September 20, 2015

The Helsinki Baltic Herring Fair – Stadin Silakkamarkkinat

4.-10.10.2015. Market Square.

Fun, Fish and Friends Since 1743

The Helsinki Baltic Herring Fair starting on the first Sunday of October is one of the oldest traditional events in Helsinki and the whole of Finland. Fishermen and women all around Finland are gathering to offer their delicacies made of Baltic Herring. Baltic Herring is like a national fish which has been served in all kinds of occasions from fancy dinner parties to school lunch. Nowadays very few fishermen fish Baltic Herring which makes the fair even more unique. The event is one of the essentials of Helsinki food culture and it represents well the traditions of Helsinki archipelago. The event will take place at the Market Square and the surroundings. A small archipelago village will be also set up next to the Old Market Hall where one can find many delicious delicacies from the archipelago.

#silakka (Baltic Herring in Finnish)

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The event is created to celebrate fish and fishermen and everyone is welcome to explore the beauty of the Baltic Herring and treats of archipelago. It is also a great way to support the local fishermen. There will be a traditional contest to find out the best seasoned fish product as well as the most surprising new product. On Friday 9th of October the event will spread to Torikorttelit and Havis Amanda statue which will be the place to be in the evening if you are into dancing. The tent at Havis Amanda will also host smaller events throughout the week. Keep an eye on the Baltic Herring Market Website to see the full program, vendors and details of the event.

THE HELSINKI BALTIC HERRING FAIR – STADIN SILAKKAMARKKINAT
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Traditional celebration of the fish and fishermen
Location: Kauppatori – The Market Square, Helsinki
Open: from 4th until 10th October, Sun – Fri 7am – 7pm and Sat 7am – 3pm
stadinsilakkamarkkinat.fi
@stadinsilakkamarkkinat
#stadinsilakkamarkkinat

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Featured image by Marita Haukemaa / Visit Helsinki