Onion and Fish Day

  • Adult fee 8 €

    Discount fee 6 €

    Family fee 16 €

October 6, 2018, at 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.


When all the field labour and cattle chores are done, it is time to celebrate. In the beginning of October we invite Seto and Peipus-Russian communities to take a breath and enjoy the fruits of their hard work.

On this day you can take part in a merry Seto Michaelmas party. We pass on the vegetable gardening and fishing knowledge of the Setos and Old Believers and introduce the autumnal festive dishes.


The surroundings of Seto farm and Peipus-Russian dwelling and village green

Fair of onion, fish and other food products.

Everyone can try a cup of tea boiled in a samovar.

Michaelmas food and drinks by Kolu Inn.

Endrik Tõnsberg gives tips on how to handle and prepare fish.

At 1 p.m. - Concert by Seto choir Sõsarõ


The old dwelling of Seto farm

At 11.30 a.m. - Sermon in Seto dialect

At 12.30 p.m. - 4 p.m. – Workshopcrafting dolls that bring good luck.


The new dwelling of Seto farm

Cooking traditional onion and fish dishes from Setomaa.


On the village green of Seto farm

Folk games and trials of strength.


At Peipus-Russian dwelling

At 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. - Cooking traditional Peipus-Russian onion and fish dishes.

At 12 p.m. – 3 p.m. - Workshop by Pavel Varunin carving your own woodblocks for woodcut printing.


At the barn of Seto farm

At 12 p.m. A concert of folklore ensemble Suprjadki.




NB! Entrance at the main gate and also from the rear gate of the museum (ca 1 km from the main gate, in the direction of Kakumäe).



By car: free parking at the museum main gate car park and the rear gate car park (about 1 km from the main gate, in the direction of Kakumäe).

Public transport: buses 21 and 21B stop at the museum’s main gate (stop Rocca al Mare). Or take bus 22, 42, 43 and get off at the Zoo stop; the museum is a 15 minute walk away along the seaside road. Back to the city centre takes bus nr 41 or 41B. For public transport timetables, visit soiduplaan.tallinn.ee

City Tour: blue route buses stop by the museum’s main gate. Times: www.citytour.ee