Crange fair in Herne, © Stadtmarketing Herne GmbH

Fairs and fire­work shows in NRW

His­tor­ic­al fairs, col­our­ful fire­works, high-tech rides

Tra­di­tion­al fun­fairs, folk fest­ivals with something for every­one and fire­works that spec­tac­u­larly light up the night sky are some of the amaz­ing ex­per­i­ences that await vis­it­ors to NRW. This is where age-old tra­di­tions and the high-tech com­ple­ment each oth­er per­fectly: Tra­di­tion­al horse and cattle fairs are still go­ing strong, ac­com­pan­ied by the bright lights of mod­ern fun­fair rides. Also un­miss­able are fire­work shows like the “Lights of Co­logne”, when the night sky be­comes the back­drop for a truly amaz­ing spec­tacle.

All Saints’ Day Fair in Soest

|Novem­ber| Hawkers and “bull’s eyes” in a pic­tur­esque old town set­ting: Old tra­di­tions live on and spe­cial ex­per­i­ences await at the Soest All Saints’ Day Fair.

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Crange Fair in Herne

|Au­gust| Formerly a small horse fair, now the largest folk fest­iv­al in NRW: More than 500 fair­ground en­ter­tain­ers put on a grand show at this fair in the heart of the Ruhr Area

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Haan Fair

|Septem­ber| A folk fest­iv­al with ap­peal for both fam­il­ies and party-lov­ers: A great choice of rides, es­pe­cially for kids, live mu­sic and hot-dog stalls await vis­it­ors young and old

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Co­logne lights

|Ju­ly| One of the most beau­ti­ful mu­sic­al fire­work dis­plays im­merses Co­logne in a sea of light and col­our.

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Pützchens Markt in Bonn

|Septem­ber| Tra­di­tion and nos­tal­gia meet at a mod­ern fair with ac­tion-packed rides: more than one mil­lion vis­it­ors are drawn to Pützchens Markt in Bonn each year.

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