Delicacies and tradition are parts of the Bauernherbst festivals in Wagrain-Kleinarl. | © sportalpen-marketing© sportalpen-marketing
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Tradition & customs in harvest season

The province of Salzburg is known for premium natural products from local agriculture. During the Bauernherbst, from 11th to 19th September 2020, it’s all about the production and consumption of agricultural products.

The motto 2020 is "Danced up in the Bauernherbst". Music and dance are deeply rooted in rural traditions. Whether at weddings, festivals or just for an evening get-together - unimaginable without songs and dances. The customs here often differ greatly from village to village. So you will experience an authentic Bauernherbst in every village. Enjoy the tranquility in the mountains as well as the traditional events in Wagrain-Kleinarl.

In the "fifth season" in Salzburg, you can taste lots of local delicacies.


Bauernherbst events 2020
  • Farmer's market: September 11th
  • Pumpkin festival: September 18th 
  • Bauernherbst fair & Almabtrieb: September 19th
Bauernherbst Festival Week 2020

Overview of all events

The Bauernherbst Festival Week from 11th to 19th September 2020 is one of the highlights in Wagrain-Kleinarl. With numerous concerts, hikes and festivals, the summer comes to an end and the Bauernherbst, the fifth season in the SalzburgerLand, is heralded. Let yourself be pampered with treats from the Bauernherbst kitchen.

Tradition, customs and old craftsmanship are revived. Bauernherbst events are the highlights of the season and an extraordinary experience. You find further information below!

We are looking forward to visiting you at the Bauernherbst in Wagrain-Kleinarl!

FRIDAY, September 11TH 2020

Start Bauernherbst Festival Week in Wagrain-Kleinarl 

10 am

Guided culturalwalk through Wagrain. The meeting point is at the linden on the market square. There is no application needed.

from 2 pm

Farmer's market at the music pavillon in Kleinarl with local, home-made delicacies.

» Home-made ointment, bread, cheese, bacon...
» Young-Living oils, creames, herbs, sirup
» Home-made soaps, bath salt
» Deer antlers, bags
» Handicrafts
» Accessoires made out of leather
» Pottery, ceramics

Farmers cook delicacies during the Bauernherbst in Wagrain-Kleinarl | © eduardo-gellner© eduardo-gellner
Monday, September 14th 2020

Find out more about the power of trees

3 pm

"Power of trees" - Lecture. Meeting place is at the tourist office Kleinarl. Registration required.

More info to follow

Tuesday, September 15th 2019

Herbs, slide show & hut evening

10 am

Guided tour and walk through the medical herbs' garden in Wagrain. (Next to the Silent Night Museum at the Pflegerschlössl) No registration needed.

7 pm

Hut evening in the Wagrainer Bauernstüberl

8 pm

Slide show "Wagrain-Kleinarl in all 4 seasons with Bene Oberhuber in the Pflegerschlössl

two peasants singing with guitar | © eduardo-gellner© eduardo-gellner
Wednesday, September 16th 2019

Music & tradition

12 - 3 pm

Music at the huts with the "Hochgründecker Viergesang" at the Kurzeggalm. That's music, local delicacies and a nice get-together.

You are also corially invited to the guided hike. Registration for the hike at Wagrain-Kleinarl Tourismus. (T +43 6413 8448 or
Tour 1 (for experiences and vertigo-free hikers): Meeting point is at 9 am at the valley station of the Grafenbergbahn, then you go up by the cable cars. Then you hike to the Kitzstein/Gabel 2,037 m and further to the Kurzeggalm.
Tour 2: Meeting point is at 10 am at the tourist office in Kleinarl. You hike along hiking paths to the Kurzeggalm.

8 pm

Folk & Heritage Evening with the with folk dancers from  Kleinarl at Hotel-Restaurant Guggenberger.

Event highlight music at the huts at the Bauernherbst in Salzburg | © SalzburgerLand Tourismus© SalzburgerLand Tourismus
Thursday, September 17th 2020

Handicraft work with hay

2 pm

Handicrafts out of hay - You learn to make your own things out of hay with Waldtraud Kaml from "Großwidmoosbauern". Waltraud shows you tips and tricks for your decoration for autumn.

Duration about  2 hrs, costs € 10.00 per person. Please register the previous day at Wagrain-Kleinarl Tourismus (T +43 6413 8448 or

girls at the hay and herb cart | © eduardo-gellner© eduardo-gellner
Friday, September 18th 2019

Pumpkins & the latest fashion

10 am

Guided cultural walkthrough Wagrain. The meeting point is at the linden on the market square. There is no registration needed.

2 pm

Pumpkin festival at the market square Wagrain with delicacies out of kitchen and cellar. From 3 pm, there are the oldtimer tractors. The "Plankenauer Tanzlmusi" and the Volkstanz- & Schuhplattergruppe Wagrain will entertain you.

7 pm

Big sports, local customs and brides' fashion show show with local models and the latest fashion at the market square Wagrain.  Moderation: Greti Emberger.

Saturday, September 19th 2020

Traditional ending of the Bauernherbst Festival Week

from 11 am

Almabtrieb and Bauernherbst-Bustle with demonstration of rural craftmanship. The farmers from Wagrain spoil you with local delicacies like Fleischkrapfen, Bratwürstel, Bauernkrapfen and coffe and cakes and lots of other specialities.

The Almabtrieb from the Griesbauern starts at approx. 2 pm. The Wagrainer Herreiter and the Goasslschnalzer are also part of the festival. The "Strochner Böhmische" plays music.

Please take care, that during the Almabtrieb the street in the village center of Wagrain is closed for approx. 30 min between 1.15 and 2.45 pm.

Traditional Almabtrieb in Wagrain-Kleinarl at the Salzburger Bauernherbst | © Wagrain-Kleinarl Tourismus© Wagrain-Kleinarl Tourismus
Harvest Festival hosts

Traditional and down-to-earth cuisine

The Harvest Festival hosts in Wagrain-Kleinarl will pamper you with traditional meals prepared with freshly harvested and local products. “Knoflkas”, salted and smoked meats, speck and sausages, roasts and Krapfen, Kasnocken and pressed cheese dumplings: The Harvest Festival is all about culinary delights – hearty and delicious Salzburg cuisine!

The Pongau cuisine is said to be particularly tasty and rich in variety. During the Harvest Festival, most culinary establishments will offer you meals and drinks especially created for this occasion. Harvest Festival hosts can easily be recognized by the “Bauernherbst” sign.

Traditional and down-to-earth cuisine, practiced by passionate cooks and hosts: That’s Bauernherbst in SalzburgerLand. Sounds interessting? Then book your holidays in Wagrain-Kleinarl right now!


You enjoy delicious Bauernkrapfen with jam at the Bauernherbst festivals in Wagrain-Kleinarl | © sportalpen-marketing© sportalpen-marketing
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