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The international Sportmen's Fair has a rich program

23.5.2024 Releases Culture and leisure Define Fair Events

The bustle of people on the sidewalk outside at the fair in spring weather. A few tents and an ice cream stand line the footpath.
Riihimäki Erämessut 2022. Photo: Jenniina Nummela

The International Sportmen's Fair will take place from 7th to 9th of June at Riihimäki Sports Park. The themes of the event are hunting, fishing, camping and nature. The International Sportmen's Fair is organized every other year, now for the 25th time. New this year is The International Sportmen's Fair goes Range – Benelli Show, MaapuolustusAreena and Eräkirjamessut. In addition, the program stages have been renewed.

"This year we have a lot of reforms," ​​says fair director Ninni Manninen.

"There are also a lot of new exhibitors and they have wonderful content, for example Joutsen's freezer container. I am especially happy that there is a program and exhibitors for each of our themes," Manninen continues.

There are well over a hundred different program numbers. You can search the program on the International Sportmen's Fair website by theme, program location or day.

An unprecedented show in Finland

Davide De Carolis, a well-known Italian extreme shooter, will be the star of the Erämessut goes Range – Benelli Show in June. There will be an unprecedented show when Davide De Carolis presents his skills on the track. There will be extreme performances and surprises. The shows are free of charge for Erämessu visitors, and a round-trip bus transport to the Lope shooting sports center from the Erämessu area has been arranged for the event. Kristo Salminen hosts the show. Outside of show times, visitors have the opportunity to try out weapons from different importers and manufacturers under supervision. There are a total of five test shooting points: rifle, shotgun, bullet pack of the Finnish Hunting Association, pistol and functional/SRA.

Two novelties – MaanpuolustusAreena and Eräkirjamessut

The National Defense Arena will take place on Friday, June 7 from 13:15 to XNUMX:XNUMX at the Program Arena. Two key note speeches will be heard there: What Finland has to offer to NATO and The new cold war of economy and technology. The National Defense Arena culminates in a panel discussion, where cyber security professor and MP Jarno Limnéll, Major General Sami Nurmi and Patria's CEO Esa Rautalinko discuss Finland's future threats and preparedness.

The first Batch Book Fair will be held in Batch Hall. The Batch Book Fair was conceived by Monni Himari, and he also organizes the extensive side program and the Batch Book Fair's exhibitors. The book fair has exlibris and nature writing workshops, interesting talks about book writing, making camping articles and describing nature with words and pictures. A writing competition for young people, Erälastut, was also organized in connection with the batch book fair. The best writings of batch chips will be awarded during the fair.

Additional Information

The program of the Wild Fair

Erämessi news

Accreditation for trade fairs


Contact us

Ninni Manninen,
fair director, Riihimäki Tilat ja Kehitys Oy / Riihimäki Messut
p. 050 362 6051

Paulina Lindgren
marketing and communications manager
Riihimäki Tilat ja Kehitys Oy / Riihimäki Fair
p. 050 516 4004