Whitefish Festival

Jakobsmäss (The last Sunday in July) is the time of the year when then whitefish is traveling upstream. For centuries the locals have celebrated the arrival of the whitefish with a harvest festival, to honor the whitefish on both the Swedish and Finnish side of Kukkolaforsen.

People from far and near gathered to celebrate the wandering whitefish´s arrival and to enjoy the grilled and smoked whitefish.

Kukkolaforsen is surrounded by a lovely smell of fresh grilled and smoked whitefish. The whitefish is grilled in the traditional Kukkola way on a stick and over an open fire. Not many visitors can resist that. The whitefish festival is a culinary feast.

Even if the whitefish is the central part of the festival, it also offers a wide range of activities. Whitewater rafting is popular and there will be local artists, folk music, dance, and entertainment.

2019

26/7 Friday
11:00-16:00 Local food market
PUB EVENING with entertainment, quiz and music.
We will draw the tickets for all checked in guests at 21:00
Offer: Selected pizzas + beer/cider/soft drink 150:-

27/7 Saturday
11:00 Yoga with Katarina Woolley. Free entrance!
11:00 Whitefish grilling
11:00 Quiz walk (deadline to hand in answers 18:00)
11:00-12:00 Demonstration of of the mill and grounding of flour
11:30 Margit cooks our famous whitefishsalad!
13:00-14:00 Demonstration of the sawmill.
14:00 Tales from old whitefish festivals with Svante
14:30 Demonstration of the building of the pata and whitefish fishing with the bagnets
15:00 Icecream rain sponsored by SIA
15:30 Demonstration of the building of the pata and whitefish fishing with the bagnets
16:00 Music on the terracce
21:00 PUB entertainment
22:00 Ticket drawing for the checking in guests and price giving for the quiz walk

27/7 Whitefish buffet in the restaurant
At 12, 14, 16 & 18, 395:-
Book a table to info@kukkolaforsen.se or call +46922-31000

28/7 Sunday
11:00 Yoga with Katarina Woolley. Free entrance!
11:00-12:00 Demonstration of the mill and grounding of flour
12:00 Tales from old whitefish festivals with Svante
12:30 Demonstration of the building of the pata and whitefish fishing with bagnets
12:30 Music on the terracce
13:00-14:00 Demonstration of the sawmill
14:00 Theater for the children
14:40 Icecream/candy rain
15:00 Music on the terracce

Riverrafting on the saturday 27/7 at 14 and 16. Book your spot!