Slow Food Festival 2018

The 9th Slow Food Festival will take place in Fiskars Village, 1 hr west of Helsinki, on the first weekend in October. Nearly 80 producers from Uusimaa and Varsinais-Suomi in southern Finland get together for the weekend to sell and market their products and services. There will also be a variety of workshops and tastings with producers and chefs. Part of the program is in English i.e a coffee tasting, a berry tasting with representatives from Slow Food Riga and a lecture by Johan K Dal from Slow Food Copenhagen.

The Slow Food Festival 2018 will again take place in Fiskars Village: in the old Granary, in the Copper Smithy and at the Workshop Square. Tastings and workshops will be in Lukaali Conference Center nearby; the address there is Fiskarsintie. All producers at the Slow Food festival act according to the principles for Slow Food: all food should be GOOD, CLEAN and FAIR.

GOOD: high quality, delicious and healthy food
CLEAN: production that does not harm the environment
FAIR: accessible prices for consumers and fair conditions and pay for producers

Among the participants will be fishermen, bakers, meat producers, farmers and various food craftsmen. Many restaurants and cafés will as well be offering their delicacies to visitors.


Good to know

  • The festival is open both Saturday and Sunday from 10 am to 4 pm.
  • Entrance to the festival area is 1 €, and for parking we charge 2 € per car.
  • If you don't have a car, you can get to the festival also by train and bus, see detailed information about bus transportation here.


Detailed festival programme on the Slow Food website.

The ninth Slow Food festival is organized by the Slow Food Västnyland-association

For more information, please contact:
Mikael Kokkonen
Mobile 045 6122503 /

Chairperson Diana Lindholm
mobile. +358 500 776 156 /

PR&press Bitte Westerlund
mobile +358 40 524 7743 /

Programmes: Natalia Teikola
mobile +358 50 3251 804

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