infa Hanover

12. - 20. October 2024 | Germany's largest fun and shopping fair

The "infa" in Hanover has been one of the largest experiential and shopping trade fairs in Germany since 1954 and takes place annually in October. It is organized by the renowned Deutsche Messe AG and serves as an important platform for industry professionals and the general public alike..

But what does the abbreviation "infa" actually stand for? "Infa" represents "Information and Sales Exhibition," perfectly encapsulating the core essence of the fair: information and shopping combined.

The infa covers nearly every aspect of life and is divided into various thematic worlds, some of which also operate as standalone fairs. These include "Christmas" for Christmas accessories, "infa creative" for crafting supplies and artistic design, "Infalino" for everything baby-related, "Lifestyle" for fashion and lifestyle, "build + live" for all things related to one's own home, "Market Hall" offering a variety of products, "Bazaar of Nations" for international trends, and "Beauty & Wellness" for cosmetics and beauty care.

Visitors can look forward to trends and novelties from a multitude of areas, such as multimedia, toys, furnishings, and culinary delights. In addition to product presentations, the infa offers an extensive supporting program. From interactive theater and crafting workshops to home advice and cooking demonstrations by top chefs, there's something for everyone, creating a unique ambiance.

The highlights of the fair are undoubtedly the weekend specials "infa creative" and "infalino," as well as "infa regional" over two weekends. They offer visitors specialized shopping and experiential worlds and are a draw for both young and old every year. The Hannover exhibition grounds, with their modern architecture and spacious areas, serve as the venue for this impressive event.

The infa will take place on 9 days from Saturday, 12. October to Sunday, 20. October 2024 in Hanover.

In 109 days
12.10.2024 - 20.10.2024*
Saturday - Sunday, 9 days
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Local time:
08:32 h (UTC +02:00)

Fair location:

Messegelände Hannover,
Messegelände, 30521 Hanover, Lower Saxony, Germany


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Fair organizer
Fachausstellungen Heckmann GmbH
Europaallee / Bürohaus 7
30521 Hanover, Germany
Tel: +49 (0)511 8930400
Fax: +49 (0)511 8930401
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Past editions:
  • 14. - 22. October 2023
  • 15. - 23. October 2022
  • 17. - 25. October 2020
  • 12. - 20. October 2019
  • 13. - 21. October 2018
  • 14. - 22. October 2017
    • 1400 exhibitors from 30 countries
    • 183000 visitors
  • 15. - 23. October 2016
  • 10. - 18. October 2015
  • 18. - 26. October 2014
    • 1300 exhibitors from 40 countries
    • 193000 visitors
  • 12. - 20. October 2013
    • 1320 exhibitors from 30 countries
    • 181500 visitors
  • 13. - 21. October 2012
    • 1319 exhibitors from 29 countries
    • 189000 visitors
  • 22. - 30. October 2011
    • 1290 exhibitors from 24 countries
    • 206000 visitors

Fair location:

Messegelände Hannover,
Messegelände, 30521 Hanover, Lower Saxony, Germany


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Product groups: antiques, baby equipment, Bedding, bicycles, blankets, books, candles, carpets, CDs, ceramic, children furniture, Christmas items, cleaning products, clothing, computer technology, construction equipment, construction tools, cosmetics, cosmetics, country fashion, crystal goods, curtains, doors, DVDs, electrical appliances, equipment for children's and maternity clothing, fashion jewelry, floor coverings, floor coverings, food supplements, fossils, frames, fur clothing, gates, glassware, heating equipment, herbs, lamps, leather clothing, low-allergen foods, minerals, mirrors, musical instruments, office furniture, optics, perfume, pet supplies, photo, pictures, pillows, plumbing equipment, porcelain, sewing machines, shoes, sleepwear, solid wood furniture, spices, sporting goods, style fashion, table linens, teas, Textiles, toys, upholstered furniture, vegan food, wall coverings, wall coverings, watches, water softeners, wellness products, windows, …

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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Other co-located events

Bazaar of Nations (Basar der Nationen)
Building & Living (Bauen & Wohnen)
Beauty & Wellness
Food Truck Plaza
infa kreativ
infa regional

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Where does the infa taking place?
The infa fair takes place in Hanover, at the Messegelände Hannover.

When is the infa taking place?
Visit the infa from 12. - 20. October 2024.

How often does the infa take place?
The infa takes place annually.

What kind of fair is the infa?
The infa is an exhibition for Household, Food and Hobby.