Homecoming of livestock
At the end of the summer the farmers in Ratschings (and in many other South Tyrolean villages) get back their cows, calves and sheep from the alpine pastures and give them and their pastors a warm welcome.
In Ratschings in Eisacktal the return of livestock and the festival of farmers and alpine dairymen take place on 29th September 2018. About 2,000 sheep and 100 cows, partly lavishly decorated with flowers, wreaths and bells, come back from their summer holiday in the mountains, in order to spend the winter in their stalls.
As usual numerous spectators will expect their arrival in the streets of Maiern-Ridnaun. In general, however, people not only come to admire the tricked-out cows and to greet their companions, but to enjoy also the traditional specialties and the entertainment program: Because no homecoming of livestock in South Tyrol goes without delicacies of the farmer’s cuisine, proper music and good company.
Tourist office Ratschings
Tel.: +39 0472 760 608