the largest sheep driving takes place with almost 1,100 sheep leaving their summer pasture. The “Sheep Shearing” is always an interesting event, accompanied by the sounds of the traditional music and culinary lamb specialities. |

Bauernherbst festival with Alpine cattle driving in St. Martin near Lofer – 7.9.2019

A large Bauernherbst festival with Alpine cattle driving, Schnalzer group and horse teams, shows by the children’s traditional costume group, concert by the village musicians and Pinzgau delicacies. Also, always popular are the handicraft demonstrations such as felting, feather embroidering and shingle making.

Handicraft Market and Dining in Seeham – 7.9 – 8.9.2019

More than 90 exhibitors from Germany and abroad offer handicrafts at the highest level. Living workshops on the handicraft mile at the market. Farmer’s produce from the organic hay region. The Seeham farmers serve their guests with coffee & cakes, freshly baked farmer’s doughnuts, spreads & breads and homemade juices, as well as jams and liqueurs.

Traditional Schmitten Mountain Festival with Ranggln Alpencup in Zell am See – 8.9.2019

A large mountain festival in Zell am See on the Schmitten with traditional mountain fair, pre-lunch drinks, farmers’ market with Pinzgau delicacies, traditional handicrafts, yodel workshop and children’s program. The Alpencup Ranggel tournament starts at 12 noon.

“Fest in Tracht” on Dirndlgwandl Sunday in Bramberg – 8.9.2019

This traditional Bauernherbst festival takes place with a farmers’ market, an early-morning concert by the traditional music band, dance and entertainment, a diverse supporting programme and regional delicacies from the local farmers and the Bramberg pleasure region on Dirndlgwand Sunday.

Vintage Tractor World Cup in Bruck-Fusch – 12.9 – 15.9.2019

Austria’s largest tractor meeting takes place in Bruck-Fusch. The highlight of the event is the classic tractor time trial on the closed Grossglockner High Alpine Road.

Flachauer Dorfgaudi – 13.9 – 15.9.2019

In Flachau, the legendary Flachau Dorfgaudi enriches the Bauernherbst. Visitors can expect three trendy days with a hit party, Lederhosen and Dirndl clubbing as well as the traditional farmers’ and arts and crafts market.

Trumer Hop Harvest Festival in Obertrum – 14.9.2019

At the traditional hop harvest festival, the ripe hops are harvested in one’s own hop garden and then brewed together.

Hochkönig Wood Art in Mühlbach – 15.9.2019

How wood is processed and what you can make with it can be learned at the Hochkönig Wood Art. The Karbachalm Cable Car takes you to the starting point of the tour, where you can experience wood up close at 25 different stations.

Bauernherbst Festival with Harvest Festival in Fuschl – 15.9.2019

A Bauernherbst festival with maypole climbing, live music, culinary delicacies from the Fuschl region farmers and the Blunderbuss shooting club Fuschl am See.

Bauernherbst Festival with Samson dance in Unternberg – 15.9.2019

Surely one of the highlights of the Unternberg Bauernherbst Festival is the visit of the giant Samson and the dwarves. Additionally, visitors get an insight into rural handicrafts, the traditional band provides musical accompaniment and the rural youth group, the farmers and traditional costume women’s groups provide delicacies from the farmers market, beekeeping products and Schnapps for one’s physical well-being.

Doughnut Day in Annaberg – 15.9.2019

Traditional doughnut day with musical programme. Doughnuts in all variations are prepared on this day in the local Gererhof museum on the original open fire in the smoker kitchen.

Rupertikirtag in the City of Salzburg – 20.9 – 24.9.2019

The festival of Salzburg’s patron saint, the Salzburg Rupertikirtag, is a great spectacle every year. Besides the market stalls, around the cathedral there are also traditions on show, a handicraft market, farmers’ market as well as an extensive fairground.

