550th anniversary of the Basel Autumn Fair

The Basel Autumn Fair is the biggest and oldest fun fair in Switzerland. With its centuries-old tradition, it is part of the city's living cultural heritage. As one of the largest city centre fairs in Europe, its appeal extends far into the Dreiland region.

In 2020 and 2021 the Basel Autumn Fair celebrates its 550th anniversary with various activities. The anniversary year lasts until the Autumn Fair 2021 (23 October to 7 November 2021, Petersplatz and Hääfelimäärt until 9 November).

Currently the information pillars outlining the Basel Autumn Fair’s history and traditions are on display on the terrace near Helvetia’s statue in Kleinbasel and a nostalgic boat swing provides entertainment on Barfüsserplatz from June 18 to July 11.

Anniversary year of the Basel Autumn Fair

The Basel Autumn Fair is celebrating its 550th anniversary in 2020 and 2021. During the anniversary year and the lead-up to the start of the 2021 Autumn Fair, fair-related activities will be featured on various squares in Basel’s city centre.

Popular autumn fair products now available online

Various popular goods and specialities of the Basel Autumn Fair can be ordered online. You can find market traders who have an online shop in the listing of the Swiss Market Association.

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