Showmen warn against the general cancellation of public festivals

After the Oktoberfest was canceled again, the German Schaustellerbund (DSB) warned of a general end to public festivals this year.

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The Oktoberfest "should not be taken as a yardstick to now cancel a series of popular festivals," said DSB General Manager Frank Hakelberg the news portal Watson. People from all over the world would fly to the Oktoberfest in Munich, in contrast to the small village fair, only the families who live on site would go.

These small celebrations are also important for the showmen. “You have to imagine that the industry has been standing still for a year and a half. Showmen are actually used to being constantly on the move and working. That is why it is important for the psyche and the self-esteem of the industry as well as for the wallet of the family that it goes `out` again soon”, says Hakelberg. The DSB does not push for openings if it is not sensible. It makes perfect sense that no folk festivals are currently possible. "But when we hear that a million people are being vaccinated a day, then we want at least a chance," he said. The Wiesn had to take months to build, so the early decision was understandable. “But the village fair is set up within three days. That is why we want the cancellations there to be postponed as far as possible so that we can really look at the situation on site. "





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