the south tyrolean strawberry festival in the val martello
The strawberry queen invites young and old to the sweet festival
The first Strawberry Festival in the Val Martello took place in 1999. Some 20 years later, it is still a fixed date in the calendar of events in the Val Martello. The traditional South Tyrolean Strawberry Festival takes place every year at the last weekend in June in Trattla and marks the start of the strawberry harvest. The event is organised by the Cooperative for regional development Martello 3B together with the associations of the valley.
A rich event programme for young and old at the Strawberry Festival is definitely guaranteed. In addition to culinary highlights such as traditional dishes and sweet desserts based on strawberries of the Val Martello, there is much entertainment.
However, the absolute highlight of the South Tyrolean Strawberry Festival is the annual cutting of the giant strawberry cake by the South Tyrolean Strawberry Queen, who is elected every three years. The Strawberry Queen has the task of acting as an ambassador for strawberries and representing the sweet fruits from the Val Martello. At the Strawberry Festival 2016, Jasmin Perkmann was crowned the 7th South Tyrolean Strawberry Queen and has held this office ever since.