Hämeenlinnan keskiaikafestivaalit (the Medieval festival of Hämeenlinna) is a traditional historically themed event with over 20 years of successful running time. Nowadays the festival’s yearly visitor count is up to over 25 thousand people, and it’s safe to say the festival is the biggest medieval themed event in Finland. Tens of performers, hundreds of merchants and historical enthusiasts all gather at Häme castle’s lands from all around Finland and overseas to enjoy the magical atmosphere.
Medieval Festival 2022
This year the festival is in 19.-21.9.2022. The week includes the medieval mass, Bailiff’s fire tournaments, Kireen Kypärän Tavern and performers, Viking and Buhurt combats as well as animal friends and the area for children. For a full medieval experience there is all kinds of program luring also international visitors in.
There will also be several hundred campers who arrive often as early as Wednesday to enjoy the medieval atmosphere with us until Sunday evening. The camping areas are divided by themes: Vikings, Medieval Camp, Fantasy Camp for medieval fantasy fans and Plastic Camp for ordinary campers. To camp in certain area one should have the kind of tent and beddings the theme requires. Last years speciality, the war horse camp will be returning also this year. Join and bring your horse, donkey or pony with you. There’s a tournamet area in the campsite and stalls for your horses.
Performers and market sellers bring internationality to the event, and many arrive from Eastern European countries as well as all over Europe. The spectacular view of the castle and the medieval music in the background with the medieval market area and workshops create an overall experience that is difficult to achieve anywhere else. Smells and sounds of the alley of blacksmiths, soap makers, dyers of yarns, medieval weapons are all there to see and experience.
Come, see and experience medieval Häme with us!