Turku takes its annual look back to the past once again.

THE annual fave, Turku’s Medieval Market is once again being held in the country’s former capital, bringing together people under the medieval banner from 27 to 30 June.

Held at the Old Great Square of Turku, the Medieval Market is Finland’s largest medieval and historical event. Offering a range of entertainment around the market area, various vendors will share their wares with the public, offering the chance to purchase handicrafts, art and medieval delicacies. With participants decked out in authentic garb, knights, lectures and guided tours can be found during the festival, along with musicians, actors, dancers and circus performers.

Once again several vendors from around Finland and abroad gather to the market place offer a wide selection of works by craftsmen. Products made of natural material, ornaments, clothing, blacksmith wares, fine art and medieval delicacies can be found. Searching for a knight’s sword, or perhaps a medieval maiden’s headgear? Then this is the place for you. Furthermore, indulge your taste buds with the likes of medieval sausage and smoked fish.

Turku’s Medieval Market
27 – 30 June
Old Great Square of Turku

For those seeking some horsing around, Rohan Stables organises their famous horse tournament shows at a new whole new venue this year.

James O’Sullivan
Photo: Anna Gradistanac