Basler Herbstmesse Basel

26 Oct. - 10 Nov. 2024 | The oldest and largest consumer trade fair in Switzerland

The Basel Autumn Fair, often referred to as the "Herbstmesse," is not only the largest amusement fair in Switzerland but also one of the most significant inner-city fairs in Europe. It traces its origins back to 1471 and has since established itself as an annual autumn event in Basel. The Herbstmesse is organized and conducted by the Presidential Department of the Canton of Basel-Stadt, Division of External Relations and Location Marketing..

The fair spans multiple centrally located sites in Basel: Barfüsserplatz, Münsterplatz, Messeplatz, Rosentalanlage, and the Kasernenareal. Each of these sites boasts its unique charm and provides visitors with a distinct ambiance. For instance, Barfüsserplatz and Münsterplatz offer a historical backdrop, while Messeplatz serves as a hub for trade and exchange.

The fair showcases a wide range of products and services. From traditional crafts to the latest technological innovations, there's something for everyone to discover. However, the heart of the fair lies in the breathtaking rides, nostalgic attractions, and traditional fair booths. They draw thousands of visitors each year, including both locals and tourists, offering a blend of fun, entertainment, and culture.

A distinguishing feature of the Basel Autumn Fair is its deep-rooted connection to the culture and history of the city of Basel. It's more than just a venue for amusement and trade; it's also a symbol of the city's cultural diversity and heritage. The fair presents an opportunity to celebrate traditions, discover new things, and create shared memories.

In conclusion, the Basel Autumn Fair is much more than just a simple amusement fair. It stands as a vibrant testament to Basel's culture and tradition, captivating people of all ages and backgrounds. A visit is not just an opportunity to celebrate but also a journey through the city's historical and cultural heart.

The Basler Herbstmesse will take place on 16 days from Saturday, 26. October to Sunday, 10. November 2024 in Basel.

In 102 days
26.10.2024 - 10.11.2024*
Saturday - Sunday, 16 days
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Local time:
17:59 h (UTC +02:00)

Fair location:

Barfüsserplatz, CH-4051 Basel, Basle-Ville, Switzerland


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Fair organizer
Präsidialdepartement des Kantons Basel-Stadt
Marktplatz 30a
4001 Basel, Switzerland
Tel: +41 (0)61 267 42 06
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Past editions:
  • 28 Oct. - 05 Nov. 2023
  • 28 Oct. - 12 Nov. 2022

Fair location:

Barfüsserplatz, CH-4051 Basel, Basle-Ville, Switzerland


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Product groups: clothing, culinary specialties, cultural demonstrations, handicrafts, handmade jewelry, musical performances, rides, textiles, …

Disclaimer: No responsibility is taken for the correctness of this information. Errors and alterations excepted! Fair dates and exhibition sites are subject to change by the respective trade fair organiser.


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Where does the Basler Herbstmesse taking place?
The Basler Herbstmesse fair takes place in Basel, at the Barfüsserplatz.

When is the Basler Herbstmesse taking place?
Visit the Basler Herbstmesse from 26 Oct. - 10 Nov. 2024.

How often does the Basler Herbstmesse take place?
The Basler Herbstmesse takes place annually.

What kind of fair is the Basler Herbstmesse?
The Basler Herbstmesse is an exhibition for consumer goods, Sports and Semi-Luxury Foods.