Once a year the historic Old Town is turned into a huge, bustling fairground when Salzburg celebrates its patron saint, St. Rupert. The Ruperti Fair always takes place in September and dates back to the first concecration of Salzburg's Cathedral. Music, dance, food and drink and the popular funfair attractions makes the Ruperti Fair a "must" when you are here in September.
Spit-roast ox, traditional Austrian brass band music, stalls and entertainment fill the squares around Salzburg Cathedral. Men in "Lederhosen" and the ladies in their traditional "Dirndl" dresses fill the colourful and vibrant scene as they stroll past the stands and fairground attractions: A familiar picture that has stayed the same for the last 30 years. The exuberant atmosphere is infectious and everyone who visits the Ruperti Fair gets a taste of the kind of living tradition that makes Salzburg so special.