Lohja is called the city of apples with over 200 000 apple trees. The annual Apple Car-nival is a one-day event held in the second half of September during the best apple season in South Finland. The carnival offers a variety of seasonal fruit and vegetables, handicrafts, local food, music, dance and many other cultural programmes. The Ap-ple Carnival tour takes place close to the Lohja city centre in the garden and field of the Lohja Museum. It is a very typical Finn-ish event, where local people and visitors meet each other and visitors catch many local delicacies and have a chance to taste traditional food.. In addition to the stalls there is also a huge and varied programme to enjoy at the festival, including theatre, music and performances by “The happy blacksmith”. Displayed in the field are scare-crows participating in the Finnish scarecrow championships. The museum offers free ad-mission during the carnival day and there are Islandic horses for the children to ride on. In the street by the museum, visitors can admire alpacas, classic cars and motorbikes. The programme culminates with the vote for this year’s “Miss Apple’’.
Package type: half day
Season: September (Apple Carnival is only a one-day event only, held towards the end of every September)
For whom: small groups (min. 8–max. 16)
Services included: guided visit at Lohja Apple Carnival
Type of transport: individual transfer / tour bus