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 will celebrate its 550th anniversary. Despite the cancellation of the Basel Autumn Fair 2020 due to the risk of contracting the corona virus, the anniversary year will be commemorated with various activities. The anniversary year will last from the ringing of the bell on 24 October 2020 until the Autumn Fair 2021 (23 October to 7 November 2021, Petersplatz and Hääfelimäärt until 9 November).

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.

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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