The Show

About the show

Spring is time of awakening, feeling of starting afresh. When days become longer it’s time to set doll art in the right light. The first big international doll fair of the year will be the Spring DOLL Festival, always taking place on the last April weekend. Starting in 2015, we come together making the beautiful town of Münster the hub of the dolls’ world.

We’re expecting more than 150 artists from more than 10 nations to present their works and give impressions of the wonderful world of doll art. They are going to show their knowledge in seminars and workshops, from material proceeding to nearly forgotten techniques and how to properly present dolls at competitions.

The fair will be more or less a mixture of 30 percent antique and repro, 30 percent contemporary doll art, 30 percent reborn and 10 percent accessories. We attach a lot of importance to all divisions becoming equally represented. In addition to the sales marts there will be interesting exhibitions. After all, we not only want to establish a meeting point for the existing dolls scene, but also attract a new audience for the world of dolls.

Our success in doing this is demonstrated in Münster since 2012. A very successful fair – the TEDDYBÄR TOTAL – takes place there under our guidance. There are more than 300 exhibitors from more than 25 countries to attract around 5,000 visitors each year. The Spring DOLL Festival is going to take place in parallel in its own exhibition hall as a proper fair with its own marketing and audience. The ticket (price 8 Euros a day), however, is valid for both events in order to offer a large multitude to visitors.

Time and location

Photo: Presseamt Münster / MünsterView

Opening hours
Saturday, April 27th 2019, 10am to 5pm
Sunday, April 28th 2019, 11am to 4pm

2-Day-ticket: 10.00 Euro
Kids until 16 years: free

Booth Construction
Friday, April 26th 2019, 10am to 8pm
Saturday, April 27th 2019, 7am to 9.45am
Sunday, April 28th 2019, 10.30am to 10.45am

Exhibition hall middle
Messe- und Congress Centrum Halle Münsterland
Albersloher Weg 32
48155 Münster

Dear guests: Please note that your dogs are not allowed in the hall.