It’s nearly that time of year again – the legendary Eben Fair is just around the corner! For 42 years now the first Saturday in October has been a fixed date in the Ebner locals’ calendar of events. I was there on the day last year and I’d love to tell you all about it!
A full programme the whole day long
„Stephaaaaaaaanieeee, when are we going?“, my brother whines impatiently, as just like me he can hardly wait to get to the fair. “The fair will still be there, when we get there“, I answer – and I’m right, it is still there when we get there. It’s actually open from 9.00 am to 5.00 pm, but that doesn’t mean there’s no more fun after 5.00 pm – it’s just getting started for the party animals!
Something for everyone
Bouncy castle and toy stand this side, raffle and show wood carving that side – at the fair in the centre of Eben there’s lots going on and we can’t decide what to see or do first. But then we try our luck at one of the raffles – and would you believe it – our Christmas tree will be decorated with new baubles this year!
The Eben Fair has lots of culinary delights to offer too: meat fritters, bosna hot dogs, cheese sausages, grilled chicken – there’s something to suit every taste. We unanimously go for the meat fritters with sauerkraut and “mhhhh“ – that was definitely the right decision!
And what’s an absolute must at a traditional fair? Exactly! Candyfloss and cream horns! And as little gifts also give great joy, we decide to buy a packet of cream horns for our parents (in addition to the new baubles for the Christmas tree 😉).
A really great day
My younger brother (who didn’t want to go home, by the way) and I lots of fun at the Eben Fair and can ♥ ily recommend a visit to everyone – no matter whether “young or young-at-heart“!
Bildnachweis: Stephanie Rettenegger, TVB Eben, RTS