Ramstein hosts industrial fair this weekend

by Petra Lessoing
Ramstein Public Affairs

Every two years, Ramstein-Miesenbach’s businesses and shops host an industrial fair to present themselves and show off their services.

From 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, more than 100 businesses, vendors and shop owners will be available at stands in the center of town, in the Haus des Bürgers and in a big tent set up in front of the city hall.

“We have about 40 exhibitors from the region who present their services in the Haus des Bürgers, and 15 exhibitors can be found in the tent,” said Ralf Hechler from Werbering Ramstein, the advertising association of local shop owners.
A car show displaying about 100 vehicles of various brands will be set up near the museum.

Various regional folk music bands will perform on stage at Marktplatz, and marching bands will go through the streets.

“It’s a highlight to watch the fanfare corps from Bann with about 50 musicians walking through our streets,” Mr. Hechler said.

The Ramstein City Works will celebrate its 100th year of water supply for the area, and visitors will get the chance to take an informational tour through Ramstein and visit the water tower. The tour meets at 9:30 a.m. Saturday near the railroad tracks, next to the barrier. The tour will walk to the water tower and participants will have a chance to go up 33 meters.

At the event, children can also enjoy a merry-go-round and watch a magician. There will be numerous beverage booths offering Thai food and Palatinate specialties, among others.

In the Haus des Bürgers, more than 120 homemade cakes will be served. Proceeds will go to a parents’ initiative for children with cancer.
“We are happy to be able to present the Hamburg market screamers for the first time this year,” Mr. Hechler said. Starting at 11 a.m. today, they start promoting their products such as fish, fruit, meat, cheese and flowers.

“It’s exciting watching them – how they scream to lure visitors and throw out items into the audience,” Mr. Hechler said. The market screamers are available throughout the weekend.

Stores including grocery stores are also open Sunday. Some streets in the center of town will be closed to motorized traffic.