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Events & shows in the Val Sarentino

Right in the middle, not just on the sidelines!

We Sarner are a celebration and enterprising people. Whether traditional folk festivals, lifestyle culinary or sports events: we are always up for fun. In order not to miss the hottest events and to be always up to date, we have listed the social must-haves.

Summer 2021

Hiking with guide in the Sarentino Mountains

Hiking with guide in the mountains of the Sarentino Valley.





04/09 - 06/09/21

Mundane celebration "Sarner Kirchtag"

The Sarner people – unique in character and language

“Aa söü!” (ach so! - meaning “oh, really?”) is the Sarner way of expressing interest or wonder, and with this they usually evoke bewilderment and curiosity among outsiders. For a typical Sarner is inimitable. They are well-known throughout South Tyrol for their sharp wit, and their instinctive astuteness is celebrated in countless ‘Sarner jokes’.

They love their valley and its cultural treasure trove. The Sarner dialect has survived in its original, distinctive form with melodious, sonorous endings, usually finishing with an ‘a’ or ‘aar’. The dialect is a much satirised characteristic beyond the valley’s borders and appears to others at the same time coarse and sublime. In addition, the vowel sounds and words vary considerably from place to place. Church-goers on the village squares of Sarnthein, Pens and Durnholz meet together after Sunday Mass and ‘hoangartn’, or ‘chat’. One of the best occasions to become familiar with the Sarner dialect is at South Tyrol’s best known and largest annual fair, the ‘Sarner Kirchtag’ which takes place each year on the first weekend in September.



26/11 - 19/12/21

Alpine Advent Sarntal

The Alpine Advent event in the picturesque Sarentino Valley harks back to Christmas as it once was, characterising this peaceful and calm period of the year. The old Sarner customs are brought to life with skilled handicrafts, which have died out elsewhere, such as quill embroidery on leather, turning and weaving, along with traditional culinary specialities such as sweet Krapfen (pastries), Strauben and Striezl.
Christmas carol singing, Christmas concerts and horse-drawn sleigh rides amid the snowy landscape provide the ideal atmosphere for the joyful anticipation of the great festivity.

Dates: every saturday and sunday from 26th November till 19th December

02/12 - 16/12/21

"Klöckeln"-a pre-Christian custom

In a valley in which dialect and garb are still alive, it is not unusual that its tradition is thoroughly cultivated. The „Klöckeln“,is a pre-Christian custom practised the first weeks of December and has an old tradition.


2. December 2021
09. December 2021
16. December 2021