Our Hometown Fair

Celebrate Independence Day with our Hometown Fair!


Tickets for the 2 July Hometown Fair have all been issued, but don’t worry we’ve got you covered! 
If you are a US ID Cardholder or Installation Pass holder, you can pick up tickets at the event entrance on the Katterbach Airfield starting at 4 p.m. on 2 July, for you and up to 4 guests. 


There will be good food, fun things to do, live music, and an awesome fireworks display after dark.
The event starts at 4 p.m. in front of the Katterbach Fitness Center, and ends after the fireworks around 11 p.m.

The ultimate 246th Independence Day Celebration!

What is “Our Hometown Fair”?

A. “Our Hometown Fair” is USAG Ansbach’s Independence Day Celebration. However, this event takes place on Saturday, July 2, and not on the actual holiday.  This is our largest community event of the year and will include a variety of American food, fun activities and live musical entertainment. The event concludes with a fantastic fireworks show at 10:30 p.m.

Who can attend the event?

A. The event is open to local nationals, but they must have a ticket to enter. We encourage Soldiers, Civilians and Family Members to get tickets for their German friends and families and encourage them to join us in the festivities on July 2!

Where can I get tickets?

A. Tickets can be picked up at multiple MWR facilities (ODR, MWR Central, Sports and Fitness etc.) as well as the Ansbach Tourism Office! (TICKETS ARE NO COST). Patrons 12 years and older are required to have a ticket to enter the event. Please pick up tickets in advance!

Where is the event located?

A. The event will be located on Katterbach Kaserne and begins at 4 p.m. Entrance for the event will be through the Katterbach Main Gate.

How can I get to the event?

A. Patrons are welcome to drive, or ride a bicycle to the event. No bicycles are allowed inside the event venue, but there will be bicycle parking at the main entrance from the airfield parking area. For those living in Army Family Housing, there will be an on-post shuttle with stops on Bleidorn, Shipton and Urlas Kaserne!


Shuttle Schedule

Event Map

More things to know!

1. There is NO COST for event access and NO COST for activities!

2. All food and beverages will be for sale, so please remember to bring € EUROS € as some vendors may not accept credit cards!

3. Live entertainment throughout the evening, concluding with a Fireworks show at 10:30 p.m.


        i.      Dogs/pets (unless they are service animals)

       ii.      No outside or personal alcohol

      iii.      No personal fireworks/sparklers etc.

      iv.      No personal backpacks larger than 15 liters in size

5. For updated event information and shuttle information please use the QR code on the ticket or: www.ansbachhometownherald.com/events 

6. Overall, have fun, be safe and drink responsibly. With the training holiday on Tuesday, July 5, this event on Saturday, July 2 is the perfect start to the four-day holiday weekend! We encourage everyone to stick around to attend the event before traveling for the weekend!

Registration Information

No-cost tickets available soon!

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