09/20/2019 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 09/20/2019 00:17
The Helsinki Baltic Herring Market will be held at the Helsinki Market Square 6-12 October 2019. The Market Square, the western harbour basin known as Cholera Basin, and the Lyypekinlaituri waterfront at the square will be filled with fishermen, seasonal delicacies and diverse programme from Sunday to Saturday. Thirty fishermen will be selling their products at the market.
Fishermen will sell their products directly from boats and from booths. The market will be open from 9 to 19 (9 a.m. to 7 p.m.) Sunday to Friday, and from 7 to 15 (7 a.m. to 3 p.m.) on Saturday.
In addition to fishermen, the Helsinki Baltic Herring Market will be joined by local and organic food vendors. The traditional sailing vessels Albanus, Vivan, Olga, Joanna Saturna and Valborg will be moored at the square throughout the week. The vessels can be visited during market hours, and there will be more food sales on the vessels. The Baltic Herring Market will be followed immediately by a theme day celebrating traditional sailing vessels on 12 October, which will bring Finland's tall ships to the South Harbour.
Lighthouse Boat Vinga to serve as the market stage
Lighthouse Boat Vinga, built in 1926, will be the stage and arena for the Helsinki Baltic Herring Market's programme. Helsinki Mayor Jan Vapaavuori will declare the market open on Vinga's deck at 11 a.m. on 6 October.
On the opening day, Vinga will host the Herring Jury, tasked to taste and evaluate the traditional seasoned herrings and the herring surprises on sale. The winners will be announced in the afternoon from the stage on Vinga's deck.
Vinga's deck will also host The Helsinki Distilling Company's Aquavit Bar, offering cold and hot drinks and snacks.
Map of Helsinki Baltic Herring Market
The numbered participants of the Helsinki Baltic Herring Market at Market Square, from top to bottom and from left to right: political parties, fishermen's trucks and vans, and refrigerator trucks and vans; coffee tents on the opening day and fishermen's booths; fishermen's boats, sailing vessels, moored boats and booths
Highlights of Helsinki Baltic Herring Market's programme