Matthew’s fair brought spring to Prague

Matthew's Fair This year, it is the 412th year of this traditional Matejska Pout (St. Matthew Fair) which started on Saturday Feb 24 and will last until Easter Apr 15. Like every year, this probably the country’s largest fairground features entertainment for children and adults. It offers 120 amusement rides and park attractions, and of course stands and stalls with sweets, food and drinks.

Among many of these I would point out traditional bumper cars (my favourite), shooting galleries, swing sets, merry-go-rounds, clown performance at Krizik’s fountain (on weekends), roller coasters, booster (velocity up to 110 km per hour), haunted castle, Loch Ness carousel (in the shape of the legendary monster) or Russian wheel, all these along with accompanying program, stands with toys, gingerbread, restaurants, etc. From March 19, the famous singing Krizik’s fountain (synchronized water, light and Czech composers’ music show) starts functioning.

The event takes place at the exhibition ground (one tram stop from Nadrazi Holesovice to Vystaviste) and is open daily except Monday until 22 pm. There is 25 CZK entrance fee on weekends, and 10 CZK on weekdays.

Mar 2, 14:08 (Filed under: Prague events )

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