Entrance to the "Almabtrieb" festival

"Huamfohra" - Mayrhofen's Autumn Cattle Drive on Oct. 3, 2020

This important traditional festival starts on October 3rd, 2020 at 10 am. There are few places where the "Almabtrieb" tradition is celebrated as spectacularly as in Mayrhofen. Traditional, colourful and spectacular - these are the words which describe this huge festival in Mayrhofen. In fact, there are few places where the 'Almabtrieb' tradition is celebrated on such a spectacular scale. If you are interested in living traditions and would like to experience a folk festival in the Ziller Valley in person, then don't miss it - you are guaranteed a unique day out for the whole family!
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Entrance to the "Almabtrieb"
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The festival opens with a large traditional parade at 10.30am. Find a good spot on the main street early to enjoy the colourful traditional costumes and marching bands. Afterwards, enjoy exploring the local farmers' stalls and sample some freshly prepared Ziller Valley delicacies and regional products. Learn about "the good old times" at the exhibitions of traditional craftsmanship which take place at the Josef-Riedel place next to the church Mayrhofen.
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The true "stars" of the festival arrive at midday. Brightly decorated and to huge applause, the farmers proudly parade their cows through the crowds. After spending months on the mountain pastures, the cattle are returning from their summer vacation. To give thanks for a summer without incident the animals are dressed in colourful flowers, bells and ornate headdresses. Make sure you have your camera ready so that you can capture the colorful moments and take them back home as a souvenir.
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