"Musical and culinary highlights" during the Wildschönau Krautinger Week from 4. - 12. October 2013
The famous Wildschönau Krautinger schnapps isn't just a cure-all. The Beet used to make the schnapps is also a integral part of many regional culinary specialities. The Krautinger Week at the beginning of October is a celebration of this well loved vegetable which has helped the region to its coveted 'Genuss Region' (Enjoyment Region) title.
Sunday 6. October
The Festival week starts with a church service and Harvest Festival Procession in Oberau. The Z'Bach Farming Museum then becomes a market place for local produce and handicrafts displayed to a background of lively folk and brass music.
Restaurants throughout the valley then offer special beet dishes to show the versatility of the vegetable.
various events, guided walks and farmer's markets are held during the week
Saturday 12. October
The highlight of the week is the crowning of the year's best Krautinger schnapps at the Grand Krautinger Ball. An estimed jury of experts and VIPs choose the finest drop.
By Decree of Empress Maria Theresia, 51 Wildschönau farmers were give exclusive ditillery rights. Only in the Wildschönau is this rarity distilled. 15 farmer's continue the tradition to this day.