It’s that time of the year again - 7 days of beer, live music, great food, and plenty of fun rides. Yes, it’s time to celebrate Villacher Kirchtag.
Kirchtag is Austria’s largest traditional folk festival. Each year, more than 450,000 people visit Villacher Kirchtag to join in the fun celebration. If you’ve never been to Kirchtag before, this blog post is for you. We will give you the top tips on what to expect and how to prepare so you’ll be ready to have a great experience at Villacher Kirchtag.
Kirchtag is 7 days of pure fun and goes from Sunday to Sunday. The official start date changes each year, but Kirchtag Saturday takes place during the first Saturday of August. Villacher Kirchtag 2019 is July 28th to August 4th. Villacher Kirchtag 2020 will be from July 26th to August 2nd.
Villacher Kirchtag does not have an official dress code, but you will feel left out if you are not dressed in Trachten (traditional clothing). That means that it is time to shop for Lederhosen or a Dirndl. Dressing up in Trachten is a fun way to be a part of the Villacher Kirchtag festivities. Here are some places to shop in Villach for the perfect Kirchtag outfit -
Custom Trachten Shops
Interested in an authentic and custom made Trachten outfit? These shops in Villach offer beautiful outfits that will make you look great. However, keep in mind that buying an authentic Trachten outfit can be expensive and easily cost more than €200.
At these Trachten shops, you can find custom outfits as well as Dirndl and Lederhosen in the mid-price range.
On a budget? Buying Trachten for Villacher Kirchtag doesn’t have to be expensive.
So you have your Trachten and you’re ready to have fun at Villacher Kirchtag - now what? Here are our top tips to make sure you have a great experience.
Chelsea Navarro is an American expat from California, USA.
She has lived in Villach with her partner and dog since February, 2016. She enjoys exploring the Austrian wilderness, drinking Villacher beer and traveling around Europe.