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Event highlights 2018

A varied mix of interesting events in the Hall-Wattens region – in annual summary form

10th Raiffeisen Half-Marathon, Hall - Wattens
Saturday, 26thd of May 2018, Hall - Wattens Region
from 02.00 pm till 08.00 pm

The route of the Raiffeisen Half-Marathon takes runners from the Old Town of Hall in Tirol to Absam, along the banks of the River Inn via Volders to Wattens, through the villages of Fritzens, Baumkirchen and Mils, then returning to Hall in Tirol. A course rich in variety which requires competitors to overcome some elevation changes along the way.

14th International Sprachsalz Literary Festival
14th - 16th of September 2018, Hall in Tirol

Some 20 writers have received invitations to read extracts from their works at Hall in Tirol's 14th "Sprachsalz". "Literature for all" is the message the organisers are seeking to propagate. The readings and talks (free of charge) with authors in the stylish atmosphere of the Parkhotel, Kurhaus Hall and the Ablinger.Garber Media Tower will also be a fine cultural event for the many writers, who find it simply "magnificent" (Alberto Manguel).

Organic Mountain Farmers' Festival
8th of September 2018, Stiftsplatz, Hall in Tirol
from 10.00 am till 05.00 pm

"Taste and enjoy delicious organic food" is the theme for the organic mountain farmers' September festival. BIO vom BERG, the trademark of the Tyrolean mountain farmers, and the town's marketing organisation, Stadtmarketing Hall, are aiming to draw organic farmers from the Alpine foothills into Hall Old Town.
Organic farmers from North, East and South Tyrol, from Salzburg, Trentino and Friuli, offer for sale local specialities produced in controlled organic conditions. photo: birgitpichler.at

Hall Farmers' Market Autumn Festival
6th of October, 2018, Oberer Stadtplatz, Hall in Tirol, 9.00 am to 1.00 pm

Supported by an open-air concert with a local band, the traders at Hall Farmers' market showcase their seasonal produce and local delicacies and also offer some very affordable deals on potatoes, apples and other stored products.

Nightseeing in Hall in Tirol
25th of October, 2018, in the entire Old Town of Hall in Tirol
from 05.00 pm till midnight

Take a stroll through the narrow ways and streets of the ancient old town and dive into the rich history of the city. Music groups let the streets "swing", over a hundred shops have opened until midnight.
Free guided tours lead to a rich variety of sights, which can sometimes only be seen at this special occasion.

Traditional Christmas Market
24th of November - 23th of December 2018, Oberer Stadtplatz, Hall in Tirol

Adventmarkt viele Leute
Over a mug of hot spiced wine, enjoy the romantic Advent market in the historical section of Hall in Tirol and savor the festive atmosphere of the Christmas season.

Opening times:

Monday to Friday 3 tilll 8 pm
Saturday 10 am till 8 pm
Sunday 1 till 8 pm

Curfew for all gastronomic stations is 9 pm.

At Christmas Eve the market has open from 10 am till 1 pm.

Radish Festival
27. April 2019, Bachlechnerstraße, 10 bis 16 Uhr
10.00 am to 04.00 pm

The area around the villages of Thaur and Absam is often referred to the largest vegetable garden in Austria. 60% of all radishes cultivated in Austria are grown here in the North Tyrolean vegetable-growing region, along with many other vegetables. The harvest is celebrated at the annual Radieschenfest radish festival with music, local delicacies and plenty of radishes!

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