Medieval Fair at Raseborg
Medeltid på Raseborg
14,15.07.2018 (biennial event, last held in 2016)
Raseborgs slottsruin, Snappertuna (Ekenäs/Tammisaari, Nyland region)
medieval fair and tournaments for a two-day full immersion in the Middle Ages with a rich program of events for children and adults in a spectacular Finnish setting with knights' jousting, fireshow, jesters, street theatre, crafts, music, axe throwing, crossbow archery and much more...
Geographical, cultural and historical context
The eminent medieval Castle of Raseborg (Raasepori in Finnish) is located in the former town of Ekenäs, merged in 2009 with several surrounding towns to form a municipality of Raseborg, which took name by the Castle. The Castle itself was founded between 1373 and 1378, with the main purpose to protect Sweden's interests in southern Finland against the Hanseatic city of Tallinn.
Event description and programme
In such a picturesque authentic place the Medieval Fair and Tournaments are held annually, offering a great reconstruction of everyday life and warfare of the Middle Ages. Knights on horseback, sword fighting, jesters, music and a market full of craftsmen and goods create the true medieval spirit around the Castle of Raseborg. The medieval market offers everything from iron and pottery to honey goodies. There are contests of axe throwing, archery, and itinerant artists hold their shows of fire, magic and juggling.
Please contact the Organizers for confirmation and further details.
Info & Contact
Raseborgs Medeltida Sällskap
Address: Raseborgs Slottsväg 100, 10710 Snappertuna/Raseborg
Tel.: +358 (0) 407001233
Raseborg Castle / Raseborgs Slott
Address: 10700 Snappertuna
Tel.: +358 (0) 50 5970802
Images: Raseborgs Medeltida Sällskap
Text sources: Raseborgs Medeltida Sällskap, Wikipedia, Raseborg Castle
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Promos and video reportages of the event: