An attraction for young families: the children's carousel turns incessantly. © Fabian Holzner
The 44th Holzlandvolksfest was a great success of conviviality. "It was a pleasure to see the guests greet each other with a handshake while laughing," says Mayor Alfons Beilhack.
Hohenpolding – The fire brigade was in continuous operation at the Holzlandvolksfest. Although the shifts of the Hohenpolding activists as parking lot attendants only lasted a few hours, the small fire engine in the children's carousel, on the other hand, hardly stood still. Organizers and operators both rated it as a "very good decision" to place this attraction next to the shooting gallery and lottery stand. "The response is great, I am often approached," said the Velden showman Christian Rilke.
The highlight for the slightly older ones was the performance of Tetrapack on Sunday. "Very groovy," said 17-year-old Agnes Hackl from Fraunberg. Already in the early evening the first rows were on the benches, at a later hour many wandered into the separate bar tent. The security distributed 800 tapes to over 18-year-olds on Friday, 1500 on Saturday, 1800 on Sunday.
Anna-Maria Maier from Taufkirchen, for example, was present on all three days. "You always meet a lot of people you know at the Holzland folk festivals, and I love to chat," said the student teacher. In addition to the "strong band", she saw the reason for the most visited day in the resurgent peony custom. For many girls and boys who had already visited each other during the day, the folk festival was the "unofficial final stop," she reported.
In addition to a minor scuffle, to which the police were called, the five days of festivities were peaceful. "The behavior was quite normal, there were no major incidences, the people are well-behaved," summed up Marek Matyla of Fairplay Security. And in addition to caring for a person who had a fainting spell, the Malteser rescue workers also had plenty of time to sunbathe in front of the emergency vehicle.
Veit Rauschhuber's canteen kitchen was busy grilling, 700 whole chickens and almost 500 kilos of gyros meat, for example. Another 220 kilos of cheese went over the counter. The approximately 70-strong kitchen team "bravely persevered, strengthened with one or two herbal liqueurs," Rauschhuber reported on Monday afternoon.
Meanwhile, the day of the Holzland Water Association was in full swing, chairman Hans Schweiger informed about an imminent recalculation of the water price, due to the increased energy costs. At the moment, the cubic meter costs 1.15 euros, the Bavaria-wide average is 1.80 euros. 1780 households, which the association counts, were invited to a meal and a mass, and they consumed 30 semi-trailer trucks of drinking water every day last year.
Beer was drunk less than in previous years, with neither visitor numbers nor weather, but rather changed drinking habits being decisive, said festival committee chairman Lambert Forster. It was about 300 to 400 measures a day less. White wine, Aperol Spritz and Lillet, on the other hand, were in demand like never before, and the ladies also sold 20 homemade cakes and pies at the wine bar – every day.
"It was a pleasure to see the guests greet each other with a handshake while laughing," said Mayor Alfons Beilhack, summarizing his impressions of the long Whitsun weekend, and Lambert Forster said in his closing speech: "I think the FCH has grown together a little better, and that's what makes us so strong." For a few days, the sporting performance of the club goes even further, because it still has to be cleared together, cleaned and dismantled.