Cows and calves will return from their summer grazing grounds to their winter quarters down in the valley in Steeg, where the safe homecoming is celebrated with a grand parade, culinary delicacies and entertainment at the marquee.
The coming home of the cattle for winter from Pimigalpe, Krabachalpe, Stieralpe, Vorderbockbach and Älpele is a reason for great celebration. Decked out in garlands of flowers and ribbons, the cows are expected to arrive in the valley by 11:00am.
Visitors are recommended to get there earlier, as the main street will be closed for hours. The traditional folk festival at the marquee kicks-off at 8:00pm, featuring live music by the “Zillertaler Mander”. A wonderful cowbell will be raffled among all festival visitors.