The world’s largest Department of Defense bazaar is returning to Ramstein Air Base September 15 to 18. The Ramstein Bazaar will host merchandise vendors from all over Europe, setting up shop in two hangars and a giant tent. The bazaar is an 86th Force Support Squadron event that is produced by the Ramstein Officers’ Spouses’ Club.
The Bazaar will be open from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Thursday through Saturday, and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday.
Everyone is welcome to visit the Bazaar, however, only DOD and NATO ID card holders with Status of Forces Agreement status can make purchases. All sales are in U.S. dollars and can be made with cash, Visa, and MasterCard.
If you’re bringing small children, please be advised Thursday and Friday are stroller days. Families will be asked to leave their strollers outside the hangars on Saturday and Sunday.
The Ramstein Bazaar gives shoppers an opportunity to purchase one-of-a-kind items like pottery, antiques, rugs, furniture, home decor, wines, cheeses, chocolates, and other European treasures.
You will also find a wide array of food vendors at the Bazaar. Private organizations and booster clubs from the Kaiserslautern Military Community offer delicious food right on the flightline. Food vendors will only accept cash so bring U.S. dollars to save yourself from standing in line at the ATM.
For more information and to see pictures of what you can expect at this year’s Ramstein Bazaar, be sure to follow the event on Facebook at www.facebook.com/ramsteinbazaar, or check out the Bazaar website at www.ramsteinbazaar.org.