A fair is held in Hoorn every year. The Hoorn Fair starts on the Saturday preceding the second Monday of August and lasts until the third Monday of that month. It is, after Tilburg, the second largest fair in the Netherlands and dates back to around 1450. On average there are 70 attractions and tens of thousands of people come to visit the fair. In 2022 the fair will be from August 6 to August 14.