The National Folk Music Festival (Das Volksmusikantentreffen)

The beginning was in the year 1981. On the property of school principal Franz Bachkönig a number of local folk music groups gathered there to perform. Meanwhile this event has become an annual fixed institution for Moschendorf.

At first, only folk musicians from southern Burgenland found their stage here. However, with the completion of the wine museum in June 1983, sufficient room and a large open-air space were available, and the meeting was increasingly popular – both by the visitors and by a still increasing number of folk music groups, also outside of Burgenland.

The 13th Music Festival in 1993 already attracted more than 2000 visitors, with coverage both on radio and television. As the number of performing groups was steadiy increasing, the festival is now lasting for two days.

In 2011, the 30th anniversary was celebrated: on two days at Whitsun, more than 150 musicians appeared, and the broadcasting station Radio Burgenland with their morning program „Frühschoppen“ was also taking part in the festival.