Come and enjoy the bounty of Åland harvest! It’s fresh, green, ripe, locally produced and pure pleasure for the eye and taste buds. Åland Harvest Festival will soon be here, and the local farmers will have the chance to showcase their fresh raw produce for visitors.
This popular event highlights the beautiful autumn colors and offers exciting encounters – the consumer meets the producer, young meets the old, the town-dweller meets the farmer.
Something old, something new
This year’s Harvest Festival is arranged for the second time by the association Skördefestens Vänner: The Harvest Festival follows the good tradition: This popular event for the whole family is divided into three themed events – Open Farms, Restaurants and popup activities “Plåpp Åpps”. This year there will be totally 55 open farms, restaurants and Plåpp Åpp activities to visit which is a record so far.
New for this year is that the Island of Sottunga, located between Föglö and Kumlinge, will be attending the Harvest Festival for the first time. The farmers will gather and sell their products, e.g. (root crop) vegetables and handicrafts at the market in the ferry harbour of Sottung. The church and the homestead museum will be open and the restaurant Salteriet will be serving their Harvest Menu.
After the Harvest Festival you can prolong the charming harvest festival atmosphere by signing in as member in the association Skördefestens Vänner. The membership offers you exciting activities year round. There is a lottery where you can win fun countryside experiences approximately every other month, such as milking a cow, harvest potatoes or other fascinating activities.
Open Farms, restaurants and Plåpp Åpp
During the Harvest Festival you can visit the Open Farms all around Åland and enjoy different kinds of activities and program and sample and buy delicious, local products. You have the opportunity to discover Åland countryside and to meet down-to-earth people in beautiful environs.
You can also enjoy delicious and fresh local meals. Also this year the Harvest Festival co-operates with the new Nordic food product – Ny Nordisk Mat Åland. The project highlights the local culinary profile, and the guests get the chance to enjoy an abundance of Ålandic culinary delights. Read more about the restaurants and farms with catering at www.skordefest.ax.
Plåpp Åpp – the Åland variation of temporary pop-up places and events all around Åland. Plåpp Åpp activities give an insight into the daily life of a local farmer and producer.
Hatvest Festival on board
You can experience the Harvest Festival even on board Eckerö Linjen and Viking Line Rosella. Eckerö Linjen, the proud main sponsor for the Åland Harvest Festival, will be serving a special Harvest Festival menu at the á la carte restaurant Rospiggen on 17-29 September as well as a generous game buffet at the restaurant Buffé Bornholm from 26 September until 13 November.
Viking Line Rosella will have a harvest theme on bord during the whole September. The restaurants and menues are inspired by the local products and the products of the season. There will also be some tastings, handicrafts, music and program for children.
Opening hours 2015
Friday and Saturday on 18-19 September at 11 am–9 pm.
Sunday on 20 September at 11 am–4 pm.
Inauguration of the Festival on 18 September at 7 pm in Smart Park, a brand new park for the whole family, in Eckerö.
Welcome to the Harvest Festival on Åland. Enjoy the lovely atmosphere and learn more about the life in the countryside.
Contact person: Liz Mattsson
Jomalagårdsvägen 17 – 2
AX-2215 JOMALA, ÅLAND
Tel: +358 (0) 457 344 5676