After two years of absence, the fairs they have resumed their activity abandoned due to the health crisis of covid 19 in 2020.
In France, many fairs take place each year, in various cities and areas
Since 1916, the Foire de Lyon – 200,000 visitors – has given pride of place to innovation. Every year in the spring, nearly 800 exhibitors gather at Eurexpo to present their products and services. The two key universes are Home and Shopping.
The 3rd fair in France, which brings together an average of 200,000 visitors, aims to make the hearts of Lyonnais beat faster and promises some new features, in particular a space dedicated to second-hand and vintage, but above all an ephemeral “Little Big Fair” village market designed to meet meeting the expectations of millennials.
Little Big Fair is a whole space dedicated to creators and artists, subtly mixing trendy and Made in France companies,organic cosmetics or even gastronomy dedicated to health with the sole watchword “The innovation “.
The Lyon fair is also and above all two key universes “the house” with furniture, decoration, housing, or household appliances and the “shopping” universe bringing together fashion, sport, hobbies.
The history of Foire de Lyon dates back to the Middle Ages. A place of commerce, meetings and celebrations, the fairs of Lyon took place several times a year and punctuated the economic and social life of the city! The Foire de Lyon is the heir to this tradition. A look back at the history of this commercial event in Lyon which has continued to grow since its contemporary recreation in 1916.
From 1917, La Foire de Lyon hosted 2,320 sheds and wooden stands along the Rhône, between the Tête d’Or park and the guinguettes on the banks, over an area of 36 km²! The first stone of the building and its 24 pavilions was laid on March 3, 1918, the last in 1930.
In 2016, La Foire de Lyon celebrated its 100th anniversary with 212,300 visitors. A place of commerce, of course, the event also stands out as a space for conviviality, exchanges and discoveries.
Since its creation in 1916, La Foire de Lyon has evolved a lot, but it is always keen to highlight innovations!
The Foire de Lyon will return next year in March to Eurexpo Lyon.
Toulouse International Fair
The 89th edition took place this spring from April 9 to 18, 2022. At each edition, more than 500 exhibitors from all imaginable fields sell their products to visitors: home improvement, household appliances, tourism, sport, crafts. A large and modern version for the 89th edition of this unmissable event, which is a cultural and economic marker of the Pink
In the history of the city, the first fairs are held from 1786 – it is above all a trade in wool, fabrics and draperies – the first official Toulouse Fair and marked with this name takes place on Sunday October 14, 1928 with three strong pillars: it is indeed “commercial, industrial, agricultural”.
The Foire de Toulouse, created by a group of personalities from the Pink City – in particular Marcel Roguet, the first president of the fair – takes place in Cours Dillon and is notably inaugurated by Etienne Billières, the mayor at the time in 1925.
The ambition of the elected officials is to “provide their heritage city with an organization intended to give new impetus to its agricultural, industrial and commercial development”. It is then a question of catching up on Paris, Lyon and Bordeaux. Exhibitors then come from the region, from all over France and even from Europe!
The Fair offered to discover the new trends of the moment in terms of fashion, layout or DIY. The big brands are still in the starting blocks to reserve the best locations. The small independents do not want to miss the event either, which represents a significant percentage of their annual turnover. See you next year.
The Paris Fair
Unsurprisingly, the Paris Fair – 500,000 visitors – is at the top of the ranking. It takes place every year over ten days, at Paris Expo Porte de Versailles. The Foire de Paris attracts people from all over France. On the program: exhibition stands from the fashion, housing, art, culture, gastronomy, well-being, leisure and home sectors. Many shows and activities also await visitors, not to mention the Lépine competition and this year, the tropical carnival!
The 2022 Paris Fair is over! For a few days, visitors were able to walk the aisles of the show, in the Versailles exhibition center. Once again, home and living took center stage with many new products and trends to discover. But the Foire de Paris is also about gastronomy, an invitation to travel, fashion, well-being or even the discovery of crafts.
Every year, it’s the perfect opportunity to get inspired by the latest trends in the home world if you have planning, renovation or decoration projects. We look forward to a new meeting in 2023, with new ideas and cutting-edge discoveries.
This year, find the Fair of Tours in the colors of Spain. For 10 days, find many activities, the opportunity to share a moment with family or friends. This theme has been designed to make visitors travel through the joy, atmosphere and Spanish culture with the city of Dénia, UNESCO Creative City of Gastronomy, as the guest of honor.
Enjoy 20 concerts over the 10 days of the Fair with many artists and musical styles.
Also find the traditional Gastronomic Village, the carnival and many surprises!
Bordeaux International Fair
The Foire Internationale de Bordeaux is one of the most important events of the year in Gironde. Every year, more than 200,000 people walk the aisles of the fair in search of their happiness.
The Bordeaux International Fair returns this year from May 21 to 29, 2022 from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. with a busy schedule.
