The works committee of the city of Kempten (Allgäu) decided on this year’s concept of the Allgäu Festival Week in a special meeting. Prime Minister Dr. Markus Söder announced himself at the opening on Saturday, 13. August 2022.


Planning for the festive weekly area: regional catering, rides and other attractions


Well-known and new names will ensure the physical well-being of visitors in 2022: The approximately 1200 m2 marquee is operated by an Allgäu festival host on Königsplatz. Another tent with terrace and beer garden area will be provided by the Allgäu brewery in cooperation with proven partners in the Linggpark. The wine tent of the hosts Alfred Zendler and Hüseyin Öztürk (NOVA) is located in the northern city park with additional bar and beer garden to the right of the stage. In the pavilion in the city park, Claudio Parrinello (“La Strada”) completes the offer with the sale of drinks.


The opening hours of the gastronomy with a total area of approx. 4,500 m2 are daily from 11 a.m. to midnight. Due to the new concept, there will be no snack stands this year.


On southern Königsplatz, the Allgäu Festival Week will offer a wide range of attractions and rides for the first time on around 3,500 m2. In addition to a Ferris wheel and the Jumanji running shop, there will be a chain flyer, breakdance, a trampoline system, a children’s carousel, showman booths and a “sweet hut”. The opening hours are from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. There is no entrance fee for the Allgäu Festival Week 2022.




Diversity of culture: culture in the Residenzhof, stage in the city park and festival of lights


The start is the series of events “Kultur im Residenzhof”, which will take place from the 5th to the 9th. August traditionally takes place before the Allgäu Festival Week. In addition to a joint concert of the Musikverein St. Mang and the music society Illereichen-Altenstadt, there will be a Residenzhof serenade with “Novas Brass” and Berthold Schick and his “Allgäu 6.” The 80s show, the improv theater “Die WendeJacken” and “Losamol und Freunde” complete the program.


On the festive grounds itself, the stage in the northern city park offers space for 2,500 guests. For visitors, it will be daily until approx. 11 p.m. a wealth of offers.



In the daily program from 12 noon, cooperations with local and regional radio stations as well as Bayerischer Rundfunk are planned. During the day, the stage will also serve as a forum for theme days and special shows. The evening and evening program traditionally depicts a varied diversity of Allgäu culture with regional dance groups, artists and bands.


The popular festival of lights will also take place again in the city park and is planned for two event evenings. Further cultural, economic and sporting program items on action areas are planned.


Business fair: Small but fine


The business fair will take place on a smaller scale than usual on 3,000 m2. The exhibitor areas extend from an exhibitor tent in the city park and the market hall on Königsplatz with outdoor area to a covered outdoor area along the tax office to the site on Bodmanstraße and in the courtyard of the adult education center. The application phase for the exhibitor areas has not yet been completed, but the response with a total of over 80 applications already received (as of 03.05.2022) is great.


At the moment, a family, senior citizens’, environmental and health day is planned as a theme day on the event site. The market hall on Königsplatz is used in cooperation with Allgäu GmbH and its brand partners and depicts the topic of Allgäu values. A stage area with seating is planned on which the specialist forums “Allgäu Day”, “eza! Energy Day” and the “Holzforum-Allgäu” will take place as part of the theme days.



Poster competition – Poster motif 2022 has been determined


In the works committee meeting, the festival week poster for this year’s Allgäu Festival Week was also selected. The winning poster entitled “Come on, let’s go to the festival week!” is by Sylvia Müller from Aichstetten.


As part of the public poster competition, 55 motif proposals were received this year, from which a seven-member jury made a preselection of three poster designs.



And the three finalists of the 2020 poster competition, who have not yet been chosen due to the pandemic-related cancellation of the Allgäu Festival Week 2020 and 2021, also automatically moved into the final round for vote by the works committee. The winning poster will be rewarded with 2,000 euros. The other five posters from the finalists will each receive 500 euros.


All designs will be presented on the occasion of the Allgäu Festival Week 2022 as part of an online exhibition.


Optimistic view of the Allgäu Festival Week 2022


On the sidelines of the meeting, the participants were grateful for the great commitment and good cooperation of recent weeks and are optimistic about the Allgäu Festival Week 2022.


Lord Mayor Thomas Kiechle: “The result of today’s meeting is impressive and optimistic. The more than 70-year tradition of the Allgäu Festival Week in Kempten continues: There is a festival week 2022. It will be different from what we know, but the triad of the business exhibition, home festival and cultural days is preserved. The interest of the exhibitors is great and the Kulturtage offers a varied program as usual. Experienced hosts and restaurateurs could be won, so that the cuisine and cozy get-together will not be neglected. I would like to thank all those involved who have devoted themselves to the success of the festival week with great personal commitment in recent weeks. These include the entire team of the in-house operation and the team of the newly established task force as well as the Second Mayor Klaus Knoll and the Festwochenbeauftragte Hans-Peter Hartmann. Everything was also done from the city council to avert the impending cancellation of the festival week. I am particularly pleased with the broad support of many partners from all over the region. Thank you for this combined commitment. Now we are looking forward to the Allgäu Festival Week 2022.”



Second Mayor Klaus Knoll: “With combined forces, we have set up a convincing concept for the Allgäu Festival Week 2022. In addition to well-known and popular events such as the Festival of Lights, there will also be new impulses this year with the showmen and rides on Königsplatz. The cooperation between all parties involved was harmonious and very profitable. This is optimistic about the coming time of preparation. Everyone pulls together: We will organize an attractive Allgäu Festival Week 2022 – for all Kempteners, for the whole region and for all festival week enthusiasts from near and far.”




Festive week representative of the city councilor Hans-Peter Hartmann: “We want to revive the long tradition of the Allgäu Festival Week. Even if it will be different from the last one, we are convinced that it will be popular with visitors. The economic exhibition this year is smaller, but the program in the city park and the cultural days will take place almost as usual.


The good registration figures among the exhibitors testify to a great response and make it clear: the regional economy longs for the Allgäu Festival Week 2022. There is good news for all visitors: This year the entrance fee will not apply.”







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