We know it by the name of October Fest but in Vienna it is called Wiener Wiesn-Fest, an event long awaited by many Austrians and a traditional holiday reason. This year it started on September 26 and will end on October 13. Last year I didn’t manage to get there but this year I said it’s time to see what happens there. You can find the entire program of events HERE.
The real parties start in the evening, where it’s an entrance fee to different concerts that are held in huge tents reminiscent of weddings from organized in Romania. As you can see from the program until 17-18 the entrance is free. I found it very interesting that the people, the locals especially, come to events dressed in traditional costumes and the food and almost everything that is marketed there is traditional.
I was disappointed by the size of the place of the event. Except for the 2 or 3 tents, the rest of the arranged places are quite limited. I was expecting something bigger, like the size of the Christmas fairs for example.
On the other hand, I enjoyed this event and I wanted to share with you my experience. I am not the kind of person to go to concerts in the evening, I have seen some videos of the event and I am sure that I would not feel well, maybe next year I dare more and show you what happens in the big tents in the evening. 🙂