Instructions for the re-enactors

Welcome to the camp of the Hollola Medieval Market 15.-19.7.2020 at the shire of Hollola in the year 1400. A Medieval encampment rises in Hollola next to Hollola Church and Kapatuosia hillfort during the medieval fair. The theme of our event is Saint Eustace. The shows during the medieval market will be a tournament on foot (an armoured man to man combat across a fence), a horse tournament, an archery competition and a siege demonstration under the theme ”The Conquest of the Fortress of Love”.

The camp is open from wednesday 15.7.2020 until sunday 19.7.2020. On friday evening there will be a big feast (bring-dish party) for the whole camp.

More information about the shows can be found on each show information page.

Camp has its own Facebook group Hollolan Keskiaikaleiri.

Please do camp registration using registration form.

If you any questions please contact us: leiri@keskiaika.fi

Travelling to Hollola

The event is situated at old Hollola. The best way to get is by car since there is no public transport available at summertime. The GPS address is Rantatie 917, 16710 Hollola.

Public transport will bring you as far as the Lahti railway and bus station Matkakeskus and after that one needs a cab or a pick-up from someone. Pick-ups need to be agreed in advance.

Arrival to the camp

When arriving to the camp please present yourself to the camp chief Maria Heikkinen. Do not start to build your tents before you get a backup of your location. If you come on Saturday you can not drive to the camping area.

The official event opens on Saturday 18.7. 10:00 am but you can come to the camp already on Wednesday 15.7. In the morning. Please give us a note in advance when you are coming.

Departure

The Event closes on Sunday 19.7 at 17:00 pm. Bringing the cars into the camping area before that is prohibited. Please be sure that all modern items are hidden until the end of the event.

Camp pass

Each of the pre-registered campers gets a passport that must be kept at hand at all times, because the event area is guarded also at night time.

Opening hours

  • Saturday 18.7. at 10:00 – 19:00.
  • Sunday 19.7. at 10:00 – 17:00.

Event security info

Event security briefing will be given to all attendants as suitable but there will be no separate gathering for this matter. A safety plan summary will be handed to all the tent elders.

Security

During opening hours first aid personnel can be found at tent marked as “INFO”. While event is closed for audience first aid kit can be found at the same tent. Every security/health incident has to be reported for event safety manager (Juho Nevalainen). In serious security/health incidents call for help at official emergency number 112 and follow the orders. The GPS address is Rantatie 917, 16710 Hollola.

Fireplaces

Only above ground fireplaces allowed. Fireplace has to be as authentic as possible. There has to be at least one fire extinguisher for each fireplace (will be checked that it is up to date). Fire extinguishers for emergency use are located at ticket sale booths, tent marked as “INFO”, at children’s area and at the restaurant.

Camp rules

No smoking at all times except at places clearly marked for smoking as “Tupakkapaikka” / “smoking area”. This restriction is valid also during the feast and after opening hours of the event. Smoking at your fireplace is prohibited. This is a matter of fire security and common health.

Silence at the camp falls at 12pm. After this loud music and singing continues at the fireplace separate from camp area.

There shall be no cars at the event area during opening hours.

Modern items are not to be visible at the camp at any time.

Trading in the camp

Selling your own goods is allowed but they must be confirmed by Minttu Rauha (person in charge of marketing supplies).

Alcoholic beverages

During opening hours drinking alcohol is only allowed at the restaurant and only for over 18 years olds. Even when the event is closed for audience please drink all beverages from a period cup. No bottles or cans visible.

Pets

Re-enactors and market sales personnel are welcome to bring pets with them to the event. For the audience it is prohibited to bring dogs to the area.

Tents

Because we are living the year AD 1400 it is not suitable to have viking A-line tents at the camp. Pavillions, saxons and cones instead are suitable.

Food

Everybody is responsible for their own meals. Warm meals can be purchased from the restaurant tent at lunch hours.There’s a grocery store “Sale” approx. 300 meters from the west gate.

ATM

There is no ATM at the site. Nearest ATM can be found about 15 km east at Salpakangas.

Facilities

Firewood, straw and drinking water are provided to campers, sellers and performers. There are free toilets in the area, but no showers.

Rules for taking photos

Photographing is allowed to all re-enactors during the whole event. We kindly ask you to publish also at #hollolankeskiaika2020.

Personal hygiene

We recommend to wash yourselves at the nearby lake Vesijärvi (about 200m away from the event area).

Please do camp registration using registration form.