The winefestival’s season opens with the "Mandelblütenfest" (celebration of the almond blossom, Neustadt - Gimmeldingen) in spring, but wine festivals are celebrated through the entire year. Season's ending is indicated by the "Deutsche Weinlesefest" (German Grape Harvest Festival) in October. This is also the time to test the new wine. During the latter, the German and the Palatinate Wine Queen are elected. The festival programme also includes the magnificent "vine growers' parade" (9th october). The little wine-village “Haiselscher” will open already on 23rd september.