Spring Dippemess

23rd March – 15th April 2018

Frankfurt's Spring Dippemess at the Ratsweg Fairground is the largest folk festival in the Rhine-Main region, attracting more visitors than any other outdoor fair. From party pavilions and food stalls to exciting fairground attractions, the Spring Dippemess guarantees fun and games for the entire family. The fair's high-tech rides are particularly popular, the unofficial slogan being "Higher! Farther! Faster!"

23rd March: Official Opening of the Spring Dippemess Fair

with the traditional keg-tapping ceremony at 6:00 pm in the party pavilion (Festhalle Hausmann)

Opening times of the Spring Dippemess

Mondays to Thursdays 2:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Fridays and Saturdays (incl. Easter Saturday) 2:00 pm – Midnight
Sundays 12:00 pm – 11:00 pm


Thursday, 29th March 2:00 pm – Midnight
Good Friday, 30th March Closed
Easter Sunday, 01st April 12:00 pm – Midnight
Easter Monday, 02nd April 12:00 pm – 11:00 pm

On the opening day of the festival, all businesses open at 2:00 pm.


Fairground "Festplatz am Ratsweg", 60385 Frankfurt am Main

Fireworks Display
Sunday, 15th April 2018, 10:00 pm

Fairground Regulations
For reasons of public safety and order, dogs and bicycles are prohibited on the fairgournd during opening hours.

Adventure Dippemess

A film of one of the most attractive festivities of Hessen - the Frankfurt Dippemess.

Attraktionen, Händlermarkt und Festzeltprogramm

Insgesamt 135 Stände: 1 Festzelt, 18 Hoch-/Fahr-, Belustigungsgeschäfte, 29 Skooter, Schieß-und Spielstände, 13 Kinderfahrgeschäfte, 14 Stände Händler- und Dippemarkt, 40 Imbiss und Spezialitäten, 18 Süßwaren-Stände und 2 Verlosung-/Promotion-Stände


Children's Day and Family Day

Every Tuesday is Children's Day at the Dippemess Fair!

And every Thursday is Family Day!



to the Spring Dippemess

Public transport stop: Eissporthalle/Festplatz

Please note that there is no parking available directly at the fairground!


The History of Frankfurt's Dippemess

The Dippemess is a traditional fair that dates back to the 14th century. At that time, the "Maamess", as it was then called, was a mediaeval market proffering domestic articles.