I visited the 2015 spring edition of the Mercanteinfiera last monday (2nd March). I have to admit that I prefer smaller fairs, maybe in more suggestive locations (Italy does have many of them, luckily!), but I never miss Mercanteinfiera.
To avoid long queues in the parking and ticket office, and save your feet from rude step while being able at the same time to have a close look at the stalls without the pressure of the crowd, it is advisable to attend the event on a weekday. If this is not feasible because of your schedule, then make sure to buy your ticket in advanceon the internet, arrive early in the morning and load your batteries with all the patience in the world: you’ll need it!
Since I had the chance to attend the fair on Monday, I did not have such problems and I could stroll the aisles without any hurry, just waiting for some special items to catch my eye. Ok, ok, I know that attending such a fair with no special need (just to “have a look”), is the best way to end up buying a lot of unnecessary things and to go home broke… or with a lot of broken dreams. So another good advice I’d share, is to only carry with you, money you’re willing and able to invest with no regrets!