The bloch-pulling in Fiss (bloch is the long trunk of a stone pine) belongs to the largest carnival traditions in the Alpine region, besides those in Telfs, Imst, Nassereith, Thaur, Axams, Vigo di Fassa and Tramin. It takes place every four years, the next one taking place on 26 January 2014. Besides the bloch-pulling of the adults, the childrens bloch-pulling for six to fourteen-year-olds takes place every other four years. At the end of autumn, the fetching of the Bloch tree occurs, where a magnificent stone pine is felled, guarded and placed on three sledges two days prior to the carnival procession. On the day of the procession, the participating figures assemble at the village centre and at the command of the wagoner the Bloch is put into motion by numerous masked persons. Witches and devils (Schwoaftuifl) attempt to hamper the moving of the Bloch. Playful elements are not only an essential detail, but also serve as entertainment for the spectators. Once the Bloch has arrived at the school house, it is then auctioned off.