Midsummer at Högelycke Homestead Cottage
Next to Christmas, Midsummer is probably the most important festival in Sweden. For many people it marks the beginning of a holiday period, and the start of summer.
Nowadays Midsummer is celebrated with singing and dancing around a maypole, strawberries, herring and new potatoes, and we make floral wreaths to wear on our heads.
On Midsummer Eve the maypole is raised and dressed at Högelycke Homestead Cottage, where fika is served, children can play hook a duck, and there are tombolas and of course music with dancing around the midsummer pole. We’ll travel to Högelycke on a tractor and hay wagon decorated with greenery.
Midsummer Eve falls on the first Friday between 19-25 June.
On Midsummer Day Kinds Motorveterander provide a tractor and decorated hay wagon to take you on a ride around the area, leaving from the campsite.
There’s a Midsummer Day rally with a fantastic assortment of veteran vehicles – cars, tractors, mopeds and motorbikes. The convoy ends with all the vehicles lined up on the Ängen field by the campsite.
Midsummer Package: Admission and transport on a decorated hay wagon to Högelycke Homestead Cottage on Midsummer Eve. Round trip around the area on a decorated hay wagon on Midsummer Day. Herring and new potatoes boxed meal to take with.
200 SEK/person. Children under 16 free.
It’s a good idea to book in advance if you want to be sure of a place on the hay wagon.