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Information on the Basel Autumn Fair

Basel Autumn Fair 2020 is cancelled

• The next Autumn Fair will take place from 23 October to 7 November 2021 (Petersplatz until 9 November 2021)

• Opening speech by Mayor of the Canton of Basel-Stadt, Elisabeth Ackermann: Sat, 23.10.2021, 11.45 a.m., in front of St Martin’s church (Martinskirche)

• Ringing in of Basel’s autumn fair by bell ringer Franz Baur: Sat, 23.10.2021, 12.00 p.m., in the tower room (Turmstube) of St Martin’s church 

• Ringing of bells to mark the end of Basel’s autumn fair by bell ringer Franz Baur: Sat, 06.11.2021, 12.00 p.m., in the tower room (Turmstube) of St Martin’s church

A glimmer of hope on the horizon

Although this year we are unable to ride the rollercoaster, take aim at the tin cans, or fill our bellies at the autumn fair stalls, the big wheel will still take pride of place on Münsterplatz and bring a smile to our faces between 24 October 2020 and 3 January 2021.

Opening times of the various venues

BarfüsserplatzMünsterplatzKasernenarealMessehalle 3:
Sunday to Thursday, from 12.00 p.m. to 10.00 p.m.
Friday to Saturday, from 12.00 p.m. to 11.00 p.m.

Petersplatz mit Hääfelimäärt:
Täglich, from 11.00 a.m. to 08.00 p.m.

Sunday to Thursday, from 11.00 a.m. to 10.00 p.m.
Friday to Saturday, from 11.00 a.m. to 11.00 p.m.

Wheelchair parking spaces and toilets

 You can find information about wheelchair parking spaces and toilets at (select «Buildings, infrast.» / «Sanitary facilities» in the map key).

Take the convenient shuttle bus from one venue to another

The free «Mäss-Bus» (fair bus) runs every 10 minutes between Kaserne, Hallenmesse (Hall Fair) and Messeplatz. A small train also runs between Messeplatz and Hall 3.

Time: 12.00 p.m. until the end of the fair.

Put Basel’s autumn fair in your pocket

The «Basler Herbstmesse» app provides an overview of all venues and around 500 stands and rides. Do you know where your favourite stand is but don’t know how best to reach it? The app will guide you there easily.


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Future dates of the Basel Autumn Fair

Year Start Saturday End Sunday
2021 23. October 7. November
2022 29. October 13. November
2023 28. October 12. November
2024 26. October 10. November
2025 25. October 9. November
2026 24. October 8. November
2027 23. October 7. November
2028 28. October 12. November
2029 27. October 11. November