Autumn in Raseborg

In autumn, the local food region Raseborg offers its best with fantastic harvest products in colorful markets and other local food events.

Harvest season with local delicacies

Did you know Raseborg is a real paradise for lovers of locally produced food? Our city is righteously proud of our large number of fresh and unique local food products and the many skillful entrepreneurs behind them. For a foodie the best time to travel to Raseborg is undoubtedly autumn, when our markets are brimming with wonderful harvest products. This year there is also the traditional Autumn Market in Ekenäs, with approximately 270 vendors on September 22-23. The market also traditionally features an amusement park Tivoli Sariola, offering entertainment for the whole family.

If the timetables of the local market events do not match with your schedule, you can always order products from the local REKO food groups of either Karis or Ekenäs. The order is made in beforehand on Facebook, and you can pick your purchase from the joint sharing event on Friday’s. Handy, don’t you think? By this you will know whose products you are buying and where your money is going, while you simultaneously get to meet the producers!

Myyjän paikallistuotteita pursuava tiski Slow Food Festivaaleilla / A counter selling local food products in Slow Food Festival

Raseborg has a broad network of farmers, producers of local food and other entrepreneurs that make unique artisan products. In our region we have, for example, several bakeries, breweries, a distillery, a cheese factory, a dairy and even a winery that produces exciting natural wines! Slow Food Västnyland association as gathered on their website a map and a conclusive list of all the places that sell locally produced food in our region. The list pieces together all the farms that directly sell their products, the shops that sell the products and farms that offer self-picking of berries. You can also get a pocket guide containing the same information from the tourist information point in Ekenäs. The guide is also given out in many cafés and shops around Raseborg as well as from the website and Facebook of Slow Food Västnyland.

The top local food event in Raseborg is definitely the Slow Food Festival in Fiskars in October, which is being organized for the 11th time. At the event you can get to know, taste and enjoy good, clean and fair local food! Around 70 local producers take part in the annual Slow Food Festival.

Sports and outdoor activities in Raseborg

Is there a better combination than outdoor sports and the refreshing autumn air? In Raseborg, the nature is always just around the corner and in autumn the nature is more beautiful than ever. You can take a walk in old forests, find your way to the shore of a beautiful lake, and fall in love with the calming nature of the archipelago. On top of the wonderful views, many of the nature trails also have historical value.

Nainen menossa sienestämään / A woman going mushroom-picking

For hiking enthusiasts, the Västerby Outdoor Recreation Centre is a great option. In the area we recommend hiking around the popular Enchanted Forest Path, that offers both old forests and beautiful lake views. Or why not take a ferry trip to admire the wonderful archipelago scenery of Kopparö nature trail on Skåldö? Even in the historical ironworks villages of Billnäs and Fiskars you can hike in the beautiful, historically interesting trails. You can check out all our region’s nature trails here.

If you feel comfortable on the saddle of a bike, and are not afraid of challenges, the mountain biking routes of Fiskars Village Trail Center is something you cannot miss. The center has several routes of different degrees of difficulty, all in magnificent scenery. While biking you get to enjoy the fresh fall air and afterwards you can satisfy your hungry stomach in one of the popular restaurants in Fiskars Village. If you are looking for a real adrenaline boost as well as amazing views, you should give a try to the downhill biking routes of Påminne Bike Park.

Nuori pyöräilee Fiskars Village Trail Centerin reitillä, taustalla metsää ja järvi / A young boy biking in the trails Fiskars Village Trail Center, with forest and a lake in the background

The opportunities for outdoor activities and nature experiences do not end here. How about going for a horse-riding trip or checking out one of our many disc golf or padel courses? Or how does bouldering in Västerby Outdoor Recreation Centre sound like? For golf enthusiasts Raseborg also offers three excellent golf courses. Check all the alternatives for sporty activities here.

A cultural autumn in Raseborg

A broad variety of autumn events are annually arranged in Raseborg. From the event calendar of Raseborg, as well as on our  Facebook site, you can get inspired by all the upcoming events.

In September, the Metronom Light Festival will take place for the first time in the courtyard of Svartå Manor. Metronom combines light art and electronic music. Light and video art will be displayed throughout Svartå Manor Park. Most of the works will be on display for 10 days starting from 16 of September.

October 28-30 will also see the fourth edition of the Dark Weekend, a celebration of autumn’s embracing darkness.

To keep you all cheered up even on rainy days, Raseborg has several museums and art galleries with changing exhibitions. After a day full fun activities, you can curl up in the comfy chairs of one of our two retro style cinemas, Bio Forum in Ekenäs or Bio Pallas in Karis.

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Guided tours

Raseborg is a treasure trove of exciting stories and funny anecdotes. We have plenty to tell you about the colourful personalities of our region and our small but long-established towns and villages and the changes they have experienced over the years. In the absence of other trips, we highly recommend a trip back in time with a professional guide – it will bring history and people from the past closer together, and you’ll see how much history is all around us. You can choose between a dramatized or historical tour, and all the available options can be found here. Remember, too, that many guides are happy to tailor tours to your wishes. So do not hesitate to contact Raseborg Guides directly, for example.

Opas ja yleisöä Tammisaaressa / A guide with a group in Ekenäs

In Raseborg, you can also go on guided outdoor tours, where you can try a wide range of outdoor activities with the help of local experts. For example, you can try kayaking or an electric bike with a guide, or hike from the Fiskars pond to Billnäs with a guide.