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Farmers' harvest 

Sit together – eat – make music - celebrate

When the cows have grazed the last of the lush mountain herbs on the alm pasture; the mist rises up from the valley and the trees are dressed in their autumn colours, Farmers; Harvest is no longer far away. The farmers and the dairymen and women, together with their animals, take leave of the alm. The days are becoming shorter and soon the first snow will fall on the high alms. It is time to prepare the alm hut for winter and get ready for the quiet time of the year. As a sign that the alm summer has ended without mishap for the people and animals, the alm livestock is crowned with decorative headpieces for the return to the valley.

The cattle homecoming parade is one of the traditions most worth seeing in the Salzburger Saalachtal. A myriad of flowers decorate the cows' heads and they carry their bells proudly. These chimes, which protect the animals from danger on their way back to the valley, announce the homecomers from far away.  Animals and people are ceremoniously welcomed back to the village where the harvest is in full swing. After a sunny summer, potatoes, pumpkins and herbs are brought in from the fields. The traditional cuisine of Salzburger Land makes use of these delicious local and seasonal ingredients. 

 

 

Old craft rediscovered

 

Old craft techniques require dexterity, skill, practice and a lot of patience. Even rare or almost extinct craft is still lovingly cared for and preserved for the next generations. Fortunately for us all: For something crafted by hand is highly valued and held in honor. At the Harvest Festival in St. Martin you can look over the shoulders of various craftsmen and get to know old craftsmanship.

 

 

 

Harvest celebrations 2020:

Farmers' Harvest Circuit 

Sunday, 23rd August from 10 am

 

The new hiking golf course in Unken will be ceremoniously opened today and we invite all keen "golfers" to try out the new holes which can be found along the new village circular path.
Today, there are many highlights at all 9 holes: musical entertainment, extra games' stations for the kids, regional delicacies.... see what surprises are in store.

Unken has recently been declared a certified hiking village  - this will also be celebrated during the Farmers' Harvest Circuit.

 

HARVEST FESTIVAL concert from the Trachtenmusikkapelle Weißbach

Friday, 28th August, from 7 pm

 

Musical evening with the sound of the Trachtenmusikkapelle Weißbach
 
 

Musical Harvest festival in the Almenwelt Lofer 

Sunday, 30th August, from 11.30 am

 

Enjoy culinary delights and be entertained by the different music groups.

 

 

Homecomers Festival – Cattle Homecoming Parade

Saturday, 5th September, from 10 am

 

On this day the cows, wearing their decorated headpieces, will be led back down to the valley from the Loferer Alm. Culinary treats and musical entertainment await at the Restaurant Loderbichl.

 

 

Harvest Festival with Cattle Homecoming Parade

Saturday, 5th September, from 11.30 am

 

From 11.30 am Harvest Festival with cattle homecoming parade in St. Martin bei Lofer, with Schnalzer groups, horse and cart, craft market and the children's group from the traditional costume association, D'Saalachtaler. Pinzgauer specialites from our farmers' wives and harvest festival hosts. Vintage tractor exhibition.

 

 

Farmers' Harvest in Scheffsnoth in Lofer

Sunday, 13st  September, from 11 am

 

Morning concert by the Bürgermusik Lofer, Pinzgauer specialities, children's programme and presentations by the children's group of the traditional costume association, D´Stoaberger.

 

 

HARVEST FESTIVAL PROCESSION in Unken

Sunday, 20th September, from 9 am

 

Thanksgiving procession over the fields followed by a big Harvest Festival.
You can expect from 11 am a concert of the traditional marching band Unken, a children's program and regional specialties from the Oklahoma Grill.

 

 

Musical Summer in the Almenwelt Lofer with Alphorn blowers meet

Sunday, 27th September, from 11.30 am

 

Enjoy culinary delights and be entertained by the different music groups.

 

 

"wüd und Gspüt" at the Hochalm in Unken

Sunday, 4th October, from 11.30 am

 

From the kitchen there are game dishes and on the terrace is played funny. A musical autumn day on the Hochalm. Only in good weather.

 

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