by Petra Lessoing
86th Airlift Wing Public Affairs
Easter markets and displays are scheduled to take place in the coming weeks. The first event will be the annual Easter egg display, sponsored by the Westpfalz Werkstätten in Siegelbach, from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.
More than 18 hobby artists will present traditional and modern art Easter eggs. Visitors can watch the artists presenting more than 18 techniques. There will be Tiffany glass works, lace-covered items and “techno eggs,” with bolts and nuts in and around the egg.
All objects on display can be purchased. Decorative prizes can be won in a raffle. Snacks and beverages will be offered in the cafeteria. All net profits will go to the Westpfalz Werkstätten, which is a sheltered workshop for people with disabilities. The workshop is located in Kaiserslautern-Siegelbach, Sauerwiesen 18.
Trier holds its annual Easter market March 8 to 10 at the city’s historical Hauptmarkt. The market place will be decorated in spring colors and all kinds of items for families will be offered. Besides Easter decorations, there will be flowers and arts and crafts. On March 10, stores will offer Sunday shopping from 1 to 6 p.m. For more information, visit www.city-initiative-trier.de.
The Association for the Advancement of German-French Partnership will hold its 19th Easter market from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. March 10 in the Niederkirchen Westpfalzhalle. More than 30 exhibitors will present handmade Easter products and sell German and French food specialties.
Easter markets continue March 30. A colorful spring Easter market will be set up March 14 to 17 around the dome in St. Wendel (north of Neunkirchen). Visitors will find selected art and craft items, a rabbit village and a precious Easter crown.
Children can enjoy a petting zoo and participate in games. Stores will be open from 1 to 6 p.m. for Sunday shopping March 17. For details, visit www.sankt-wendel.de.
Kaiserslautern will hold its Easter market around the Stiftskirche in the center of town March 15 to 30. Vendors will sell Easter decorations, arts and crafts, and Easter candy, including various types of Easter bunnies. Children can also enjoy a merry-go-round.
Saarlouis in the state of Saarland will hold an Easter market March 15 to 19. This market includes rides and activity booths. An addition to the Easter market will be the vendors’ market March 18 and 19. For more information, visit www.saarlouis.de.