The Basel Autumn Fair 2020 – CANCELLED
The Basel Autumn Fair, the biggest and oldest fun fair in Switzerland, cannot be held this year due to the risk of contracting the corona virus. This was decided by the government of the canton of Basel-Stadt. After the summer holidays, the government intends to provide information on the context in which the anniversary year will kick off on the occasion of the 550th anniversary of the Basel Autumn Fair.
The next Basel Autumn Fair will start on 23 October and it ends on 7 November 2021 (Petersplatz mit Hääfelimäärt until 9 November).
The Basel Autumn Fair is Switzerland's biggest and oldest fun fair. Dating back 550 years, it is part of the city's living cultural heritage. A traditional city centre fair, its appeal extends far into the "three countries" region and it draws about a million people from Switzerland and elsewhere to Basel.