From electric mobility to agriculture and video games, we tell you all about the entertainment, activities and exhibitors at
this major event in the Bordeaux region!
A rich and eclectic program that makes the Foire de Bordeaux a unique event: Egypt, Music, Dance, Street Arts, Regional Agriculture, Geek Culture and Robotics will be there. Festive atmosphere guaranteed!
The largest annual gatherings in the city of Bordeaux, it is undeniable that the International Fair rises to the top of the table, in the same way as the fairground of the Fun Fair. This major event represents a powerful economic and tourism engine for the agglomeration as well as for its participants.
This year, exhibitors will be divided into 3 main themes:
• lifestyle: sports equipment, crafts, mobility.
• housing: exterior furnishings, decorations, buildings, energy.
• gastronomy: local products, flavors from around the world, sweet/savoury.
Not to mention the agricultural fair, the second largest in France after that of Paris, as well as the unmissable pop culture event, the Bordeaux Geekfest!
The 2022 edition also offers some new features and highlights not to be missed:
• Innovation Village – Trophée Gustave, where locally made products, services or manufacturing processes intended for the general public are rewarded
• village of new mobility – ELECTRIC ROAD SHOW – ELECTRIC ROAD SHOW with cars, scooters or even electric bikes to discover
• sports village equipped with various and varied activities which you can learn about for a few hours or talk to specialists about equipment, trends and many others,
If you want to go to the Foire Internationale de Bordeaux, it takes place every year at the Parc des Expositions in the city of Bordeaux.
The FAV of Colmar
Mainly centered on the world of wine, the FAV of Colmar – 236,000 visitors – also presents catering, crafts, housing, leisure, automobiles, etc. A major event in Alsace, the Wine Fair takes place in the middle of summer and is also accompanied by a music festival. Its 335 exhibitors from 9 different universes offer not only varied exhibition stands, but also demonstrations, events, tastings and many other attractions.
Since 1948, the Alsatians of always, meet each summer to make the heart of Alsace beat a little stronger! From year to year, the Fair has established itself as the flagship event of the Alsatian summer and has earned a place in the landscape of major national events, the 3rd fair in France in terms of attendance behind Paris and Marseille.
With more than 1,500 samples of the best Alsatian grape varieties, the different wine families preserve the tradition of tastings: the Interprofessional Committee of Alsace Wines (CIVA), the Union of Independent Winegrowers of Alsace, the Group of Winegrowers-Producers of the Vineyard Alsatian and the Federation of Wine Cooperatives of Alsace. The event is intended to be representative of this beautiful Alsatian specificity that is wine.
The Fair cannot do without its Festival, with its 10,000-seat open-air theater, known as “la Coquille”.
Much appreciated by artists, it represents the replica of the Hollywood Bowl, a famous Californian amphitheater. It has already hosted many great artists: Johnny Hallyday, Indochine, James Brown, David Guetta, Snoop Dogg, Sting, Manu Chao and many others.
Each year the program is incredible: varied, there is something for all tastes, all ages and all genres. Not forgetting the Hard Rock Session for lovers of good rock and the Nuit Blanche for insatiable electro lovers!
Fair of Chalons
The Foire de Châlons is more than 750 exhibitors and 220,000 visitors expected each year: making it the second largest agricultural event in France.
From September 2 to 12, 2022, the Foire de Châlons opens for its 75th edition; a fair that brings together gastronomy and agriculture.
Professionals also have an appointment at the agro-equipment show. Located at the heart of the fair, it wants to bring together the agricultural and wine worlds in all their diversity of know-how.
On the program: events (tastings, parades, etc.), exhibitions, conferences and stands around the themes of agriculture (as at the Poussay – Vosges Fair) and food products.
But also a village of trades and training with demonstrations as well as concerts with great stars of the song on the occasion of the Festival Foire en Scène de Châlons! Find artists such as M.Pokora, Mika, Black M or Jean-Louis Aubert.
Strasbourg European Fair
The European Fair is one of the highlights of the new school year in Strasbourg. For ten days, it welcomes hundreds of exhibitors and thousands of visitors to the Wacken district.
The European Fair is a trade event that offers visitors a wide variety of consumer products, as well as entertainment throughout the day. The first fair took place in September 1932.
For more than 90 years, the Strasbourg fair has attracted both exhibitors and visitors (nearly 180,000 are expected each year). The curious, as well as potential buyers and customers, go there to discover the novelties of the exhibitors but also for the atmosphere concocted by the organizers of the Europ’ Fair (Strasbourg Events): festive animations, musical scene, wanderings and parades, children’s area, food trucks, concept store, thematic exhibition…
At each edition, the fair welcomes a guest country (like the Strasbourg Christmas market, with its village on Place Gutenberg) to discover its cultural riches and specialties. An exhibition around the traditions of the guest country is also offered to visitors.