Bauernherbst Kirchtag & Alpine Cattle Driving in Wagrain – 21.9.2019

Kirchtag day with demonstrations of peasant craftsmanship such as sharpening, spinning, basket weaving, master baggers, turning and shingle making. Creature comforts are provided by farmers with their meat doughnuts, roast sausages, farmer’s doughnuts, coffee and cakes. Around 2 p.m. is the Alpine cattle driving of the magnificently decorated cattle with the Wagrainer Herreiter and Goasslschnalzern.

Seeham Devil’s Ditch Roas with guided mill tours – 29.9.2019

Hike along the eco-culture project of the Devil’s Ditch and enjoy Bauernherbst delicacies during a rest. Guests can expect a hut festival at the high ropes park area, guided mill tours as well as the disc shooting with historic crossbows.

Harvest Festival Forstau – 6.10.2019

Joint entry into the parish church with the traditional music band of Forstau and the harvest festival crown. The Forstau farmers provide the creature comforts with traditional dishes. Thereafter, pre-lunch drinks.

37th Hollersbach Farmers’ Market – 29.9.2019

The Hollersbach Farmers’ Market is well known far beyond the national borders. Special highlights include the classic tractor parade, the parade of the traditional music band and horse-drawn carriages as well as handicraft demonstrations such as slippers, shingles or turning.

Ingenious Wood Festival in Kuchl – 5.10 – 6.10.2019

At the popular Kuchl Wood Festival, which takes place every 3 years, the unmistakable material wood is presented in all its facets. Along the wooden path, craftsmen and artists exhibit and demonstrate their work to bring guests closer to the old craftsmanship.  On both days, this large wood and farm festival with its farmers’ market and musical support takes place in the marquee. An extensive program with farmer’s theatre, shoe-plattler demonstrations, axe throwing, tree climbing and many other activities in the Lumberjack Arena, as well as a children’s program with woodwork and bouncy castle make this event a great Bauernherbst experience. Kuchl’s farmers spoil guests with regional delicacies.

The Bauernherbst visits the Red Bull Arena – October 2019

Football and traditions will be reunited again in 2019. In our Lederhosen and Dirndl dresses we head into the Red Bull Arena in Salzburg, where the Bauernherbst will be a guest for the eighth time. A Bauernherbst community presents itself at the Bauernherbst Festival on the stadium forecourt west with traditional handicraft demonstrations, culinary Bauernherbst delicacies as well as music and dance. Impressive interludes before kick-off and at half-time help ensure a real Bauernherbst football atmosphere.

Culinary Bauernherbst 2019 – “Taste” the whole country

Visitors can “Taste” the Bauernherbst and feel the warm hospitality of the Bauernherbst hosts at numerous culinary events. For example, at the Mittersiller Strudelfest on 1st September in Pinzgau, where more than twenty different strudel variations are waiting to be tasted. Or on 3rd September at the 10th Maria Almer Dumpling Festival or at the Tasty Hut Festival on 8th September at the Loosbühelalm in Grossarl where homemade specialities from the Grossarl Valley Taste Region can be enjoyed. On 11th September, at the farmer’s delicacy cooking course in Mühlbach on the herbal alm “Dientalm”, you can learn how to cook a tasty Kaspressknödl soup with Gretl the herdswoman after a leisurely hike. In the local history museum Gererhof in Annaberg-Lungötz on Doughnut Day, the 15th September, you will be spoiled with sweet and spicy doughnut variations and on 20th September the town of Wagrain is all about pumpkins.

Special Bauernherbst programs for children

The children can also learn more about the topic of “Bauernherbst” at numerous events. At the herbal Alpine pastures in the Hochkönig region, they can collect not only special herbal knowledge, but also stickers for their herbal pass, which can then be redeemed for a herbal painting book.

From May to October, a “Herb Gnome cooking course” takes place every Thursday from 2 p.m. at the Oberhinteregg adventure farm in Faistenau. Together, fresh herbs are first collected and then healthy, natural foods and drinks are conjured up.


(All information without guarantee. Weather-related changes reserved.)

Here you will find all the event dates of the 24th Salzburg Bauernherbst.

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