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 13th to 21st September 2019, it’s all about the production and consumption of agricultural products.

The slogan 2019 is "From Roots to Treetops". Crafts, culinary or hiking tours, the forest is just part of the Bauernherbst. And autumn time is also the most beautiful hiking time. Because in autumn the view is almost limitless. Enjoy the tranquility in the mountains as well as the traditional events in Wagrain-Kleinarl.

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


Bauernherbst events 2019
  • Farmer's market: September 13th
  • Pumpkin festival: September 20th 
  • Bauernherbst fair: September 21st
  • Almabtrieb: September 21st
Bauernherbst Festival Week 2019

Overview of all events

The Bauernherbst Festival Week from 13 to 21 September 2019 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, 13th September 2019

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
Tuesday, 17th September 2019

Herbs, slide show & concert

10 am

Guided tour and walk through the medical herbs' garden in Wagrain. No registration needed.

8 am

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

8 am

Concert of the town band Wagrain and the Wagrainer Goasslschnalzer

The local traditional band plays at the Bauernherbst in Wagrain-Kleinarl | © eduardo-gellner© eduardo-gellner
Wednesday, 18th September 2019

Handicraft work with hay & folk heritage evening

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

8 pm

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

Couple with traditional costume at the Bauernherbst in Wagrain-Kleinarl | © sportalpen-marketing© sportalpen-marketing
Thursday, 19th September 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 local dancers from Wagrain at the Rauchkuchl Wagrain.

Event highlight music at the huts at the Bauernherbst in Salzburg | © SalzburgerLand Tourismus© SalzburgerLand Tourismus
Friday, 20th September 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.

Pumpkins at the pumpkins festival in Wagrain-Kleinarl | © Wagrain-Kleinarl Tourismus© Wagrain-Kleinarl Tourismus
Saturday, 21st September 2019

Traditional ending of the Bauernherbst Festival Week

from 11 am

Almabtrieb and Bauernherbst-Kirchtag 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

Your hosts during harvest season

At the Gasthof Kogelalm at the mountain station of the Flying Mozart, there is a Frühschoppen on Sunday, 15th of September 2019 from 11.30 am. The Flying Mozart is in operation on this day and you can enjoy roast pork.

Sponsors of the Bauernherbst in Salzburger Land