When autumn comes to Astrid Lindgren’s World!
Astrid Lindgren’s World is a completely different experience in the autumn school holiday to the summer. The leaves on the trees turn red and yellow, and when it gets dark we light fire baskets and lanterns to illuminate the park. The fresh, clear air mixes with the scent of barbecues and freshly roasted almonds.
Just like in an old-fashioned market, there are lots of exciting, nice, well-produced and sometimes unusual products from more than 90 exhibitors selected by us. Many of them sell handicraft, and much of it is traditional. There are samples of skilled craftsmanship, and most things are produced locally, especially the food. When your stomach starts to rumble, there are plenty of tasty things to choose from. We cook everything ourselves and try to buy raw produce and products from the local area. In our restaurants Majkens Mat and Stadsmästargården, we serve hearty Småland homely fare, including tasty and well-cooked dishes such as meatballs with mashed potatoes and potato pancakes with bacon. We also have many nice cafés and small eateries with everything from buns, pastries and sandwiches to pancakes and waffles with jam and cream.
During this year’s autumn school holiday, everything will be like it was last year. Well, maybe not everything. That Emil, Ronja the Robber’s Daughter, Mardie, Rasmus and Paradis-Oskar will be here with family and friends throughout the autumn school holiday. You will see them performing scenes from the stories and meet them in the market.
And just as usual, you can meet Pippi Longstocking in the park. But she won’t be on location in Villekulla Cottage as she usually is, as we are making it nice for next season when the story about Pippi Longstocking celebrates 75 years.