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Helsinki Baltic Herring Fair for the 270th time

Press Release   •   Oct 01, 2012 07:49 GMT

The tradition is alive: The Helsinki Baltic Herring Fair is held on 7–13 October in a maritime atmosphere for the 270th time, when Helsinki celebrates its 200th year as the capital of Finland.

Opening day programme, Sunday, 7 October 2012: 

MAIN STAGE/MARKET SQUARE

11:00 Market is opened, Managing Director of Port of Helsinki Kimmo Mäki
11:15 Music for children, Aarne Alligaattori & Viidakkorumpu
12:00 Herring food show, Sami Garam & Janne Pekkala
12:30 Songs of the sea in the spirit of Helsinki Duo Timjan
13:15 Herring food show, Sami Garam & Janne Pekkala
14.00 Tuomari Nurmio Solo
14:45 The most beautiful fishingboat competition award ceremony, Viaporin telakkasäätiö, Mikko Rytsölä
15:00 Herring food show, Sami Garam & Janne Pekkala
16:00 Herring product competition award ceremony, introduced by Sami Garam & Janne Pekkala

SMALL STAGE/MARKET HALL COURTYARD

11:20 Welcoming address, Sami Garam & Janne Pekkala
11:30 Osteriakatemia herring filleting competition
12:30 Market food jury
13.00 Osteriakatemia herring filleting competition
14:00 Market food jury
14.30 Osteriakatemia herring filleting competition

Additional information:

Communication manager Eeva Hietanen, Port of Helsinki
Phone +358 9 310 33540

Communication officer Soili Rajamäki, Port of Helsinki
Phone + 358 9 310 33555

Communication officer Eeva Poukka, Port of Helsinki,
Phone + 358 9 310 33554