Stage entertainment, hands-on activities and lots of fun


It gets boring at the Mode Heim Handwerk (MHH) and its three plus fairs from the 10th to the 13th. November at Messe Essen never. In addition to a wide range of shopping, NRW’s popular consumer exhibition also has a lot to offer in terms of entertainment. Whether everyone for themselves or together with the whole family – the program guarantees fun and a good mood on all days. Here is an overview of what awaits visitors in the exhibition halls:


Start is in hall 5. Here everything revolves around the topic of holidays, camping and outdoors. The holiday dreams powered by Reise + Camping is one of the three plus fairs of the MHH and has a highlight, especially for the young generation. On the S’COOL pump track, children can test their skills on a balance bike or mountain bike. Meanwhile, the holiday cinema in the cozy tepee makes the adults dream of the next trip. How about Iceland, for example? Every day at 12 noon and 3 p.m., the exhibitor Kría-Tours gives a lecture on the natural paradise in the North Atlantic.



                Foto:Rainer Schimm/©MESSE ESSEN GmbH



Next door in Hall 6, energetic fashion shows on the MHH show stage create a mood. Models present the collections of the exhibitors. Among them are bridal fashion, sustainable clothing and clothes from the pot. Individually designed design pieces are shown by students of the Mediadesign Hochschule Düsseldorf and the Trier University of Applied Sciences. The fashion shows take place daily at 11, 13, 3 p.m. and 5 p.m. – on the long Friday additionally at 7 p.m.


Also in Hall 6, the further plus fair “NRW – The best of the region” invites you to try it out – both in terms of taste and craftsmanship. The Landesvereinigung der Milchwirtschaft NRW shows how cream becomes butter, and mascot Kuh Lotte revives tired people with her exercise program. In addition, the Grugapark offers various hands-on activities under the motto “Animals in the park”, in which visitors who big and small learn a lot about the animal habitat.


It will be sporty in Hall 7. “Participate and experience” is this year’s motto of the Essen Sports Federation. Various theme worlds bring visitors closer to new sports: health sports, martial arts, a skill course and a circus tent. On Friday, the inclusion day of action entitled “EVERYone can participate here!” will also take place for the first time! instead.


Hall 7 is also home to the Fachverband Tischler NRW. The centerpiece is the exhibition of over 40 journeyman pieces of this year’s graduation year. The craftsmen compete against each other in the state competition “The Good Form”. A jury will select the winner on Sunday of the fair. Until then, visitors will have the opportunity to make a cutting board in the hands-on workshop under professional guidance. The versatility of the craft is also presented by the district craftsmen’s association with its guilds. On Friday of the fair, the Haus-und-Grund-Kongress will also take place from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. in the Congress Center East.


In Hall 8, Christmas and creative design are very important. The Christmastown heralds the upcoming Advent season with many gift ideas and a cozy café. The Achja! Theater Sprockhövel tells the Christmas play “Motte will MEER”, which inspires children from the age of three with a lot of music, funny dialogues and hands-on calls. The seasons are Thursday and Friday at 10.30 a.m., 12 p.m., 1.30 p.m. and 4 p.m., on long Friday additionally at 6 p.m.; on weekends at 10.30 a.m., 13, 3 p.m. and 4.30 p.m.


At the third plus fair “kreativ.essen”, the exhibitors invite you to crochet cup coasters and make-up removal pads, sew children’s hats and Santa Claus stockings or make Advent wreaths all day in workshops. The hand spider guild shows the way from wool to yarn and opens its shepherd’s wagon, in which a sheep breed exhibition provides information about the different species. In the immediate vicinity, a thimble exhibition takes trade fair visitors on a “head cinema world tour” from Alaska to Cyprus by means of many miniatures – a total of 7,500 pieces. Celebrities such as popes, Queen Elizabeth II and the Dalai Lama, whose portraits were minted many years ago on these little hats, can be found on it.


Further information and tickets at: www.mhh-essen.de



                                                          Foto:Rainer Schimm/©MESSE ESSEN GmbH




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