Under Market Law , the relevant provisions for the holding of be folk festival , an exhibition , an exhibition , a large market , a weekly market , a specialty market and an annual fair understood. For the historical development of market law see: Market law (historical) .
Legal basis in Germany
The relevant regulations can be found in Title IV of the Trade Regulations . In addition to the trade regulations, the general administrative regulation for the implementation of Title IV of the trade regulations is decisive for the market system . This model decree of the Federal-State Committee “Commercial Law” only has official legal character in Hesse and Schleswig-Holstein, but is also used as a normal administrative practice in the other 14 federal states.
There are fixed and non-fixed markets. If a market is fixed, there are various advantages for the market, which are known under the term market privileges . This includes, for example, that the usual shop opening times are overridden and that no travel trade card is required for sales activities . In order to obtain a market assessment, an application is necessary and the reliability of the applicant is checked and a fee is set according to the European Services Directive . Applicants can be private organizers, but often it is also the local cultural offices that formally organize a folk festival.