The Anniversary Autumn Fair 2021

The Basel Autumn Fair 2021, which kicks off on 23 October, celebrates the 550th anniversary of the fair. The Anniversary Autumn Fair presents various nostalgic attractions as well as eight novelties. Due to the corona pandemic, a protection concept is in place for this year's Autumn Fair, which includes Covid certificate checks at the entry points (by means of QR code). Exempt from this is Petersplatz with Hääfelimäärt and Petersgraben, where instead of a certificate requirement, the wearing of masks is encouraged.

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Corona Regulations

The certificate with ID: Your access to the Autumn Fair 2021.

Due to the corona pandemic, a protection concept is in place for the Basel Autumn Fair 2021: Access to the fairgrounds will only be possible for visitors aged 16 and over with a Swiss or EU Covid certificate (QR code) and identity document. PreChecks at four locations allow faster access to the Autumn Fair. No Covid certificate is needed at Petersplatz with Hääfelimäärt and Petersgraben. Here, it is recommended to wear a mask.

Corona Regulations

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550th anniversary

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. In 2020/21, the Basel Autumn Fair is celebrating its 550th anniversary.   


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.

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