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St Johann Dumpling Festival, Austria

22 September 2023 - 24 September 2023


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If you do not feel up to the crowds of the Munich Oktoberfest, you could consider another festival just across the border in neighbouring Austria. The 41st St Johann Dumpling Festival (Knoedelfest) will take place in the Austrian Tyrol from 22 to 24 September, 2023.

One of the most popular of the festivals in Austria, the Knoedelfest features 26,000 dumpling served on a 595-metre table on the Speckbacherstraße – unsurprisingly the longest dumpling table in the world. There are 26 different recipes from 21 local restaurants, so hopefully you will find something to your taste.

St Johann Dumpling Festival
Knoedelfest in St. johann in Tirol will see 26,000 dumplings consumed © gerdlfranz
What to Expect?

Apart from a plethora of dumplings to consume there will be plenty of Alpine walking, starting with a hike to Angerer Alpine Pasture Hut on the morning of the 22 September, as well as a series of concerts.

St. Johann’s main square will see a concert by the St. Johann Brass Band later on that evening.

Saturday will see a marching brass band proceed through the streets of the Alpine town. While on the Sunday Marc Pircher will perform on the main square from 11:00am.

There might even be the odd pint or two quaffed as well.

When is the St Johann Dumpling Festival?

24 to 24 September, 2023.

St. Johann in Tirol © sportalpen
St. Johann in Tirol © sportalpen

Where is the St Johann Dumping Festival?

Speckbacherstraße Street, St. Johann, Austrian Tyrol.

How Much Does It Cost?

Entance is €10 (children 13 and under free). You will receive a free cookbook with recipes.

More Information about the Dumpling Festival

To discover all there is to know about the festival click here.

Things to Do in the Tyrol

There is so much to do in the area. For more information, visit

All images courtesy of Tirol Austria.


22 September 2023
24 September 2023


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