Markets and Fairs
"The German spelling dictionary defines the word "market" as "a sales event at which merchants meet at regular intervals at a certain place to sell goods for daily use at [flying] stands".
Fruit, vegetables, sausages and meat products as well as flowers, seedlings and fresh eggs from the farm, plus specialties such as olives, spices and pasta. Many products directly from the producer and from the region. All this can be found at the weekly markets in Villingen-Schwenningen.
The markets take place every Wednesday and Saturday from 6.30 to 12.45 h both in Villingen on the Münsterplatz and in Schwenningen on the Muslenplatz. During the winter time the Wednesday market starts at 7.30 am. On 18 December the Wednesday market takes place for the last time before the winter break, it starts again in April.
In addition, every Friday afternoon from 14.00 - 17.00 o'clock the farmers' market in Mühlhausen takes place on the historically designed Göpelhausplatz. The market is organised by an association of several farmers. Here you can also find a large selection of local products.
Fairs in spring and autumn
Twice a year, the Villinger Mess' takes place in the historic city centre of Villingen. With more than 200 dealers, the market is one of the largest in Baden-Württemberg. In addition to local retailers, there are also numerous dealers from Northern Germany, such as Berlin and Hamburg. Together they offer a huge variety of goods, ranging from jewellery to car polish. An interesting spectacle are the market barkers, who attract customers with special promotions at all four ends of the street. From sweets to cloths, everything is on offer to delight young and old alike.
canceled: fair in autumn from 8. till 11. Oktober 2020
fair in spring
thursday till saturday from 9.00 AM till 6.30 PM
sunday from 10.00 AM till 6.00 PM
From Muslenplatz up to Hockenplatz, the markets in the Schwenningen district stretch out with almost 100 traders offering their extensive range of goods. Among them are a number of specialist dealers who present their products directly at the stand. In addition to various snack offers, children have the opportunity to enjoy themselves on a carousel on the Muslenplatz.
- CANCELLED: Sunday, November 21, 2020 (with sale Sunday)
- CANCELLED: Sunday, March 21, 2021 (always two weeks before Easter, with sale Sunday)
- Friday, September 10, 2021 (always the 2nd Friday in September)
- Sunday, November 7, 2021 (always the 1st or 2nd Sunday in November or the 5th Sunday in October, with sale Sunday)
Christmas market in the district of Villingen: Date follows
Christmas market in the city district of Schwenningen: Date follows
Advent strolling in the double city usually means a glass of punch in your hand, tempting scents of hot chestnuts and roasted almonds in your nose and the desire to buy presents. This year everything is a bit different, but according to the current status you don't have to miss the Christmas markets. The planning for the Christmas markets is in full swing. We will inform you here as soon as there are any news.
Look forward culinary specialities and craftsmanship.
Arts and Crafts Market
first digital handcraft market
The popular Christmas handicraft market, which always takes place on the 2nd Advent weekend in the Franciscan Cultural Center, unfortunately has to be cancelled this year due to Corona. The Neue Tonhalle, which was chosen as an alternative venue for the event, will also not allow it to take place.
We very much regret that we will have to do without this beautiful market in the pre-Christmas period - but everyone's health comes first. Nevertheless, we would like to brighten up this contactless time in the living rooms a bit and will offer an online handicraft market.
This is published here from 1 December to 4 January.
Here craftsmen and their products are presented. From jewelry, wool, self-sewn, wood and concrete to ceramics, there is a wide variety of handmade items to discover. Visitors can click through the various stands from the comfort of their own homes and marvel at the range of goods on offer.
This campaign is intended above all to support the artisans who have been severely affected by the pandemic and the renewed lockdown.
to the online handicraft market you can reach here
13th Arts and Crafts Market of Southern Germany
03/07 – 04/07/2021 from 11 AM to 6 PM:
On the first weekend of July, Villingen's Kurpark is transformed into a colourful arts and crafts market with around 70 stands. It is being held here already for the 11th time. Everyone is invited to attend and there is no admission charge. The market is organised by the artisan association 'VS Mosaik' in cooperation with the local business and tourism promotional organisation Wirtschafts- und Tourismus Villingen-Schwenningen GmbH.
Whether ceramics, garden decoration, jewellery, fashion, paintings or home accessories: the market captivates with its diversity. A wonderful mixture of history, art and entertainment awaits you.
You shouldn't miss the following highlights:
Members of the Countrywomen's Association of Villingen provide guests with regional specialities such as Swabian ravioli (Maultaschen/'snout pockets') and pretzels as well as light summer foods. The El Greco Restaurant also serves various Greek and international specialities.
Sebastian-Kneipp-Straße 5, 78048 Villingen-Schwenningen
The entrance is free!
Trade Fairs in Villingen-Schwenningen
Villingen-Schwenningen offers a wide range of trade fair events and has developed into an important trade fair location in Germany's Southwest. The trade fairs attract some 200,000 visitors each year to around 35 events, such as the Südwest Messe (Southwest Fair), Astronomie-Messe (Astronomy Fair) and the Süddeutsche Motorrad-Ausstellung (Southern Germany Motorcycle Exhibition).
10.10. bis 11.10.2020 Collect Expo (Internationale Messe für Schmuck, Edelsteine, Mineralien, Fossilien, Uhren und Antiquitäten)
14.04. bis 16.04.2021 DST Dreh - und Spantage Südwest
29.05. bis 06.06.2021 Südwest Messe
23.10. bis 24.10.2021 Die Alpakashow
Venue: Messegelände Villingen-Schwenningen, Messe 1, 78056 Villingen-Schwenningen
You can access the internet presence of the fair here