Welcome to the largest Teddy Fair in Germany 2020
Dear Euro Teddy friends!
After careful consideration, we decided to cancel the Euro Teddy 2020.. This decision was very difficult for us.
We thought about a number of different scenarios to ensure that the fair could open as planned on October 3rd and 4th, 2020. As of today it would be an event with a strict hygiene concept, personalized tickets and distance controls. But the increasing number of infections in the last few days unfortunately show that planning is not possible because regional lockdowns, contact blocks and travel restrictions threaten at any time.
Nevertheless, to continue the preparations for the fair undeterred and simply to the best hope is out of the question for us as a serious organizer. With our decision we now want to create planning security for everyone involved at an early stage. The contest “European Championship of Teddy Bear Makers” is also affected, which will also not be held.
Teddy bears are a symbol of security and confidence. We are in good hope that this crisis will also pass. The economic effects of the Corona pandemic is felt everywhere, but health is the greatest good and always comes first.
We would have loved to welcome you all to Essen in October as usual. We want that to catch up in the Fall of 2021. As soon as a date for the fair is set, we will inform you about it.
Stay healthy and safe!
The biggest Teddy Fair in autumn
When on 03th and 04th of October 2020 the Euro Teddy Fair in Essen opens its doors it will start getting cuddly. This fair in Essen will be offering thousands of bears and more than 200 exhibitors.
Bear enthusiastic visitors will be there on one of the world biggest Teddy bear platformes.
Here you can see some of the international exhibitors:
The teddy bear exhibition in Germany … Teddy and his friends in Essen
On the 03th and 04th of October 2020, the Teddy Fair Euro Teddy takes place in Essen for artist teddy bears, Steiff animals and collector bears. Every imaginable accessory for bear makers like mohair fabrics, fillers, growlers, glass eyes, cotter pins, cardboard joints and craft kits will be available. Teddy courses invite to join in.
The Teddy Bear trends and highlights of the bear season
Full speed ahead to the presentation platforms of the major toy manufacturers such as Hermann toys from Coburg, the company Koesen from Bad Koesen and renowned artists from Europe, the US, Russia and Japan will be on board at the Euro Teddy, show their latest autumn collections and a first taste of the 2021 season.
The stuff that Teddy dreams are made of will be offered by several accessory companies and mohair merchants. Just the thing for those who have what it takes to sew and want to stock up for the winter with new cotter pins, fabrics, yarns & Co.. Of course, the Teddy doctor has again his firm place at the fair: A first address to patch up small wounds and do repairs on the spot. As part of a unique and special Teddy exhibition precious rarities from between 1929 and 1957 will be shown and will melt the hearts of the Bear fans. Among them are, for example, the Steiff Teddy Baby Record or rare bears made from rayon fabric, which were produced during the war years. Also very rare specimens from plush wool can be admired at the Congress Center South. At the Teddy estimation table of Daniel Hentschel visitors can get an appraisal of their rarities. In addition, these can also be sold and bought. „Make your own Teddy“ and interesting felting techniques can be learned in two workshops for our visitors!
Teddy competition: The 28rd European Championship of Teddy Bear Artists
Who will place a direct hit at this year´s European Championship of teddy bears makers will be decided in Essen in the fall. For the 28rd time well-known artists and new talents hope to score with their high-profile creations at the international jury. Of course, this year visitors of the Euro Teddy again will choose the winner of the Audience Award.