Autumn Fair at Skansen

By on September 23, 2019

Autumn Fair is held at Skansen on the last weekend in September, 28-29. Experience autumn festivities like in the year 1900 with a market, interesting characters, ancient pastimes‚ music and dancing.

Tradition claims that Michaelmas fairs used to be held all over Sweden. People traded craft wares‚ household necessities and farm animals.

At Skansen the Autumn Fair is an annual fixture at which you will meet tavern waitresses‚ stable-lads‚ farmers and smallholders bringing this year’s produce to market. The fair is organized by Skansen’s Village Institute and it provides a taste of life at a country fair in the old days.

Among the items on sale are textiles‚ woodcrafts‚ household utensils‚ toys‚ vegetables‚ candy‚ cheese‚ bread and buns‚ jams and cordials.

For hungry adults there is traditional pea soup washed down with warm schnapps. Swedish potato dumplings suit the whole family. You can enjoy traditional music performed on the harmonica‚ watch the dancing at the crossroads or learn about ancient pastimes‚ some of them pretty vigorous like tug of war and wrestling. Try keeping your balance on the “greasy pole” and get rid of those aggressions by breaking some china.

Autumn Fair at Skansen starts on Saturday 28 September 2019!

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