Längenfeld's local farmer Petra Holzknecht describes the change in meaning of the once most important village festival celebrated on the name day of the church's patron saint
"Housekeeping at its best for an entire week. Baking and cooking in maximum quantities. In between, praying and going to church even more often than usually: Everything for the parish fair day and the relatives from near and far. I only remember it from stories of older people. The original parish fair days were quite different from today's festivities. In my childhood we had no school on parish fair day. Today the schools take part in the "healthy snack" campaign. In rural families women still cook the dishes typical for the parish fair: 'Nuies Schmalz' buttered porridge, 'Kirchtagskrapfen' - a kind of donuts filled with figs, poppy seeds, cinnamon and sugar - or 'Hofnkraut' fermented sauerkraut that had to be served in Längenfeld on 25 November, St. Katharina's patron saint's day. Some Ötztal villages postpone the parish fair day to the Sunday after the patronage day so that everyone can celebrate it.