A Volksfest is a large event in Germany which usually combines a beer festival or wine festival and a traveling carnival (or funfair). Admission to a Volksfest is free however you have to pay for each ride separately. In contrast to travelling carnivals in the USA, each ride in a Volksfest is independently run so tickets for several rides are uncommon. There is at least one Volksfest in many of the larger towns in Germany every year. In some towns there are two or more per year. Sindelfingen is the only town to have given up its Volksfest.