The roots of Häme Medieval Festival are deep around the medieval Häme Castle. The once small market-event has grown to a glorious festival that offers medieval experiences and culture for all daring to step inside the walls of the medieval village.
Medieval Festival 2021
Häme Medieval Festival is the biggest historical festival in Finland and is also one of the most well known events in the Kanta-Häme area. In 2019 there was a record of 28 500 visitors and last year despite the Covid-19 virus we had little over 23 000 visitors. Small event had grown as a remarkable festival changing the surroundings of the castle as a colorful one-week-trip to the medieval times in every August.
This year the festival is in 20.-22.8.2021. The week includes the medieval mass, fire tournament, 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.
There will be also several hundred campers who arrive often already on Wednesday to enjoy the medieval atmosphere with us until Sunday evening. The camping areas are divided by themes: Vikings, Medieval Camp, Knights, 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. This years speciality is the war horse camp where you can join if you take your horse, donkey or pony with you. There will be own tournamet area in campsite and stalls for your horses.
Performers and market sellers bring internationality to the event, many arrive from Eastern European countries as well as all over Europa. Spectacular view of the castle and the medieval music on the background, 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!