On the exhibitor side, nearly 900 come on site to present their latest innovations and trends in each of their fields of
• Kitchens and bathrooms
• Decoration / Gifts
• Energy savings
• fashion and beauty
• Transport and industry.
See you from September 2 to 11, 2022.
Marseille International Fair
The Foire de Marseille was created in 1924. Originally called “Industrial and Commercial Week”, it was a fair where manufacturers presented their samples. Since the 1980s, it has been transformed into a trade fair bringing together various exhibitors around the field of home, comfort and leisure.
Each year, it attracts several hundred thousand visitors to the heart of Parc Chanot, ready to discover the exhibitors present and the various events organized.
An event of incredible magnitude awaits you at Parc Chanot in Marseille: nearly 1,000 exhibitors are settling in the heart of the Phocaean City for this event. All areas are represented:
• outdoor and garden
• gastronomy and local flavors (foie gras, charcuterie, cheese, biscuits, pogne, nougats, wines, etc.)
institutions (city of Marseille, PSud Region, Armed Forces, Chamber of Commerce).
Exhibitors from five continents meet there to present their products and know-how (leather, accessories, sculptures,
calligraphy, folk dances and music, traditional costumes, typical dishes).
Italy is particularly honored with a dedicated pavilion in the heart of this Hall 6: around fifty exhibitors are invited (gastronomy, textiles, decoration, culture, tourism). The Tropics are also celebrated at the Marseille Fair: Martinique, Guadeloupe, Reunion, Madagascar, Mauritius, Cape Verde, Guyana or Cuba are represented at the show. Zouk atmosphere, sarongs and
accras on the program!
At each edition of the Fair, a particular theme is highlighted: rock, cinema, passion, fantasy, sport, music. So many excuses to concoct a
beautiful program of entertainment.
Indeed, during the event, entertainment is planned and special evenings are organized for visitors. During the week, go for example for after work (free entry for visitors from 5 p.m.): the opportunity to meet up with friends or colleagues after work.
Appointment from 23/09 to 03/10.2022.
Metz International Fair
The Metz International Fair is one of the main events on the city’s cultural agenda. It will take place from Friday September 30 to Monday October 10, 2022.
For eleven days, the site of the Parc des Expositions de l’Eurométropole de Metz brings together 550 stands divided into 25 sectors and becomes the crucible of an effervescence which brings together all the institutional and economic players of the Greater Region.
This new International Fair is part of a context of labeling the Department of Moselle as “Terre de Jeux” which will take place this year, two years before the Paris 2024 Olympic Games.
It is for this reason that “the Olympic Games will be at the heart of the Metz International Fair”, writes Metz Expo Events in the first press release linked to this year’s event.
At the same time, the event intends to offer “a rich program of demonstrations, meetings, concerts, fireworks…”. Everything will be detailed soon. The Metz International Fair will return in 2022 for an 87th edition at the exhibition center. This year, the event will take place from Friday, September 30 to Monday, October 10. The opportunity to get together with family, friends or colleagues after work.
Dijon International and Gastronomic Fair
The Dijon International and Gastronomic Fair is an unmissable fair in Burgundy: it celebrated its 100th anniversary last year! A major event in the region, the Dijon Fair attracts several thousand visitors each time. On the program of this gastronomy fair in Dijon: culinary specialties, tourism, crafts.
The stands of the Foire de Dijon and the various catering outlets await you for more than 10 days. The Foire de Dijon is open every day from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. from November 1 to November 13, 2022.
With nearly 600 exhibitors and more than 160,000 visitors on average each year, the Dijon international and gastronomic fair is one of the six largest in France and the first if we take into account the ratio of number of visitors to the number of visitors. exhibitors.
It benefits from the “fairs of France” label, which is a guarantee of the professionalism of Dijon Congrexpo, organizer of the event.
The Dijon Food Fair is one of the biggest trade fairs in France! It was in 1921 that the first edition of this international fair took place in Dijon. Since then, the Dijon event has continued to grow and its reputation makes it an unmissable event for local residents and exhibitors.
The aisles of the exhibition center will be filled with the stands of professionals from different sectors:
• swimming pools and spas
• household and DIY equipment
• beauty, health and wellness
• new technologies
• cars, motorcycles, quads, bicycles
• furniture and decoration (also go to the Salon de l’Habitat Dijon)
• games, leisure, services
• fashion and accessories, ready to wear
• tourism and leisure
As tradition, since the first edition, the table of Lucullus awaits visitors: we discover the artistic achievements of professionals in the food trades (restaurants, caterers, butchers, charcutiers-caterers, bakers, pastry chefs, cheese makers)… Impressive !
Culinary competitions, open to amateurs and professionals, are also on the program of the Dijon International and Gastronomic Fair.
The opportunity for everyone to share a friendly moment around a good meal.