Slowly but surely, a long, productive summer on the Alm is drawing to a close. Soon the cattle will be driven back into the valley and the last harvest will be brought in. The fifth season now begins in the Gastein Valley; a time peppered with old traditions and lived customs, with exuberant celebrations and fine delicacies, with lots of joie de vivre and cozy get-togethers. Year after year, the Harvest Festival in the Gastein Valley promises festive, unadulterated highlights with a look back at days long past.
Creativity and cuisine
The Harvest Festival in the Gastein Valley is home to inspiring creativity from yesteryear. Old handicraft is experiencing a small renaissance and is being demonstrated in all of its originality. Creativity is also expressed in the artistic flower and hay decorations, which festively decorate the festivals, the animals at the cattle drive, the entrances and courtyards. Do you already know the various culinary delicacies from Gastein? No? Then you’ve come to the right place at the Harvest Festival! Farm products, clever herbal recipes and recipes from grandparents and great-grandparents are on the program. Many of the goodies can be bought at the farmers’ markets and taken home.
Event highlights in the Harvest Festival
From the end of August to the end of October, numerous Harvest Festival events await cheerful, interested visitors. At the the 9th of September we put the traditional one to you Sheep drive in Sportgastein to the heart. Almost 1,100 sheep move from the alpine pastures back into the valley. The shearing of the sheep, the “sheep choir”, is accompanied by live dance music and culinary lamb delicacies – you shouldn’t miss that! Of the Goaßabtrieb in Bad Hofgastein only takes place every two years. At the October 26, 2017 it’s that time again: The goats and their shepherds are greeted with music and dancing – the perfect end to the fifth Gastein season.
Would you like to experience the Harvest Festival in the Gastein Valley in all of its traditional and rustic diversity? Then you have come to the right place at the Landhotel Steindlwirt! Short distances, cozy comfort and our special one Farmer autumn menu with delicacies from the region await you. We would be happy to create one for you non-binding offer !
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