The Apple Festival is held on Sunday, 13th october
and is the climax of the autumn celebrations in Naz/Natz. The highlight is a big parade and the awarding of the Naz-Sciaves Apple Queen title.
The celebrations already begin in the morning accompanied by music, Brezeln and veal sausages and visitors can sample various kinds of freshly picked apples. In the afternoon the main parade takes place. The incumbent queen and contestants accompanied by marching bands and colorfully decorated floats parade down the streets of Naz/Natz as far as the square. Needless to say, there is no missing the wagon carrying the giant crown adorned with red and yellow apples, attracting large crowds every year.
Following the parade is the crowning of the new Apple Queen. The traditional cutting of the apple strudel is part of the inauguration ceremony.
Numerous locally made arts and crafts, as well as toys and games for the kids are on display at the local farmers market.
The festival continues with music and dance until the early hours of the evening.
More highlight events in the Valle Isarco/Eisacktal valley