Olma Festival in St Gallen

Updated for 2018
Olma Festival in St Gallen

Olma Festival St Gallen

11th – 21st October 2018


Olma Festival in St Gallen

Have you ever visited St Gallen? As well as being a very historic town, St.Gallen has long been the trading and economic centre of Eastern Switzerland. In fact its trading history dates back to the 15th century to Frederick III, Holy Roman Emperor, who decreed in 1466 that there should be no barriers to trade in St.Gallen. Every October there is a famous agricultural festival called the “Olma Fest” and in 2018 it takes places from 11th – 21st October.

Olma Festival in St Gallen

The “OLMA” festival is one of the most popular fairs in the whole of Switzerland. This Swiss agricultural fair, now in its 76th year,  showcases a variety of livestock, live “Schwingen” (Swiss wrestling) competitions, country music, arts, crafts, culinary delights and specialities,and special events. OLMA also features the very Swiss sport of  “Säulirennen”, or piglet racing for which it is famous!

Olma Festival in St Gallen

Taste, try, learn, compare, buy: around 630 exhibitors will be offering a wide range of products, specialties, and attractions. And one thing you definitely won’t be able to escape at Olma is the legendary scent of bratwurst. After all, what could be more Swiss than a Bratwurst? Enjoy the event!

Olma Festival in St Gallen

All photos © Olma Fest

Olma Fest 2018

Where: St Gallen, Switzerland

When: 11th – 21st October 2018


Adults: CHF 18, children 6-15, students, IV etc CHF 12

Admission after 5pm: CHF 11

For more information  on the Olma Festival 2018 click here.


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  1. Simone Poli says:


    I would like to know if the Olma festival in St Gallen will be repeated also this year, and in that case, when would it be attended?

    Thanks for the attention,

    Simone Poli

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