Volksfeste or festivals or fairs in Bavaria, Germany is already a long tradition. So is the same with Jura Volksfest in Neumarkt in Upper Palatinate, Bavaria. It is said that the first Volksfest in this city started sometime in 1829. After that the said festival did not happened from time to time. Inspite of that the Neumarkter Volksfest has been the largest fair in this city. Since 1954, it was named Jura Volksfest.
More than 200,000 visitors from around the area and other neighboring towns and cities come to take part of this famous fair. It is an eleven-days festival. For this year’s celebration, it will run from August 12-22. It already started yesterday and was opened by its Mayor Thomas Thumann.
The highlight of the festival will be a parade on May 14, 2011 in the Altstadt or Old City with the Motto, “Neumarkt i.d. Opf.-Starke Stadt” which translate in English as, “Neumarkt in Upper Palatinate- a Strong City”