This fair lasts three days and is now considered to be the most popular folk festival in autumn in Pustertal valley.
Everything that anyone in South Tyrol could possibly need can be found at the Stegen Market. It’s not by chance that the local Pustertal proverb says: “If you want a good winter, go to the Stegina Morscht (market) first !” You can buy anything from tractors to blossom honey at the market. On October 26, Austrian National Day, the market opens with the so-called “Österreichertag” (Austrian Day).The “Hauptmorscht" (main market), also called “Viehmorscht" (cattle market) because mainly animals were sold there, takes place on the second day. On the last day, the “Menschenmorscht" (people market) takes place. This represents the time when farmhands and maids once went in search of work. “Keschtnbrota”(chestnut roasters), blackened with soot, stand at the market entrance every year and roast the first good chestnuts of autumn. Creative florists from all over the Pustertal valley sell flower arrangements for All Saints' Day, while Peruvian street musicians play their pan pipes. In the midst of the hustle and bustle, you’ll find stalls full of socks, hats, gloves, scarves and shoes. Others offer specialities like bacon, honey, cheese and bread. Farmers will be looking for new livestock and maybe even a new tractor. In the large marquee there's entertainment with music, drinks and tasty food.