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Kirtage in Austria: Dates
Kirtage in Austria: Dates

Autumn is fun time! So in the costume and off to the festival. You definitely shouldn't miss these dates.

It will be a rush!
It will be a rush!


Hearty celebrations in the green heart

3.9.-5.9., Altaussee Kirtag

Again this year the party will take place in front of the picturesque backdrop of the Loser and the Trisselwand. The Kirtag beer tent, around 120 stands and an amusement park ensure a lot of fun.

10.9.-11.9., Almenland Kirtag on the Teichalm

Watching folk dancers at the morning pint, dancing to live music, marveling at vintage tractors and enjoying the costume show.

10.9., Pumpkin Festival in Bad Radkersburg

On this day everything revolves around the pumpkin: the farmers spoil you with delicious creations from pumpkin schnitzel to pumpkin liqueur!

September 16-18, Aufsteirern in Graz

The city center of Graz is transformed into a huge folk festival! Highlights: fashion show and open-air concert.

October 2nd, Thanksgiving and winegrowers festival in Hartberg

After a festive fair, the winemakers of the Weinbauverein transform the main square into one of the largest wine taverns in Eastern Styria.

October 6th, Gösser Kirtag in Leoben

Tradition is celebrated at the oldest fair. Around 350 stands sell specialties and regional products.


Art, cattle drive & brass music

Until August 31, Summer. Fresh. Art in Bad Gastein

Art and culture festival with exhibitions, workshops, discussions and cool events.

27.8.-6.11., Harvest Festival

During this period, festivals take place at various farmers. The big opening ceremony takes place in Niedernsill, with a parade, cattle drive and Perchten disco.

21.9.-25.9., Rupertikirtag

Folk festival around the Salzburg Cathedral with farmers' market, fairground, marquee and brass music.


Oktoberfest flair in the capital

22.9.-9.10., Wiener Wiesn

Three mega tents, four rustic alpine huts, cozy pub gardens: 18 days of pure fun! The best alpine DJs heat up the party atmosphere, top international acts make the tents shake. For the little ones: The children's Oktoberfest takes place daily from 12.30 p.m. to 5.30 p.m.

September 24th, O'zapft is on the Danube

Sail across the Danube and sway with white sausage, pretzels and beer to the festival music and current Oktoberfest hits.

October 14th-15th, Luftburg Oktoberfest

True to the motto "All the power of costume", Kolarik's Oktoberfest transforms the Luftburg into an open-air stage for sociable gatherings with veal sausage, beer and live music. Highlights: Mass mug lifting and the choice of the smartest pair of traditional costumes.

October 14th-15th, Luftburg Oktoberfest

True to the motto "All the power of costume", Kolarik's Oktoberfest transforms the Luftburg into an open-air stage for sociable gatherings with veal sausage, beer and live music. Highlights: Mass mug lifting and the choice of the smartest pair of traditional costumes.


Customs & Culinary

2.9.-5.9., Bleiburg Wiesenmarkt

Hurry guaranteed! With a large parade, fashion show and fairground.

23.9.-25.9., Lavanttaler Wiesn

The event hall in Wolfsberg is transformed into a rustic Oktoberfest location. Bands like Die Edelseer ensure a good atmosphere.

September 24-25, cheese festival in Kötschach-Mauthen

Morning pint, traditional parade, a big raffle - and of course a lot of cheese and wine.

9.9.-11.9., Glockner Lamb Festival in Heiligenblut

It starts with a pleasure hike, after which TV chef Marco Krainer shows his cooking skills. On Sunday there are Morning pint and pageant.

October 2nd, Kirchbacher Apple Festival

An exhibition of old apple varieties, a schnapps distillery and a flea market for traditional clothing await the visitors.

Upper Austria

Farmer's market & alpine fun

10.9., International Customs Festival in Wels

From 2 p.m., people can celebrate the customs in Puchberg Castle: Folk dance groups from all over Austria present traditional dances.

17.9.-18.9., Oktoberfest & morning pint with tractor meeting on the Kreuzing Alm

Marvel at the tractor show with a hearty bacon and cheese snack, veal sausage and a cool beer in an idyllic setting.

September 18, farmers' market at Mondsee

Varied program with insights into rural culture and tradition. With regional products and products from sheep and goat farming. If you want, you can even lend a hand with pottery or carving. Don't miss out on the appearance of the Hay Queen.

Lower Austria

Pleasure mile & fine wines

3.9.-4.9. & 10.9.-11.9., Pleasure mile

The longest bar in the world! 80 winegrowers and businesses offer their specialties between Mödling and Bad Vöslau.

11.9., Dirndlg wall Sunday

On this day the motto in all of Lower Austria: Put on your dirndl and go for a morning pint and partying!

23.9.-25.9., Retz vintage festival

A weekend in the best festive mood in Weinviertel: with large heurigen and Hauermarkt, festive field fair, vintner parade, live performances and morning pint. Tip: the spectacular fireworks.

24.9.-25.9., Pielachtaler Dirndlkirtag

Here you can taste your way through the culinary specialties of the dirndl fruit for two days. The festival also has a lot to offer in terms of craftsmanship: jewelry is made from the dirndl cores - it goes perfectly with the festive costume.


Dumplings & Harvest Market

September 24th, dumpling festival in St. Johann

Mmmmh: With its length of 300 meters, the longest dumpling table in the world meanders through Speckbacherstraße and is stocked with around 26,000 dumplings (23 different types!). The festive supporting program will take place from 23.9.-25.9. instead of.

8.10. & 15.10., Haiminger Market Days

Stroll, try, enjoy - and above all take your time: There is a lot to discover in culinary terms at the largest Tyrolean harvest market: sausage, meat, cheese, apples, schnapps and clothing from the region.


Culinary Fair & Craftsmanship

3.9.-4.9., Museum festival in Wolfegg

More than 70 craftsmen demonstrate their traditional handicraft and handicraft skills and show rare historical tools and implements.

October 29-30, Gustav Messe Dornbirn

The fair is all about design, sustainability and enjoyment. With salon talks and shows. Plus: top chefs let you look over your shoulder while cooking.


Taste goose food & Uhudler

2.9.-4.9., 18th Uhudler Festival on the Hochkogel in Eltendorf

Full program: on Friday you can chill to jazz sounds, on Saturday there is a children's program and live music, on Sunday a vineyard tour through the Uhudler district and in the afternoon a willow goose hike.

16.9.-19.9., Mörbischer Kirtag

Big fair, amusement park, grand opening and twilight pint on Sunday.

14.10.-16.10., Goose Festival in Rust

The goose season has started! Rust becomes a playground for gourmets and producers of regional delicacies. In addition to the cuisine, the focus is on tradition, and cultural supporting programs round off the offer. Tip: the adventure mile along the 1st Burgenland wine hiking trail in Oggau.

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