Come and experience the Middle Ages
in Hämeenlinna

Forget your everyday life and immerse yourself into the Middle Ages!

The Häme Medieval Festival is a magical and unique historical event

We are the only medieval festival in Finland that has been history themed for 25 years.

One tip to get you started! Set aside plenty of time for feeling the festival atmosphere, as there is so much to see and do throughout the whole day. We guarantee this weekend will be one of the best.

The most anticipated weekend of the summer!

Get in the festival spirit and enjoy history

Everyone is welcome to us – friends, families, groups, colleagues, enthusiasts and any guests who love festivals.

The entrance ticket price includes more activities than you can imagine. You can run into entertainers, troubadours and acrobats among the crowds of visitors. Historic camps are part of your fascinating experience. You can follow the campers’ activities from the side, or be a part of history yourself.

A stunning war horse camp has been built in the castle’s park and vikings clash in a fierce tournament. There is fun and play in the children’s village too, as well as cute farm animals that everyone loves to pet.

Domestic and international orchestras take the stage throughout the day. The mood in Tavernapiha intensifies as the evening falls, and people are intoxicated by the music and dancing.

If this is not enough for you, on Friday and Saturday you can make your day even more climactic with separate tickets to the Tournament Arena or the fantastic banquets.

Why participate?

Immerse yourself in the Middle Ages and history


Enjoy the historical experiences and find unique wares in the marketplace.


This will be a memorable day for the whole family


Take amazing selfies


See the vikings’ exciting lifestyles, and the breathtaking tournaments of the knights


Let your night culminate in the tavern, where over a thousand guests gather and dance so excitedly they shake the ground.

which day will you pick?

Friday August 16th

Friday is the best day for shopping. Many merchants have small batches of handmade, unique wares that sell out quickly. If you’re looking to bu something special, it’s worth coming on Friday already, as that’s when you’ll still be able to shop in peace.
Friday is also great day for groups. Come to the festival in the afternoon and spend your evening relaxing in the Tavern. There is a separate Friday group ticket is on sale for this. On both Friday and Saturday the valley of lanterns lights up at 9PM.

Saturday August 17th

Saturday is the festival’s super day. On Saturday, people throng the festival alleys, and move towards the Tavern yard with a fun evening in mind. This is your day if you love a frenetic festival atmosphere. Like on Friday, Saturday also has a separate ticket that lets you enjoy the fire show and tournament events in the arena.

Sunday August 18th

Sunday August 18th

Sunday is the best day for families with children. The little ones can easily admire Metsänpeitto’s fantasy group and hear stories from the Middle Ages. For those seeking excitement there are buhurt matches, fencing and the war horse camp. Sunday is a picnic day meant for the whole family in Caste Park near Children’s village, where you can pet cute domesticated animals and try fighting with soft buffer swords.

Come as yourself or rent a costume

Dressing up is part of the experience. Now you have the opportunity to jump into a role and have an adventure in the medieval atmosphere dressed as a princess, knight or monk.

Rent or buy a costume and become one with history.
But if you feel more comfortable in your own clothes, that doesn’t stop you from having fun in the festival atmosphere.

Bring your whole family for a day in the Middle Ages

On the festival area you may also find witches, magicians and fantastical characters who entertain the little ones. At the petting zoo, animals of all kinds will delight the whole family. Young visitors will find all sorts of activities in the children’s village, where they can find games in the spirit of the medieval times

A picnic on the outskirts of the Viking village or a lunch in the Tavern is part of the experience. The best family day of the summer is celebrated in the Middle Ages!