Markets in Franconia

Traditional and regional - the franconian markets

Many of the Franconian markets have a long tradition and offer products from local producers.

Bad Kissingen - Abenteuer & Allrad offroad fair (beginning of June)

With more than 300 exhibitors from all over the world, it is one of the most important events in industry. It reflects almost the entire spectrum of the off-road, caravanning and overlanding scene, such as 4x4 series vehicles, quads, ATVs, pick-ups, as well as superstructures and conversions of expedition vehicles and motorhomes. But also spare parts and accessories, tents and attached tents of all kinds, extensive caravanning and travel equipment as well as developments and innovations in the areas of sustainability and e-mobility.

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Königsberg i.Bay. - Roses and Garden Fair (June)

Every year, mostly on 2 days at the weekend in June, the roses and garden fair in the small town of Königsberg in Bayern, brings the joy of gardens and plants to the beautiful castle hill. Here you can enjoy a wide range of beautiful plants, enjoy the handmade products and get tips from organic gardeners, nurseries, rose growers, regional and nationally known perennial gardens, specialists and rarities connoisseurs. More information can be looked up at www.rosenmesse.de/events/rosenmesse, where you can also see the price information for the tickets.

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Ebermannstadt - Historical handcraft market (June)

The historical handcraft market at Ebermannstadt is a fascinating event. Numerous different craftsmen and women offer their handmade goods, and long forgotten arts are presented. The location of this unique market is a very special one too- to reduce the risk of fire, the barns were built outside of the old town centre. Here at the outskirts, where the creek goes by the historical barns are standing one by one, and they are a sight to behold.

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Sommerach – Experience & Enjoy (first weekend in September)

Gifts, handicrafts, paintings, jewellery, glass art, pottery and and and, Sommerach changes into a promenade for two days. 

For two days, the winemakers and courtyards open their gates to visitors. Here you can take a look behind the scenes.

Of course, music shouldn't be missing, the bandwidth ranges from swing, rockabilly and latin to franconian and classical sounds. In many courtyards, the party continues in the evening with music and wine.

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Fladungen - Market Festival (3rd Sunday of September)

As every year on the 3rd Sunday in September, the Market Festival in Fladungen will bring in the golden autumn. The historic old town of Fladungen will be dressed up for the market guests and you will feel the special warm atmosphere. At 11 a.m., the traders open their market stalls. When you are strolling from stand to stand, time seems to run more slowly. All senses are activated- seeing, hearing, smelling and touching. Friendly conversations create a feeling of easiness and relaxation. At the market stalls you will find, for example, cider, handicrafts, clothing, household goods, flowers and plants. Children can have fun in the children's play street. The flea market also offers a colorful variety.

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Bad Neustadt a.d.Saale - Medieval Market (2nd week of October)

Experience typical crafts like wood carving, basket weaving and bow building from days of yore. Furthermore there will be distributors of garments and skins, pearl and silver jewellery, herbs and spices or soaps. The herald will be responsible for the right medieval athmosphere with announcements and moderation and jugglers and actors will present shows and music. Exciting offers for the children of course also ensure the well-being of the little ones. Come by and be enchanted.

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Bad Neustadt a.d.Saale - Follow the stars (4th week of November)

Bad Neustadt offers special activities and special christmas-deals. The last week in november is very special in Bad Neustadt: the „Sternenwoche“ is known for beautiful lights, gorgeous decoration and extraordinary offers. The tradespeople extend special christmas activities and the hole town is flooded with christmas magic like stars in the shop-windows, candlelights and on Friday the 25th the christmas market opens. You’ll visit a so called „Winterwald“. There will be a little forest in the middle oft he city. You’ll get christmassy food like waffles and Glühwein and of course there will be inspiration for great christmas gifts.

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Bad Königshofen - Craftsmen's Market (2 days per year)

Arts and crafts have a long tradition in the Grabfeld. Even the Celts, who settled the Gleichberge mountains in the Iron Age, made excellent pottery. Interactive exhibitions in the region, for example in the Archaeology Museum and in the Museum for Border Crossers in the Schranne in Bad Königshofen, tell of this. Today, many of the villages in the Rhön Grabfeld area, such as Haina, Römhild and Sülzdorf, can look back on a centuries-old tradition of pottery. Accordingly, this art is anchored in the local cultural scene with the many craft workshops, the ceramics market or the international ceramics symposium. That the artistic talent in the Grabfeld extends over a wide range of crafts becomes clear at the annual North Bavarian Craftsmen's Market in Bad Königshofen. From toys made of wood, clothing for young and old made of felt or colorful fabrics, all kinds of leather goods to decorative items for home and garden made of metal, glass or paper - the variety is great. In addition to the offer of the artisans, also the above-mentioned museums open their doors to the visitors of the market and numerous culinary delights await you at stands of the local gastronomy and direct marketers.

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