Stoppelmarkt Vechta

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The Stoppelmarkt in Vechta is a time-honored event, tracing its origins back to 1298. The name "Stoppelmarkt" is a historical relic from 1577 when, due to the plague, the fair had to be relocated to a stubble field outside the city. This name has endured to this day, signifying the unique history and tradition of this occasion. The fair takes place in Vechta, a city located in Lower Saxony, Northern Germany. Each year in August, the Stoppelmarkt welcomes visitors from near and far.

With its regularity and longevity, it represents a significant institution in the region, annually attracting more than 800,000 visitors. The fair's organization is undertaken by Helmut Schulze KG, which excels every year in creating a diverse and appealing program. Featuring an array of rides, booths, and a large commercial exhibition, the Stoppelmarkt offers entertainment for all ages. Key attractions include the traditional market activity with its numerous stands offering a wide range of products and services, and of course, the various rides. They range from thrilling carousels to leisurely tours, catering to every visitor's preference. Known for its vibrant atmosphere and diverse entertainment options, the Stoppelmarkt offers more than just rides and market stalls. Among the highlights of the event is the commercial exhibition, where local and regional companies present their products and services. In conclusion, the Stoppelmarkt in Vechta is a steadfast institution in the regional events landscape. The fusion of tradition and modernity, of local crafts and regional offerings, contributes to the unique charm of this market.

The Stoppelmarkt in Vechta took place from Thursday, 10. August to Tuesday, 15. August 2023.

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Local time:
00:18 h (UTC +01:00)

Fair location:

Stoppelmarkt 30, 49377 Vechta, Lower Saxony, Germany


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Fair organizer
Helmut Schulze KG
Meisterweg 5
32427 Minden, Germany
Tel: +49 (0)571 51065
Fax: +49 (0)571 51064
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Past editions:
  • 10. - 15. August 2023
  • 11. - 16. August 2022
  • 12. - 17. August 2021
  • 13. - 18. August 2020
  • 15. - 20. August 2019
  • 16. - 21. August 2018
  • 10. - 15. August 2017
  • 11. - 16. August 2016
  • 13. - 18. August 2015
  • 14. - 19. August 2014
  • 15. - 20. August 2013
  • 16. - 21. August 2012

Fair location:

Stoppelmarkt 30, 49377 Vechta, Lower Saxony, Germany


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Product groups: building materials, candy, cleaning products, food, furniture, garden furniture, gifts, home furnishings, household appliances, interior decoration, pictures, plants, rides, services, …

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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