I was at Tampere Fish Market today which is a traditional fair in the end of April. It is definitely worth attending and participating. Located at Laukontori, a place where different markets are taking place Fish Market is spanning the whole weekend. It features fish of course but also home-made goodies, tourist gifts, different kinds of home-grown food, and lots of cafeterias in which you can try the food out immediately.
I arrived at 10AM on Sunday when the market was only opening. The fish was being BBQ-ed so I sat down with a cup of coffee and letu, a Finnish pancake. After having a snack I went to tourist booth where I got information on different kinds of fish. In Finnish their names are Rapu, Made, Hauki, Lahna, Lohi, Siika. The market was picking up its pace and people at different booths were offering their food for a trial. I tasted various species of fish and then decided to have a lunch. I got a plate of Lohi and french fries which was very tasty. After that I decided to get different kinds of fish and I bought Lohi and Siika. I am not sure what their names mean in English but I guess Lohi is smoked salmon. Siika is also very tasty, it has white delicious content in it.
Then I went around booths again and found out that there was honey available. I got a can of honey. At home I have tasted fish that I bought and it was very nice.
The Fish Market is taking place twice a year next time in September.