LUIGE COUNTRY FAIR 2020

  • WE ARE OPEN

    10-18.00 on Friday
    9- 17.00 on Saturday
    9- 16.00 on Sunday
    Tickets sold on site:

    General admission 7€
    Children, students, pensioners 5€
    Family 15€

  • ANIMAL EXHIBITION

    Luige Country Fair is the biggest domestic animal and bird exhition in the Baltic States. It gives a very good overview of the animals grown in Estonia. There are special pools for displaying fish of the Baltic Sea.

  • GARDEN FAIR

    Garden fair is a great place to replenish you garden and get special tips and seeds from gardeners. There are over 100 specialists with over a century of combined experience in planting and growing plants, bushes and trees.

  • ORGANIC FOOD

    Passionate pastry-cooks, dairy and butchers present their highly recognized organic products. You simply can’t get this from your local supermarket. There will be contests for best farm based products.

  • HANDICRAFT

    Get inspired and talk to talented craftsmen. Browse for Estonian made craft-work.

  • PLAYCOURT

    There is a dedicated area for children, featuring trampolines, skyjump etc. Various inspiring games are being held.

  • COVID-19

    Visitors carrying COVID-19 or those that have been in contact with COVID-19 infected people in the last 14days will not be permitted to the Fair.

    We advise to keep distance with other visitors.

GALLERY

2019 galerii
LUIGE MNL 2019

LUIGE COUNTRY FAIR 2019

2019 was a historic event for us.
President of the Republic of Estonia visited our fair.
2018 galerii
LUIGE MNL 2018

LUIGE COUNTRY FAIR 2018

2018 introduced the biggest bird contest ever held.  Estonian dairy cattle production gained second place in Europe.
2017 galerii
LUIGE MNL 2017

LUIGE COUNTRY FAIR 2017

2017 marked our 20th birthday. 
2016 galerii
LUIGE MNL 2016

LUIGE COUNTRY FAIR 2016

2016 was the our biggest event to date.
2015 galerii
LUIGE MNL 2015

LUIGE COUNTRY FAIR 2015

2015 stated a new era. We demolished the old animal showroom.
2014 galerii
LUIGE MNL 2014

LUIGE COUNTRY FAIR 2014

2014 marks the beginning of the current format for the event. One big event held in the spring.

 

History

LUIGE AUTUMN
The first “Exhibition of domestic animals and birds” (later LUIGE AUTUMN) took place on 1-5 September 1999. On this event we displayed large proportion of home grown animal and bird species (different breeds of horses, cattle, pigs, sheep, goats, fur-bearing animals, chickens, quail, geese, ducks, turkeys, pheasants, bees). Harju Defense League introduced military technology and machinery. Kids were entertained by “Bear”, “Joker Joosu” and Pippi Longstocking. There was no fair during the first LUIGE AUTUMN. The first event was sponsored by AS Tallegg, Rävala Piim, and Harju County Administration.

On 6-10 September in 2000 we held our second LUIGE AUTUMN. Scottish Highland cattle and ostriches were first shown in Luige. We also managed to get Harju Rescue Service to display their machinery side by side with Harju Defence League military machinery. Due to popularity and “pressure” from participants of our first LUIGE SPRING fair we also added a two day fair to LUIGE AUTUMN. Kids were entertained by professional actors under Ivo Eensalu’s leadership, our mascots “Possu” and “Lonni” were first introduced. Due to the growing complexity of assembling, showing the animals LUIGE AUTUMN was held only in odd years.

LUIGE SPRING
Our first “Big Gardening & Advice Fair” (later LUIGE SPRING) was held on 29 April 2000. It was a one day event. Since there were many fairs already held in Estonia we hoped to attract people with various gardening workshops and lectures. Topics of seminars were such as: “the cultivation and use of medicinal plants”, “strawberry farming”, “fighting moles, rats and snails”; “principles of garden building”, “fertilization”, “fruit and ornamental trees cutting and shaping”. We felt like we lacked the professional know-how so we turned for help to “Aiatark” Väino Eskla. Väino is now one of our key partners. Our decision to ban clothing and antiquities from the fair has proved worthwhile. Despite the rainy weather and some bad decisions, we were sure we had found our niche in the fair landscape.
In 2001 we dared to organize a two day fair. On 27-28 April “Horticulture Fair” was held. Very important for us was still seminars and workshops. In addition to seeds and plants, we added more categories such as agricultural products, handicrafts, garden tools etc. On the second day we held “LUIGE BIRD AND ANIMAL FAIR”, where we tried to sell animals (chicks, pigs, cows), however it was not sustainable. On this fair we also introduced a pre-registration of participants at the fair. Quickly established good reputation led to our first problems with parking and catering.

LUIGE SUMMER
As one centralized marketplace, in 2004 we saw the opportunity for real estate developers and home builders. We gathered various manufactures and importers of garden gates, fences, road and pavement coatings, garden lightning, garden furniture, garden houses, saunas, pergolas, pools, fountains, irrigation systems, lawn establishment and maintenance tools, barbecue facilities and other garden beauty accessories. Various beauty gardeners also participated. With the advent of the large garden centers LUIGE SUMMER lost its niche.

LOCATION

LUIGE FAIRGROUNDS is located on the 7th km of Tallinn- Viljandi (route 15) highway.

For public transit (busses 116 & 219) check schedule or peatus.ee portal.


CONTACT

Koit Põld

GENERAL MANAGER

+372 502 9865

koit(ät)toukari.ee

EESTI TÕUKARI OÜ

REG. KOOD 10422722

Luige alevik, Kiili vald 75404
Harjumaa ESTONIA

Mart Põld

REGISTRATION OF PARTICIPANTS

+372 51 092 57

mart(ät)registreeru.ee