Programme

The Medieval Market offers a wide range of entertainment all around the market area: vendors with high quality handicrafts and medieval delicacies, skillful handicraftsmen, fierce knights, interesting lectures and guided tours in addition to musicians, actors, dancers and circus performers, who provide a memorable experience for the whole family!

On this page you will find information about the programme and venues.

The market venue

Markkina-alue

  1. Information Stall
  2. The Market Square
  3. The Work Exhibition Area
  4. The Activities Area for Children
  5. The Priests House
  6. Teini’s Beer House
  7. The Riverside
  8. The Hall of the Old Town Hall
  9. First Aid (Itäinen Rantakatu)

THU. 27th JUNE ‒ FRI. 28th JUNE

The Market Square open 12−20

The Market Square
14.30 Welcome to the Market of the Year 1399! (Theatre)
15.00 Laundry Washers Promote and Gossip (Theatre)
15.30 Unicorn (Theatre)
16.00 Preachers Preach at the Market Square (Theatre)
16.30 Appreciation for the Work and the Workers (Theatre)
17.00 Theatre Group Leikarit Present Themselves (Theatre)
17.30 Nobles’ Stand On Ceremony Fritters Away (Theatre)
18.00 Do The Laymen and Dominicans Fit on the Same Square? (Theatre)
18.30 Love and Mystic for the Visitors (Theatre)
19.00 What Truly Is True on the Market? (Theatre)
19.30 Last Wishes, Blessing and a Closing Dance (Theatre and Dance)

The Activities Area for Children
12−20 Medieval Games
12.15 WarusSeppäin Kilta: Swordmen’s Rehearsal
13.15 Princess School (For children)
14.15 Knight School (For children)
15.15 Nostra & Damus: The Great Flea Circus (Only on Friday)
16.15 Comissatores Aboenses: Music School for Children
17.15 Jesters Performing (Circus)
18.15 Unikankare Medieval Society: Medieval Dance (Dance)
19.15 Unikankare Medieval Society: Medieval Dance (Dance)

The Priest’s House
12.15 Pukinsarven Trööttääjät (Music)
13.15 Jesters Performing (Circus)
14.15 Härkätien Leikarit (Music)
14.45 The Various Residents and Guests of the Priests’ House (Theatre)
15.15 Satu Lankinen (Music)
15.45 The Kids Do Know (Theatre)
16.15 Jesters Performing (Circus)
16.45 What Would the Bishop Say (Theatre)
17.15 Räikkä (Music)
17.45 The Bishop Visits the Priests’ House (Theatre)
18.15 Comissatores Aboenses (Music)
18.45 Before Night Falls Bickers and Secrets Are Resolved (Theatre)

Teini’s Beer House
13.00 Tuhkatarha (Music)
14.00 Satu Lankinen (Music)
15.00 WarusSeppäin Kilta: Swordmen’s Rehearsal
16.00 Räikkä (Music)
17.00 Härkätien Leikarit (Music)
18.00 Satu Lankinen (Music)
19.00 Pukinsarven Trööttääjät (Music)

The Riverside
12.00 Jesters Performing (Circus)
13.00 Härkätien Leikarit (Music)
14.00 Nostra & Damus: The Great Flea Circus (Only on Friday)
15.00 Jesters Performing (Circus)
16.00 Tuhkatarha (Music)
17.00 Pukinsarven Tröötöttäjät (Circus)
18.00 Jesters Performing (Circus)
19.00 Tuhkatarha (Music)

 

The Hall of the Old Town Hall
Thursday
Public Lectures by TUCEMEMS: Beliefs and Everyday Life in Medieval Turku (In Finnish)

12.00 MA Jussi Kinnunen: The Evolution and Topography of River Aura During Medieval Times
12.30 MA Ilari Aalto: Saint Peters’ Key and St. Olaf’s Axe – Brickmakers’ Markings in Medieval Turku
13.00 Break
13.30 MA Sara Norja: From Lead to Gold – Alchemy in the Medieval World
14.30 MA Vilma Mättö: Mythical Creatures in Medieval Times
15.00 PhD Reima Välimäki: Sacred and Hypocritical Priests in Late Medieval Times
15.30 PhD Jenni Kuuliala: The Miracles of Punishments in Late Medieval Times

Friday
13.00 Medieval Fashion Show
14.30 Medieval Fashion Show

 

Porthan Park
Härkäpää Saht Buar: Beer and Herbs in Viking Age and Medieval times
Thu 27.6. 16.30 Härkäpää Swaps Stories: What Are the Ancient Prime Beers?
Fri   28.6. 15.15 Mika Laitinen: What Did They Drink in the Viking Feasts?

Pinella’s Event Tent
Thu 27.6. 20.30 On the Dark Side of Medieval Times
The Days of the Market Are Bright, but at Night We Shall Take a Peak to the Dark Side.
Superstition, Astrology, the Horrors of Purgatory and Hell, Plague and Torture
Talking alongside Pints by Doctors Tom Linkinen, Mari-Liisa Varila and Reima Välimäki.

