When the cows get decorated and you can hear the cow bells everywhere it is time once again for the “Almabtrieb”, when the cows leave their summer pastures. This event has a high cultural value for all the farmers.
The “Almabtrieb” means the end of summer. The cows leave their summer pastures to spend the winter in the valley. The touristic region “Tux-Finkenberg” this event is celebrated like a true holiday. The animals are decorated with flowers, twigs and ribbons but only if no animals has been lost during the summer. The typical headdresses are aloine roses, mountain pines, carline thistles and silk flowers.
10th September 2016
Sheeps and horses leaving their summer pastures in Finkenberg
10.00 am start of the festival – big farmers market
12.00 am live music with Marc Pircher and performance of traditional dances (“Schuhplattler”)
01.30 pm Arrival of th sheep and horses
23rd – 24th September
Hintertuxer Octoberfest – a true piece of Tux tradition
Great atmosphere and entertainment with top music groups are guaranteeing a unique festival. The highlight is the “Almabtrieb” from the Bichlalm which is one of the prettiest in entire Tyrol. The cows are decorated with handmade tufts and hung with cow bells.
Programm, Friday 23rd September 2016:
07.30 pm Opening with concert of the state concert band
08.30 pm Live music in the festival tent with “Zillertal Power”
Entry: EUR 9,00
Programm, Saturday 24th September 2016:
10.00 am Farmer´s market
12.00 am Decorating of the cows and entertainment in the festival tent with live music gruop “Zilelrtaler Bergzigeuner”
02.00 pm Performance of traditional dancers “Schuhplattler – Höllnstoaner” and arrival of the cows, no entry fee
08.30 pm Entertainment in the festival tent with live music “Granaten”
Entry at 06.00 pm: EUR 9,00