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The Basel Autumn Fair a cultural heritage

With its centuries-old tradition, the Basel Autumn Fair is part of the city's living cultural heritage. A traditional city centre fair, its popularity extends far beyond the three-country region and it draws about a million people from Switzerland and abroad to Basel. From Barfüsserplatz to Messeplatz, from Petersplatz to the cathedral: you can experience breathtaking rides, traditional fair stalls and nostalgic attractions at seven fairgrounds.


Revel in anticipation and take a stroll down memory lane with these vibrant, colourful shots of past autumn fairs.

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Participation in the fair

Would you like to take part in the next Basel Autumn Fair as an exhibitor or a market trader? You can find out more about the application process here.

To participate in the fair