Date: October 12, 2019
This year, as well, during the Return of the Livestock in Terento, farmers will get their livestock from the Alpine pasture together and bring them back to their home farms, and thus into the warm barns. For cows, calves, sheep, goats, and donkeys, their stay will thus draw to a close in the airy higher elevations, with fresh mountain air, spicy grass, and cool nights. The animals are adorned with bells, artistically decorated wreaths around their necks and their horns festooned with fresh flowers, and they are then driven into the valley. With floats along with household goods and small animals, whip crackers, thigh-slapping folk dancers, a farmer’s market, and musical entertainment, the event becomes a colorful celebration.
Starting from 10:00 A.M., the various clubs and associations of the village set up a variety of stands and offer farmhouse delicacies such as Tirschtlan fritters, barley soup, Pressknödel fried dumplings, and more. The farmers from the area sell products from their own farms at the farmer’s market, such as honey, wine, juices, speck farmer’s bacon, fruit schnapps, cheese, felt slippers, turned wooden objects, and similar crafts. Around 2:00 P.M., the return of the livestock leads through the village center of Terento.