The Speck Festival suspends the 2020 edition, rescheduling the event to October 2021.
In light of the extraordinary challenges we are facing and the unknown timeline as a result of this ongoing public health emergency, the organisers of the Speck Festival decided that the cancellation of this year’s edition is necessary.
The production of Speck, speciality ham and bacon, is a tradition going back hundreds of years in South Tyrol. On 2nd and 3rd October 2021
the Funes/Villnöss valley dedicates a whole weekend in autumn to this top quality product.
The festival starts on Saturday with the motto “Rural Heritage”, during which an insight is given into the work and customs of farmers, and the Villnöss Brillenschaf sheep takes pride of place. Excellent bread is baked in the show ovens and various farmers sell produce from their own farms. And of course the farmers’ crafts aren’t forgotten either.
On Sunday there’s a special highlight on the programme every year. The unveiling of the Speck surprise... the organisers always come up with something new. Alongside various Speck specialities you can also enjoy a colourful programme of entertainment, the crowning of the Speck Queen, and get to know Hans Mantinger, known as "Gleschterhans", who impresses with his Speck slicing ability.