This former agricultural fair, first held in 1812, has long since grown into Bavaria's second-biggest Volksfest (a traditional festival with fun fair).
Dates 2019: 9th to 19th August
This former agricultural fair, first held in 1812, has long since grown into Bavaria's second-biggest Volksfest (a traditional festival with fun fair). It has largely kept its unique character as a very local festival (Gäuboden is the region) and its cosy atmosphere, even in today's more fast-paced times. Over 130 stalls and fun fair attractions and 7 excellently equipped marquees with a total of 27,000 seats in extensive, modern grounds offer entertainment and tasty culinary delights. Every year, one of the highlights of the festival is the colourful parade: Around 2000 participants from various local clubs, traditional costume and folk dance groups, accompanied by brass bands, parade through the town together to the Volksfestplatz Am Hagen. A particularly wonderful sight: the splendidly decorated brewery carriages and the beautiful dray horses.
The Ostbayernschau, the Eastern Bavaria Show, is the region's largest consumer exhibition. It has taken place at the same time as the Gäubodenvolksfest since the 1950s, and provides an impressive overview over Eastern Bavaria's productivity. This year, around 700 exhibitors will be showing a huge spectrum of products and services in the 55,000 square metres of exhibition grounds, and provide information about their companies.