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Bazaars, Fests, Fun…

The Heidelberg Holiday Bazaar is this weekend, October 8-11 at the Village Pavilion on Patrick Henry Village. Hours are Friday, Saturday and Sunday 10 am-8 pm; Monday 10 am -5 pm. Credit Cards are accepted. Open to all US ID cardholders. No strollers or pets.

Our own German American Oktoberfest takes place October 8-11 on Ray Barracks in Friedberg on the “back forty,” featuring carnival rides, food, live music and a Deejay. Hours are Friday, October 8 from 5-11 pm; Saturday, October 9 from 6-midnight; Sunday, October 10 from 2-9 pm and; Monday, October 11 from 2-9 pm. Family Day is Monday, October 11, with ride tickets ½ . A different band performs each night, providing a variety of musical styles for the fest. Fireworks are on October 11.
(This is MY HOUSE dammit! You BETTER GO! :clap: )

Bad Hersfeld has a “Lullusfest” from October 11-18. This is billed as the oldest “Volksfest in Germany” and features vendors, food and rides. The rides seem quite impressive, including one called “Jumanji.” Check out website to see the rides.

Stuttgart is host to the second largest beer festival in the world from September 25-October 10, the Canstatter Volksfest, at the commons in Bad Canstatter near Stuttgart. This
festival was founded in 1818 by King Wilhelm of Württemberg as a harvest fest. This year over 300 showmen offer rides and attractions. Fest hours are 11 am-11 pm, with rides opening at 1 pm. :clap:

Sunday October 10 there is a Weinfest in Waldbrunn.

Oktoberfest in Berlin is from October 1-17 at the Zentraler Festplatz am Kurt Schumaker Damm. :clap:

An Oktoberfest takes place on Saturday October 9 at Schloss [Castle] Boitzenburg [17268] beginning at 11 am.

The Wine Harvest takes place in Rüdesheim October 1-31.

Frankfurt hosts the International Book Fair 2004 from October 6 -11. :clap:

Der Zauberwald, a musical featuring 70 stallions and 55 artists and magicians comes to Wetzlar October 6-10. Seats range from €10 to €30. For more information visit the website

The Brussels Flower Show takes place October 2-10 at the National Basilica in Brussels. This church is the 5th largest in the world. The show is from 11-6 with additional hours on Saturday night from 8-10 pm.

Gladenbach [35075] holds a Weinfest Sunday October 10.
Historical Events/Places

Ronneburg Castle celebrates a Medieval Festival October 9-10 with knights, jesters, gypsies and medieval arts, crafts and food. Ronneburg is down A45 towards Hanau. :clap:

The Caen Museum in the province of Normandy, France is the 2nd largest World War II Museum in the world. History can be retraced through objects, videos and specially recreated scenes.
Open 9am – 7 pm. Cost €16.

Stamp Collectors note: On October 30-31 there is a stamp exhibition with the presentation and advance sale of the “Remember Bastogne” stamps at the sports hall in Bastogne from 10-5.


Chantilly, France presents the Living Horse Museum until October 31 in the Grand Stables next to the Chantilly Chateau. Explore the stables and watch the shows, demonstrations and parades.

.Flohmarkt [Flea markets]-

Every Thursday in Butzbach at the old Schlosskaserne motor pool

Every Friday in Bad Kreuznach from 7-1 at the Parkplatz Diskothek Space Park. [Drive past Wiesbaden]

Every Saturday in Limburg-Staffel at the Grosse Parkplatz from 7 -1

In Düsseldorf every Saturday at “Les Halles” --18,000 sq ft of shopping space

In Frankfurt every Saturday on the banks of the Main River at Frankfurt-Sachenhausen

Every Tuesday and Friday at the real [a store] in Koblenz on B9

Every Wednesday and Saturday in Mainz from 7-1 at UNI Parkplatz Dolheimer Weg

Every Wednesday and Saturday in Mannheim Brühl from 8-3 at Wal Mart

Every Saturday in Wiesbaden-Schierstein from 5-8 pm

Flea Markets this Weekend

Sunday, October 10 in Wetzlar at the Wal Mart Parkplatz from 11-5

Saturday, October 9 in Wetzlar at the Evangelische Domegemeinde at 9:30 am

Antique Markets

Düsseldorf has an Antik Markt on Sunday, October 10 at the Kö Galerie City Center beginning at 11 am.

An Antique and Bric-a Brac Market takes place in Geneva, Switzerland at the Plaine de Plainpalais beside the Rhöne October 7-10 with dealers from all over Switzerland. Free [except for what you buy.]

In Seligenstadt a Nostalgia-Antique Market takes place every Thursday at the Historische Marktplatz from 10 – 6.

Brussels, Belgium has an antique market that is considered on of the best in Europe, the Place du Grand Sablon – Saturdays. 9 am-5 pm and Sundays from 9 am–1 pm.

Antique shops in Ghent, Belgium, are located on the following streets: Onderbergen, Koorniel, Kraanlei and Steedam.

Other Markets

Giessen has a Krammermarkt this weekend. A Krammermarkt means the stores are open late and are open on Sunday. :clap:

Stadtallendorf hosts a Fall market October 9-10.

Marburg hosts an Elizabethmarkt
October 9-10.

Bad Hersfeld holds a “Dippemarkt” [stoneware] October 13 at the Zingzplatz around the City Church.

Wiesbaden holds a Fall Market October 8-10 in the Fussgängerzone [Pedestrian Precinct.]

Polheim holds a Gallusmarkt from October 8-17

Grünberg also hosts a Gallusmarkt from October 1-17 from 2-6 pm, with a Krammermarkt on October 14 beginning at 9 am.

FYI - A GallusMarkt is a market honoring the Scottish Saint Gallus, a missionary who established the Sankt Gallen Monastery.

Produce [Wochenmarkt] Markets -
Wednesday and Saturday in Giessen
Wednesday and Saturday in Friedberg
Tuesday and Saturday in Butzbach.


Lionel Ritchie will perform in Germany from September 27 until October 14. The Frankfurt Concert is sold out, but there are performances in Dortmund, Köln and other cities with seats available. Check for dates and places. :gay: :gay: :gay:

Lord of the Dance performs in Basel, Switzerland from Oct 9-11 at St. Jakobshalle. :gay:

The Harlem Globetrotters are at the Ballsporthalle in Frankfurt October 18.

A Jazz Festival takes place in Frankfurt October 22-24 at the Hessicher Rundfunk building in Bertramstrasse.

Al Jarreau performs at the Alte Oper in Frankfurt October 31.

Bryan Adams performs at the Frankfurt Festhalle on December 4.

Sting has a November Concert Tour in Germany and performs November 5 in Hamburg at the Color Line Arena. Tickets start at €58, 48 to €62,45. For more information, visit :gay:

The Beastie Boys perform in Basel, Switzerland at St. Jakobshalle on December 17. (yeah, boyeeeee! SRT-4 SNOWTIRE ROAD TRIP!) :eveilgrin
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