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. Among other things, information pillars outlining the Basel Autumn Fair’s history and traditions promise an experience for ears and eyes. They are currently on display on the terrace near Helvetia’s statue in Kleinbasel. A nostalgic boat swing provides entertainment on Barfüsserplatz from June 18 to July 11.

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.