September in Pomorskie region looks exceptionally appetizing: The end of summer, the beginning of autumn, pleasant temperatures and a lot of attractive events in our regional calendar. There will be sports, culinary, cultural events and historical reenactments. Here are the most interesting events n Pomorskie, our top 10.
Historical events in September
On September 3rd history enthusiasts can witness the reenactment of the charge of the 18th Pomeranian Uhlans Regiment near Krojanty, not far from Chojnice. This is the oldest and largest cavalry historical-military spectacle in Poland. The charge reenactment at Krojanty will also include drill demonstrations, a horse race, the Uhlans Run, as well as concerts and artistic performances. Admission is free.
From September 15th to 17th, you are invited to Pelplin for the 22nd Cistercian Fair. The event takes place on the grounds of the former Cistercian abbey and in its form resembles a medieval merchant fair. If you want to experience the atmosphere of the past, feel the spirit of history, be sure to save this date in your calendar. The program includes a poetry & music concert, night time guided tours of the Cathedral Basilica, the Cistercian Run, roasting a pig on a spit, cooking potato soup and potato dumplings in cabbage, frying potato pancakes, baking apples, medieval games and dances, a parade through the streets of Pelplin and a knights’ duel for the “Lady of the Heart.” There will be stalls with medieval accessories and crafts, regional cuisine products and a gastronomic zone. Admission to the fair is free, but some of the events are ticketed.
Etno evets in September
On September 16th and 17th, The Potato Festival will take place in Wdzydze. A series of attractions is planned at the Kashubian Ethnographic Park, including potato digging, potato dish tastings, a demonstration of a steam locomobile, grain threshing and pine root basket weaving, as well as games and activities by the bonfire. There will also be stalls with regional products and handicrafts. This is a ticketed event.
Every year on the third Sunday of September (this year on September 17th), the event called Farewell to Summer takes place at the Museum of Slovinic Countryside in Kluki. The leading theme of the event is “Autumn asks what summer has done” or in line with the saying “What July and August didn’t fully cook, September won’t fully fry,” the event will be full of regional flavours and aromas – a mixture of freshly ploughed soil, braised plums or blueberries and bread, baked according to traditional Slovinic recipes. Visiting that place will be like travelling back in time to a Slovinic village from a hundred years ago. Museum staff dressed in historical costumes will perform typical daily chores that villagers used to do: chopping and fermenting cabbage, squeezing beetroot juice for molasses, grinding grain and digging up potatoes. There will be steam engine displays, spinning wheel and many other activities. The whole event will be accompanied by music performed by a folk ensemble. This is a ticketed event.
Events in Tricity
What a race it will be! The 61st Westerplatte Run This event has firmly established itself on the schedule of important running events in our region. Even the oldest Gdańsk inhabitants are familiar with Westerplatte Run – it has been around for many years: this is the 61st edition. This exceptional event is special not only due to its famous starting point but also because of its rich history. The run will take place on Sunday, September 17th. Participants need to purchase a ticket.
If you love Polish cinema, you can’t miss the next event: The Gdynia Polish Film Festival will take place between September 18th and 23rd. It’s one of the oldest film festivals in Europe that promotes our national cinematography on such a large scale. Be there to watch the latest Polish films before their premiere and to see their creators and cast members. The festival is a ticketed event.
The weekend of September 22nd – 24th is the time for “Gifts of the Earth” farmers’ market at Kolibki Park in Gdynia. This event will be appreciated by those who like traditional cakes, bread, liqueurs, smoked sausages, jams, honey and cheese. You can eat well there, but also stock up on delicacies to take home. The event promotes healthy products, regional craftsmanship and the autumn gardening offer. The program includes culinary shows, activities for children and adults, a children’s imagination garden and concerts. This is a ticketed event.
The Farewell to Summer at the Sopot Hippodrome will take place from September 22nd to 24th in a masterful style. The last open horse jumping competitions of the year will be held there. The Pomeranian Championships in jumping offer a chance to be close to horses, cheer on the competitors, spend time in the open space of the Sopot Hippodrome and buy equestrian equipment. Food trucks on site will also be open. Admission is free.