Traditionally, Michaelmas fairs would be held all over Sweden. People traded craft wares‚ household essentials and farm animals. Skansen’s autumn fair is an annual fixture where you will meet tavern waitresses‚ stable lads‚ farmers and smallholders bringing this year’s produce to market. The fair is organized by Skansen’s Village Institute and provides a taste of life at a country fair in the old days. The items on sale include textiles‚ woodcrafts‚ household utensils‚ toys‚ vegetables‚ candy‚ cheese‚ bread and buns‚ jams and cordials.
You can enjoy traditional music performed on the harmonica‚ watch the dancing at the crossroads or learn about old time pastimes‚ including vigorous activities such as tug of war and wrestling. Try keeping your balance on the “greasy pole” and get rid of those aggressions by smashing some china.