Creafair & Slow Food Market Zurich 2023

Creativity and enjoyment complement each other well. On Sunday, 5 March, the two parallel trade fairs CREAFAIR and SLOW FOOD MARKET ZURICH closed their doors in Zurich-Oerlikon after three successful days. The public fairs attracted 10,800 visitors, which exceeded the expectations of the organisers.

Fans of do-it-yourself handicrafts and slow food finally got their money’s worth again on the weekend of 3 to 5 March 2023 after the pandemic break of several years. 10,800 visitors came to CREAFAIR and the SLOW FOOD MARKET ZÜRICH.
Zurich-Oerlikon and provided the exhibitors and organisers with a pleasant weekend. According to the visitor survey, people spent up to four hours at both fairs, the workshops at CREAFAIR were in great demand and every seventh guest at SLOW FOOD MARKET was there for professional reasons (gastronomy, food trade, investors).

There was great enthusiasm on the part of the creative fair CREAFAIR. A gratifying number of families enjoyed themselves here together in a positive atmosphere. “We were surprised by the size of the audience and their interest, as well as by the visitors’ eagerness to buy. We are convinced that a fair like this is needed, and we will certainly be there again next time,” says Robert von Muralt, Sales & Marketing Manager of exhibitor Pentel Papeteriewaren AG, summing up his positive exhibitor experience.

Exhibition Manager Sarah Wächter adds: “The fans of the do-it-yourself sector were visibly happy to be able to exchange ideas with like-minded people and suppliers again. After the long forced break, the courage of the exhibitors to be at the new CREAFAIR was more than rewarded. The great success will certainly help us to broaden the range next year. By then, the creative industry will have recovered even more and many companies may hopefully focus on participating in the fair again.”

The SLOW FOOD MARKET ZURICH under the patronage of the two Slow Food associations Zurich City and Zurich Oberland was also a hive of activity. Thomas Bürki, Co-President of Slow Food Zurich City, said of the market: “It was great to see that Slow Food can still inspire after 30 years – and that we were able to offer traditional and innovative producers a presentation platform and contact with the population with the market. Exhibition manager Peter Plan is also satisfied: “Our expectations were exceeded and the great interest of the visitors enthused the exhibitors.” One such exhibitor was the start-up Fabas from Zurich with food made from Swiss pulses. Fabas founder Anik Thaler looks back with satisfaction on her first participation in a Slow Food Market: “It was a cool event for us with many interested visitors. We had exciting contacts with buyers, but also with organic shops, restaurateurs and investors looking for new products.

It is already clear today: CREAFAIR and SLOW FOOD MARKET ZÜRICH are to be held again in 2024. The new trade fair date will be announced soon at: /