The traditional Thanksgiving and Folk Festival may possibly be the best reason for a short holiday in Bad Sooden-Allendorf. The entire town is decorated with harvest crowns, wreaths, garlands, red and blue pennants and other self-made decorations, emphasizing the beauty of the half-timbered houses. The festival is still celebrated just like in 1858. Friday traditionally starts with the street party, where home-made regional food is sold in the streets.
For the following days, the town is characterized by the fairground, brass bands, marching bands and dance groups. There are several parades and torchlight processions supported by local clubs and groups. The illuminated river banks of the Werra are the perfect background for a romantic conclusion of the night. The "Triolett" dance is also part of the traditional festival program, just like "Spanisch Fricco" - a stew made of pork, beef, onions and potatoes – the perfect meal before the grand festival parade starts on Sunday afternoon. On Tuesday, the festival ends with a big firework. By then, even all the visitors know how to dance the popular Allendorfer Triolett dance.
The Thanksgiving and Folk Festival is always on the third weekend in August.
For further information, go to: www.erntefest.de