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Onion and fish day and Seto Michaelmas Day

On October 7th from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM.

When the autumn field work and grazing are over, it is time to celebrate properly. Onion and fish day will be part of the harvest day of the Setos and Old Believers. As both communities are famous for their vegetable gardening and fishing skills, there is a fair where you can buy the best Peipsi onions, various fish and other goodies. In the farms you can get acquainted with Peipsiveere and Setu food culture and handicrafts. 

The fair is open from 10 AM to 4 PM.
Activities on farms from 11 AM to 4 PM.

The village green between Seto Farm and the Peipus Russian dwelling 10 AM - 4 PM

  • The Fair of Onions, Fish, and Other Delights from the Peipsi Region.
  • Seto folk games and trials of strength.
  • Peipsi onion knowledge contest.
  • Introduction to gardening and garden produce at the Estonian Open Air Museum.

12.00   Seto Michaelmas Day opening, Seto greetings.

12.30   Concert of Seto Folklore Ensemble Sõsarõ.

13.30   Slavic folk songs concert (Sander Udikas(accordion), Konstantin Sedov (guitar).

14:30-16:00  "Kargus" Seto dance.

In the old dwelling of Seto Farm

11.00-14.00 Abundance Puppet Workshop.

14.00 Tips for preserving and storing Seto dishes (Elvi Nassar).


In the new dwelling of Seto Farm

11.00 - 14.00 Seto onion and fish dishes.


Peipus Russian dwelling  from 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM.

Pavel Varunin's workshop on printing old-believer lubok prints at the Peipsimaa Heritage Center's printing press. Old-believer onion and fish dishes.

How to gome to the museum?

On October 7, both the main gate and the back gate of the museum will be open (about 1 km in the direction of Kakumäe). Buses No. 21 and 21B will take you to the museum (the nearest bus stop to the Setu farm and the House of an Old Believer is Õismäe Raba). Buses No. 41 and 41b lead from the museum to the city center. You can park your car for free in the parking lot at the main gate as well as in the parking lot behind the museum.

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