Anniversary year of the Basel Autumn Fair

The Basel Autumn Fair, the oldest and largest fun fair in Switzerland, 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. Information pillars about the history and traditions of the Basel Autumn Fair will be set up and are just some of the activities promising to thrill all of your senses. The 11th of July 2021 marks the 550th anniversary of the grant of the imperial privilege of holding fairs, which is why a festive weekend for everyone in Basel will be celebrated from 9 to 11 July 2021.

Basel Autumn Fair anniversary year

The anniversary year will be well and truly launched with a wide range of activities.

Information pillars and audio recordings about the Basel Autumn Fair

Learn more about the history of the largest and oldest fun fair in Switzerland.

Anniversary publication

The "550th anniversary of the Basel Autumn Fair. Tradition with a future” is a 280-page publication from the Spalentor publishing house showcasing the history of the Basel Autumn Fair and various portraits of showmen behind the rides.