Salzburg’s Rupertikirtag fair

The stage is set for 40 years of Austrian heritage 

Immerse yourself in the rich heritage of Mozart's city with beautiful traditional costumes, atmospheric folk music and culinary delights.  

Riesenrad am Rupertikirtag


Steeped in tradition

From 20 to 24 September, Salzburg’s Rupertikirtag (St. Rupert’s Day) annual fair – featuring vintage fairground rides, local delicacies, brass bands playing traditional music and new folk music ensembles – will celebrate the city’s diverse traditions and also mark its 40th anniversary. The sheer variety of the programme is matched by the colourful traditional costumes that are part of the Rupertikirtag dress code. For the 40th anniversary of the fair, a selection of well-known traditional dress designers, manufacturers and outfitters will present the highlights of this year’s collection in a new and exciting format.
 
Traditionelle Kutsche am Rupertikirtag
Kanonenschuss und Soldaten in traditioneller Uniform

The best Ruperti dirndl and Ruperti bua

At Rupertikirtag, Salzburg’s best-known traditional dress outfitters will choose the best Ruperti dirndl (women’s costume) and the best Ruperti bua (men’s costume). At 7pm on 21 September, as part of “Lederhosen Thursday”, the chosen contestants will take to the stage to present the best dirndls and lederhosen of the season. Accompanied by an entertaining musical programme, a professional jury and a host of culinary delights, the candidates will model the season’s best dirndl and lederhosen designs.  

Österreichische Tracht am Rupertikirtag.


Stand out from the crowd at Rupertikirtag  

Have you ever worn Austrian traditional dress? The Rupertikirtag in Salzburg is one of the best opportunities to do so. Mozart’s city has a wide range of suppliers selling traditional dress – perfect for a shopping trip. In your new traditional costume and Högl’s magnificent shoes, you will have every chance of winning the 2017 Ruperti dirndl contest!
 
Ein glänzendes Highlight am Rupertikirtag: Die bronzenen Pumps von Högl
Schwarzer Pumps in Veloursleder von Högl
Ein funkelndes Highlight: Der Högl Pumps schimmert im Sonnenlicht.
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