Pretzel Festival | Hahndorf | 29 & 30 Apr 2023

Inaugural Pretzel Festival in Hahndorf.

The Hahndorf Business and Traders Association has added a new festival to its calendar of events – the inaugural Pretzel Festival on the last weekend in April.

International Pretzel Day is held in April each year and festivals are held across the globe in September, but because Hahndorf already has its Hahndorf. Handmade. Handcrafted. Handpicked. Festival in September they have decided that a Pretzel Festival would be perfect for Autumn.

Considered to be one of the oldest surviving snacks in the world, the humble but delicious pretzel is thought to have originated in Europe, possibly created by monks in monasteries.  When researching further in the latter part of the 18th century, Swiss German immigrants introduced German baking traditions to people in the United States, Pennsylvania in particular. These immigrants quickly became popular for their freshly baked pretzels.

Now a billion-dollar industry in the US alone, pretzels are famous on the New York streets and the crunchy crispy smaller pretzels are served in bars across the globe.

“Hahndorf similarly is also famous for its pretzels, and they are already served at many restaurants, bakeries, and cafes in many forms, both savoury and sweet and being Australia’s oldest German settlement as a village we should take pride in celebrating the pretzel with visitors, said Festival Director and Hahndorf Marketing Manager, Mikyla Gilbert.

“We are encouraging the entire trader community to celebrate the doughy, salty pretzel in as many ways as possible.

On Saturday 29 and Sunday 30 April the Hahndorf traders’ imaginations will run wild… think pretzel ice cream, pretzel cocktails, pretzel beer, gin, wine and pretzel matching, pretzel colouring in, pretzel pizza, naan pretzel, pretzel pasta, pretzel making, pretzel jewellery, competitions, sweet pretzels, sour pretzels, pretzel fudge, pretzel latte, pretzel chocolate flowers, gingerbread pretzels, pretzel fashions and much, much more.

Follow the Hahndorf SA Facebook page for updates.

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For more information and all enquiries please visit the Hahndorf SA website.

What:   Pretzel Festival

When:   Saturday 29 and Sunday 30 April 2023

Where:   Town of Hahndorf, Adelaide Hills

Who:   Everyone

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Image Source: Hahndorf SA website


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