The sweet chestnut is celebrated also publicly in South Tyrol: The selection ranges from one-day festivals to Culinary Weeks.
Here a small selection events dedicated to the new wine, the sweet chestnut and the Törggelen which is usually celebrated between October and mid-November:
- "Gassltörggelen" at Chiusa:
The Medieval town of Chiusa (Klausen) celebrates the Toerggele season with three festival Saturdays under the open sky: There are culinary offers such as dumplings and Strauben, the best white wines of the valley, a traditional move and the coronation of the Toerggele Queen.
- Valle Isarco Chestnut Weeks:
For two decades already, from mid-October to the beginning of November farm inns and restaurants along the Chestnut Trail have shown that the sweet chestnut is also suited for exquisite dishes. Delicious starters, exquisite main dishes and creative desserts await you.
- Ketschtnigl Chestnut Festival:
This three-week event about the sweet chestnut takes place since 1997 in Velturno and along the Chestnut Path in the Valle Isarco valley. It includes tastings, guided hikes and a Toerggele Market in the courtyard of Velturno Castle. 3,300 chestnut trees grow around the village.
- Keschtnriggl Chestnut Festival:
Whereas the "Keschtnigl" is the fruit cup of the chestnut, the "Keschtnriggl" is a basket woven from chestnut wood to peel roasted chestnuts. In Foiana (Völlan) and Tesimo-Prissiano, from mid to the end of October the gastronomy comes up with a lot of ideas about the sweet chestnut. Art from chestnut wood, cooking courses and lectures complete the offer.
- Termeno Autumn Days:
In Termeno (Tramin) along the South Tyrolean Wine Road, a weekend in October is completely dedicated to the Törggelen. At the fairground typical dishes, sweet chestnuts and the new wine as well as performances by music and folklore groups can be enjoyed.
- Colsano Toerggele Festival:
Also in the Lower Val Venosta, a weekend in October is dedicated to celebrate the sweet chestnut and the new wine. Enjoy local delicacies, live music and good entertainment at the Toerggele Festival of the Colsano Fire Brigade, a tradition in the annual event calendar.