The perfect recipe for Spring
Ever wanted to learn the art of wine-tasting, mix your own cocktails, win prizes or perhaps you need a free massage? Visitors to this year's Spring Fair or "Foire de Printemps", held at Luxexpo can do all these and more when the eagerly-awaited event gets underway on May 5.
For nine days, the hall will welcome more than 400 exhibitors, showcasing the finest food and drink from around the world.
Whether you have a penchant for pralines, a craving for cheese or cannot resist a good Riesling, visitors will have plenty of excuses to feed their whims at the event.
The stalls will cover a number of sectors, including local produce, catering services, gardening, health and relaxation as well as the charity and public sector activities.
A new feature in this year's line-up will be a section dedicated to the promotion of environmentally sustainable transport. Visitors can enter a competition to win an electric car and learn about the latest innovations in the sector.
At weekends, there will be a host of workshops for visitors of all ages, including oenology on May 6 and 12, cocktail-mixing and slowcooking. For the youngsters there are a series of creative and graffiti workshops, not to mention the junior cooking contest where youngsters can learn cookery tips from the experts.
During the nine days, exhibitors will hold mouth-watering demonstrations (and tastings), explaining the art of icing, bread-making and chocolate praline-making among other things.
This year marks the 100th edition of the fair, which has been going in Luxembourg since it was first set up in a marquee in Limpertsberg in 1948. Since 1978, organisers have held two fairs per year, the Spring and Autumn edition. To mark the event's centenary edition, organisers have pulled out the stops to improve the quality and comfort offered visitors. This year, 80 additional parking spaces will be available at the Luxexpo car park, meanwhile shuttle buses will continue to ferry visitors from the city centre and station to Kirchberg.
As well as free on-site massages for visitors, the Luxexpo restaurant menu will be improved and fair-goers can benefit from a new blog, which will be updated daily with all the latest activities.
The Spring Fair will be open to the public at Luxexpo on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday from 2pm-9pm, on Thursday and Friday from 2pm-10pm and Saturdays and Sundays from 10am-7pm.
Find out more about the Luxembourg Spring Fair via the website
www.printemps.lu, get daily updates through the blog
www.luxexpo.lu/blogor send your feedback via the
Spring Fair Facebook page