Autumn in Raseborg

Raseborg is a well-known summer city, but did you know that autumn is actually one of the most delightful seasons to visit? During this time, Raseborg offers its best with fantastic harvest products at colorful harvest markets

After a summer full of events, there is still plenty of energy left for an eventful autumn in Raseborg. Raseborg hosts a large number of autumn events, from music festivals to food markets. Check out Raseborg’s Event Guide for tips on upcoming events. Here are some highlights of the autumn gatherings:

To keep you all cheered up even on rainy days, Raseborg has several museums and art galleries with
changing exhibitions. Please note that the art museum Chappe will be closed during 4.9-26.10 due to change of exhibition. 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.

In September, the Metronom Light Festival will take place for the second 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 9 days starting from 8 of September

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. If the timetables of the local market events do not match withyour 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 Fridays. 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!

This year there is also the traditional Autumn Market in Ekenäs, with approximately 270 vendors on September 21-22. The market also traditionally features an amusement park Tivoli Sariola, offering entertainment for the whole family. The traditional autumn market is held in Ekenäs, at the address Flemingsgatan 19. The amusement park will be open from Wednesday, 20th September, from 4 PM to 8 PM, continuing on Thursday, 21st September, from 12 PM to 8 PM, and Friday, 22nd September, from 12 PM to 10 PM.

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. The top local food event in Raseborg is definitely the Slow Food Festival in Fiskars, which is being organized for the 13th time this year. At the event you can get to know, taste and enjoy good, clean and fair local food! Around 40-50 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.

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.

Visit Raseborg - cycling - photo Kjell Svenskberg

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? For golf enthusiasts Raseborg also offers three excellent golf courses. Check all the alternatives for sporty activities here.

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.