District invites you to the market at Bad Arolsen Castle on 5 May

Buying regional and seasonal food not only means eating a particularly varied, healthy and tasty diet - it also actively protects the environment. You can get a taste of the regional delicacies Waldeck-Frankenberg has to offer at the traditional market at the castle in Bad Arolsen on 5 May.

The district of Waldeck-Frankenberg cordially invites all connoisseurs and friends of conviviality to the castle courtyard from 11 am to 6 pm. This year, 90 direct marketers and artisans from all over the district will be attending the colourful open-air market. In addition to the numerous regional delicacies to try and take away, visitors can also look forward to a varied cultural and hands-on programme.

Enjoy sweet and savoury treats
Whether fresh farm milk, cheese, freshly prepared and locally baked wood-fired bread, pasta, honey, fish or homemade sausage - visitors can indulge in culinary delights in the open air and enjoy delicacies such as Schepperlinge, crusted roast with roast potatoes and coleslaw, beef with horseradish and boiled potatoes, onion tart or grilled and smoked trout, homemade herring salad with jacket potato and Waldecker potato pancakes. There are also game sausages, burgers, tarte flambée from the wood-fired oven, Waldecker beer pancakes, lentil soup, coffee variations, cakes, chocolates, waffles, crêpes, farm ice cream and milkshakes. Many stalls offer other treats to stock up on at home: Fruit spreads, honey, sausages, pasta, flavoured oils and mustard, vegetables, buckwheat, lentils, fruit wines, secco, juices, eggs, egg liqueur, milk, butter and young vegetable plants and flowers for spring planting.

You can also find out interesting facts about lentil cultivation and its uses at the stand of Gerald Tausch from Altenlotheim. The lentils can be tasted here as a soup. The farms Hofgut Rocklinghausen, Solawi from Strothe and Biogarten Flechtdorf will also be providing information about organic cultivation of potatoes, cereals, vegetables and herbs in Waldeck-Frankenberg at their joint stand in the castle courtyard.

Discover arts and hobby crafts
There is also a considerable selection of arts and crafts products to discover, such as ceramics for the home and garden, natural wreaths and flower arrangements, soaps, cards, felt bags, pictures, jewellery made from precious wood and glass, handicrafts, table linen, children's clothing, patchwork, natural cosmetics, wool and garden benches and tables made from historical materials. Many of the artisans and hobby craftspeople will be giving small demonstrations of their work: Turning, sawing, pottery, carving, knitting, crocheting and much more. In addition, a 100-year-old loom from Laisa will be used and the ladies' group from Diemelstadt will be demonstrating their skills on the spinning wheel. You can practise milking at the Upland farmer's dairy.

There will also be a children's carousel and an outdoor cooking event throughout the day. "naturfux" from Allendorf will be preparing filled dough rolls with interested children or frying mushrooms with herb butter over a campfire. Agricultural machinery and tractors will be provided by agricultural and garden technology partner Schütz & Sohn from Bad Arolsen. The stand of the specialised agricultural service will provide information on the subject of "seeds". Visitors can answer agricultural questions on the wheel of fortune and there is a new food matching game for children.

The official opening will take place at 12.30 pm on the stage in the castle courtyard. The Hessian Dairy Queen Sophia I will also be there. Admission is free of charge. The hustle and bustle is organised by the district's agricultural department. "We not only have a lot to offer in the region in terms of tourism, but also culinary delights," says District Administrator Jürgen van der Horst. "Visitors can get a taste of this at the market at the castle. We would like to cordially invite everyone to this event." The Market at the Castle is once again being supported this year by the Princely Family of Waldeck and Pyrmont, the town of Bad Arolsen, Sparkasse Waldeck-Frankenberg and the Welcome Hotel Bad Arolsen. Further information can also be found here.

Supporting programme:

11:30 am "L.Dorado" - songs from the 1950s and 1960s

12.30 p.m. Official opening by District Administrator van der Horst and greetings

13:00 Viktoria Nierhaus - event and wedding singer from Diemelsee

14:00 Edersee Shanty Choir under the direction of Karl-Joachim Dietz

15:00 "L.Dorado" - songs from the 1950s and 1960s

16:00 Edersee Shanty Choir under the direction of Karl-Joachim Dietz

17:00 Viktoria Nierhaus - event and wedding singer from Diemelsee


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