Springtime is for Harnessing the Horses
Next date: May 2020
Sowing in Terento in South Tyrol-Südtirol... just like in grandfather’s day, grains such as oats, wheat, rye, barley, and flax are sown in the church field in Terento. In addition, crops such as peas, cabbage, and potatoes are also planted.
The sowing in detail:
The current situation does not allow us to go ahead with the mills festival as we had planned. With a heavy heart,
we have decided to cancel it. At the same time, we are optimistic about the future – and look forward to next year all the more.
From Grain to Flour
Next date: August 1, 2021
It happens on the first Sunday of August every year: in the Val di Terento-Terner Tal, interested onlookers big and small can experience the handicraft of the millers from Grandpa’s day, from 10:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M. With the blades of the wooden waterwheels and the weight of the heavy millstone, the Terento millers grind their flour!
An adventure hint for the whole family:
An Adventure for the Entire Family
Date: August 15, 2020
With the Harvest Festival, culture also can be experienced firsthand. From 10:30 A.M. to 4:00 P.M. at the Church Field in the village center, the grain is cut with a scythe, bound into sheaves, and put up to dry on wooden racks. Visitors are invited to join in. The typical mid-morning snack known as Neinern will be offered, and the traditional equipment will of course also be present, such as the threshing machine, windmill, plow, and seed tub.
A grain table with all kinds of grains will also be available. Children are always amazed when they see how different wheat is from rye or oats.
School-aged children harvest onions, fennel, carrots, potatoes, and other crops which they themselves planted back in the spring.
The program is rounded out by a farmer’s market, specialties from the farm women, music, traditional games for children, and the big playground.
Program: 10:30 A.M. to 4:00 P.M.
An adventure for the entire family!
One of the most beautiful in the entire province!
Date: October 10, 2020
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.
Val Pusteria Dishes, Culture, and Tradition
2020 Dates: October 16-25, 2020
At the Terento Farm Cooking Festival, discover, experience, and enjoy dishes from grandma’s recipe collection, such as cabbage soup, buckwheat fritters with applesauce, blood noodles, soup with aged Tyrolean gray cheese, various fritters known as Ziachkråpfn, Kirschtakråpfn, Puffa, and Tirschtlan; pea soup and other local soups, and much, much more.
More than just good food... At the Terento Farm Cooking Festival, an interesting and entertaining program is also presented!
Dates: October 18 and 25, 2020
Market with farming products from the farmes of the region in the center of Terenten from 10 a.m until 4 p.m