Åland spring fair in May
The Åland spring fair takes place each year during the last weekend of May, in the time of the apple blossoms and spring asparagus. Open farms, restaurants and cafés welcome visitors all over Åland. With the help of the event website and programme map, visitors can explore the hidden gems of the Åland countryside and celebrate spring with locally produced foods and crafts.
Guests can visit local breweries, witness the crowning of the Åland’s best hamburger chef, taste handcrafted cheeses at a local dairy, explore bee farming, pet little lambs, go on a pig safari, enjoy freshly harvested asparagus with a good drink or go on a hiking tour to learn about the edible spring plants of the wild.
Everything for sale at the Åland Harvest Festival is produced on Åland. All Åland Harvest Festival restaurants follow Åland’s cooking manifesto. It means that they cook and serve foods from seasonal and locally produced ingredients.
All activities and farms are marked with their own number on the map so that visitors can easily find their way. The most convenient way of getting around is by car, but the main event sponsor Eckerö Linjen will also arrange a bus tour of the fair on Saturday while many tour operators from Finland also make trips to the spring festival. The tour will start at the main bus station in Mariehamn and stop at a few carefully chosen fair destinations during the day.
Package type: 2 days
For whom: individuals / groups
Duration of the programme: Sat 11:00–20:00, Sun 11:00–17:00
Type of transport: individual transfer / tour bus
LOCATION: Åland island