Onion and Fish Day

  • Adult fee 8 €

    Discount fee 6 €

    Family fee 16 €

October 5, 2019 from 10 a.m. to 3 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 which we celebrate already for the tenth time. We pass on the vegetable gardening and fishing knowledge of the Setos and Old Believers, teach preserving and canning and, introduce the autumnal festive dishes.

Authentic Estonian delicacies and finer handicrafts can be bought from the fair.       


The village green between Seto farm and Peipus-Russian dwelling

From 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Onion and fish fair

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

Woodcut print workshop

Folk games and trials of strength

Seto Michaelmas party

At 1 p.m. – a concert by leelo choir Sõsarõ (traditional Seto singing)

At 2 p.m. – a quiz game „How well do you know the fish?“


In the older dwelling of Seto farm

At 11 a.m. – Michaelmas sermon in Seto dialect

From 12 noon to 3 p.m. – Workshop – making fortune dolls.


In the newer dwelling of Seto farm

From 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Cooking traditional onion and fish dishes from Setomaa.


In the barn of Seto farm

From 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Seto Michaelmas community party

At 12 noon Saša Beresta and Konstantin Sedov sing Russian folk songs

At 2.15 p.m. – A speed lecture about the famous Peipus onion.

At 2.30 p.m. – Anneli Banner presents her popular book „The history of our gardens“


At Peipus-Russian dwelling

From 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Peipus-Russian cuisine workshop „Seven dishes from an onion“

Chicory processing workshop