Harvest festival season

Music, crafts und more

In the Hohe Tauern National Park holiday region, people have lived in harmony with nature for generations: The weather and the seasons set the pace and lend the year its structure.

During harvest festival the National Park becomes a blaze of colour: people in all towns and valleys make music and celebrate thanksgiving for a good harvest. People and animals return to the valleys after the summer in the alpine pastures; everywhere you turn there are farm, harvest and alpine pasture festivals as well as handicraft and farmers' markets. Rural crafts such as alpine wreath tying, wood shingle making, wood turning and statue carving have a long tradition here and are on display in many places. Homemade delicacies from Pinzgau cheese to home-smoked bacon reflect the culinary diversity of the region.