Häme, Medieval Faire

Häme Medieval Faire
Hämeen Keskiaikamarkkinat
Hämeenlinna (Tavastia Proper region)

culture and lifestyle from the Middle Ages: music, horse shows and combat acts, craftsmen, magicians, merchants etc. Plenty of program for the whole family and the chance to visit the local military museum and the imposing castle and the charming Häme town in a beautiful Finnish landscape…

Geographical, cultural and historical context

Hämeenlinna is a city and municipality in the heart of the historical province of Häme in the south of Finland and is the birthplace of composer Jean Sibelius. Today, it belongs to the region of Tavastia Proper, and is famous for its medieval royal Häme Castle. The Castle is located on the coast of lake Vanajavesi in the city center, which was originally an island, and is traditionally believed to have been built at the end of the 13th century following the legendary Second Swedish Crusade.


Event description and programme

Häme Castle Medieval Society organizes each year the second biggest medieval festival in Finland, involving about 200 reenactors volunteers. More than 19000 visitors take part in various events of the Häme Medieval Fair. Artisans and craft workshops, knights and tournaments, various contests and shows, medieval music and entertainment are examples of the activities included in the programme.

Please contact the Organizers for confirmation and further details.

Info & Contact

Häme Castle Medieval Society / Hämeen linnan keskiaikayhdistys
Address: Linnanpuisto Park, city of Hämeenlinna, region of Tavastia Proper, Finland
Tel.: +35 8408655915
E-mail: sanni.hallanvaara@yahoo.com
Web: http://www.keskiaikamarkkinat.fi
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Hameen.keskiaikamarkkinat

Image: © Piela Auvinen via Hämeen Keskiaikamarkkinat
Text sources: Hämeen Keskiaikamarkkinat, Wikipedia, Visit Finland


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