Historical Harvest Festival

Come join us on 31 August 2019, starting at 10:00 in Strenzfeld

The popularity and fascination of the Historical Harvest Festival draws thousands of visitors to the Gutshof Strenzfeld near Bernburg each year. Immerse yourself in rural history and tradition.

Admission costs € 5 and is free for children up to 10 years old.

Attractions

  • Tractor parade

    The tractor parade with over 500 vehicles is a magnet for visitors each year. Historical tractors from the late 1920s until the 1970s are introduced and commented on by experts.

    You want to participate? Please contact

    Achim Schwertfeger

  • Coach parade

    More than 30 coaches are presented and explained to visitors. There is also a chance to discover the campus with its various exhibitions by coach.

    You want to participate? Please contact

    Katharina Stephan

  • Historical Harvest Procession

    The traditional harvest procession starts immediately after the festival is opened, showing the history of agriculture “then and now” with the machines and devices. From sowing to harvesting, agricultural tools are presented for grains, potatoes, and sugar beets. The processing is supported and accompanied by local clubs and traditional costume groups from the region.

    You want to participate? Please contact

    Stefan Gille

    Sandra Matthes

  • Vintage plows

    The vintage plows, which have long since become a tradition, will be demonstrated in an open state championship as is done every year. Participants can use their historical tractors and plows to qualify for national and European tournaments.

    Of course horse teams with plows will also participate in the competition.

    All competition participants will be introduced at the opening (stage 1) and technical details about the vehicles and equipment will be explained.

    You want to participate? Please contact

    Dr. Johann Rumpler
    Strenzfelder Allee 22
    06406 Bernburg
    Telephone: +49 3471 334 241
    Telefax: +49 3471 334 105
    Email: johann.rumpler(at)llg.mule.sachsen-anhalt.de

  • Straw figures competition

    The straw figures competition has become a fixed part of the Historical Harvest Festival in recent years and enriches the festival with many creative ideas.

    Companies, clubs, and schools all participate in this competition. Besides fun, it promotes a group spirit and gives an opportunity to present the group to a large audience.

    You can look forward to very interesting ideas that are judged by an expert jury. The award ceremony takes place at 14:00 on stage 2.

    You want to participate? Please contact

    Sabrina Liedke

    Angela Müller
    LLG Sachen-Anhalt
    Strenzfelder Allee 22
    06406 Bernburg
    Telephone: +49 3471 334 141
    Telefax: +49 3471 334 205
    Email: angela.mueller(at)llg.mule.sachsen-anhalt.de

  • Scarecrow competition

    The “scarecrow competition” for our young guests makes it possible for children to participate in the Historical Harvest Festival and show the “grown-ups” what they can do.

    Encouraged by the positive feedback, the organizational team has once again invited primary schools, preschools, and children’s organizations from the entire Salzland district to participate in the “scarecrow competition”. The children have great ideas about how a scarecrow could look (everything is allowed from fairy tales to fantastical figures). Adults can help the children by providing advice and various materials that can be found at home in the sewing basket, dad’s workbench, or in grandma and grandpa’s garden.

    The award ceremony for the three best scarecrows will be at 14:00 on stage 2.

    You want to participate? Please contact

    Sabrina Liedke

    Angela Müller
    LLG Sachen-Anhalt
    Strenzfelder Allee 22
    06406 Bernburg
    Telephone: +49 3471 334 141
    Telefax: +49 3471 334 205
    Email: angela.mueller(at)llg.mule.sachsen-anhalt.de

  • Farmers’ market

    The farmers’ market offers many regional and national products that have been prepared with love and are sold to festival visitors. At the same time, you can get information about “renewable resources”, “organic product processes”, “using the sun’s energy”, and many other things.

    You want to participate? Please contact

    Katrin Grey

    Manuela Herrmann

  • Sports and games field

    For children, there are many fun things to do and interesting things to learn.

    The youngest kids can run around on the straw playground. The large playing field has a varied program throughout the day. From sports and agility games to dancing, visitors will find a bit of everything.

    Kids who prefer a quieter atmosphere can try out the arts and crafts projects or color. And of course there are prizes to be won!

    The following will be offered:

    • Pony rides
    • Straw playground
    • Face painting
    • Giant water ball
    • Archery and goal-shooting
    • Bouncy castle
    • Creativity and crafts row
    • Archery and goal-shooting

    Contact

    Bettina Kranhold

    Katja Becker

  • Animal exhibits

    Visitors can learn interesting things about keeping and handling livestock such as cows, sheep, fowl, or rabbits. They can even pet the animals.

    Contact

    Holger Minge
    LLG Sachsen-Anhalt
    Strenzfelder Allee 22
    06406 Bernburg
    Telephone: +49 3471 334 207

  • Junkers exhibit

    In the Junkers exhibit in Bernburg/Strenzfeld, the period in Bernburg’s economic history will be shown that may have been relatively brief but still had far-reaching effects on the architectural development in parts of the city. The exhibit describes aspects of the regional industrial and territorial history between 1936 and 1945/50, the rise and fall of the Bernburg airplane industry. The permanent exhibition is located in Anhalt University’s Hellriegelhaus in Strenzfeld.

    Opening hours:

    • every Tuesday from 9:00 to 16:00
    • and the first and last Saturday of the month from 10:00 to 14:00

    In addition, special tours can be arranged of the exhibit and the property behind the former air base and the factories for the Junkers branch (JFM - FZB). (Tel. +49 3471 - 355 4581)

  • Agricultural historical exhibit

    Artisanal food producers, agriculture, and the agricultural industry created and continue to create the basis for human society - they ensure that we can all eat. In the permanent exhibit on the history of food technology and agriculture, you can gain insights into the following areas:

    • Milling,
    • Dairy,
    • Baking,
    • Fruit and vegetables,
    • Herbs and spices,
    • Sugar industry,
    • Agricultural technology,
    • Village handicrafts,
    • Housekeeping technology

    Contact

    Prof. Dr. Wolfram Schnäckel

  • Garden and plant market

    The garden and plant market was added to the program in 2015 and has continued to develop each year due to its popularity with visitors.

    In a quiet and relaxed atmosphere, visitors can purchase bushes and trees, flower bulbs and herbs. Braiding and creative accessories complement the offers. Besides coffee, ice cream, and homemade cake, guests can participate in a garden and home environment consultation offered by the students of Landscape Architecture.

    The garden and plant market is located directly at the entrance to the event area.

    You want to participate? Please contact

    Sabrina Liedke

    Isabell Höltge

Event organizer

Anhalt University of Applied Sciences
Strenzfelder Allee 28
06406 Bernburg
www.hs-anhalt.de

 

State Institute of Agriculture, Forestry, and Horticulture
Strenzfelder Allee 22
6406 Bernburg
www.llg.sachsen-anhalt.de