 

SAT. 30th JUNE ‒ SUN. 1st JULY

The Market Square open 12−18

The Market Square
12.30 Welcome to the Market of the Year 1399! (Theatre)
13.00 Laundry Washers Promote and Gossip (Theatre)
13.30 Unicorn (Theatre)
14.00 Preachers Preach at the Market Square (Theatre)
14.30 Appreciation for the Work and the Workers (Theatre)
15.00 Theatre Group Leikarit Present Themselves (Theatre)
15.30 Nobles’ Stand On Ceremony Fritters Away (Theatre)
16.00 Do The Laymen and Dominicans Fit on the Same Square? (Theatre)
16.30 Love and Mystic for the Visitors (Theatre)
17.00 What Truly Is True on the Market? (Theatre)
17.30 Last Wishes, Blessing and a Closing Dance (Theatre and Dance)

The Activities Area for Children
12−18 Medieval Games
12.15 WarusSeppäin Kilta: Swordmen’s Rehearsal
13.15 Princess School (For children)
14.15 Knight School (For children)
15.15 Nostra & Damus: The Great Flea Circus
16.15 Comissatores Aboenses: Music School for Children

The Priest’s House
12.15 Muskotti (Music)
12.45 The Various Residents and Guests of the Priests’ House (Theatre)
13.15 Jesters Performing (Circus)
13.45 The Kids Do Know (Theatre)
14.15 Räikkä (Music)
14.45 What Would the Bishop Say (Theatre)
15.15 Jesters Performing (Circus)
15.45 The Bishop Visits the Priests’ House (Theatre)
16.15 Tuhkatarha (Music)
16.45 Before Night Falls Bickers and Secrets Are Resolved (Theatre)
17.00 Härkätien Leikarit (Music)

Teini’s Beer House
12.30 Tuhkatarha (Music)
13.00 Härkätien Leikarit (Music)
13.30 Muskotti & Unikankare (Music & Dance)
14.30 Nostra & Damus: The Great Flea Circus
15.00 Satu Lankinen (Music)
15.30 WarusSeppäin Kilta: Swordmen’s Rehearsal
16.00 Muskotti & Unikankare (Music & Dance)
16.30 Räikkä (Music)
17.00 Comissatores Aboenses (Music)

The Riverside
12.00 Jesters Performing (Circus)
12.30 Nostra & Damus: The Great Flea Circus
13.00 Räikkä (Music)
13:30 Satu Lankinen (Music)
14.00 Jesters Performing (Circus)
14.30 Härkätien Leikarit (Music)
15.00 Tuhkatarha (Music)
15.30 Räikkä (Music)
16.00 Jesters Performing (Circus)
16.30 Satu Lankinen (Music)
17.00 Jesters Performing (Circus)

The Hall of the Old Town Hall
Saturday
The stories invade The Old Town Hall!
13.00 Anna-Maria Toivonen: A Story of a Bat (Storytelling performance)
15.00 Anna-Maria Toivonen: Story workshop: Stories, market memories and singing in the medieval ambience
17.00 Anna-Maria Toivonen: Heluna-Cow and the Giants (storytelling performance)

Sunday
General Lectures by Finnish Numismatic Society (In Finnish)

13.00 Tuukka Talvio: Money Replicas in Finland in the 1000’s
14.00 Frida Ehrnsten: Medieval Use of Money in the City and Countryside
15.00 Yrjö Hyötyniemi: Rahalyönti Viipurissa

 

Porthan Park
Saturday
Härkäpää Saht Buar
13.30 Mika Laitinen: What Does the Home-brewed Beer Tell about Viking Age’s and Medieval Time’s Beer?
14.30 Satu Hovi: Herbs as Spices for Beer
16.00 Satu Hovi: Herbs as Spices in Medieval Times

Sunday
Härkäpää Saht Buar
13.30 Härkäpää Swaps Stories: Women as the Masters and Men as the Makers of Prime Beer

 

Evening Programme

Thursday 27th of June
Neo-Medieval Music -event Visits the Riverboat Donna
The Medieval Market spreads to the pictorial riverside Aura.
Antti Alanko steps on the stage on Thursday at 9.00 p.m.!
K-20. Free entrance.

 

Friday 28th of June
Medieval Jam Session
Comissatores Aboenses celebrates their 20-year
Career on The Medieval market by provinding dance music for the
dancers of Unikankare Medieval Society
at the yard of the Restaurant Teini from 9 p.m. onwards.
R-18. Free entrance!

 

Friday 28th of June
Neo-Medieval Music -event
Neo-Medieval Music -event at Bar Kuka
on Friday at 9.00 p.m. On the stage: Mummin Kullat!
R-20. Free entrance!

 

Saturday 29th of June
TeiniFolk
Event for latter folkmusic
at the yard of restaurant Teini on Saturday at 9.00 p.m.
Music by Twelve Bar Ravens, Hiskin Pimpulat
and Limbo! R-18. Free entrance!
Pre-party starts already at 6.15 p.m.!