The Witches’ Trial - Noitakäräjät - is in session in Ruovesi during the second weekend of July. The Witches’ Trial involves a programme of sights and sounds before culminating in the election of the Witch of the Year. The area has around 120 market stalls, which are fully occupied every year. Other events during the Witches’ Trial include art exhibitions, concerts and much more besides. Witches’ Trials have been held since 1971.
Ruovesi tourist information 3 June–18 August, open daily 11am–6pm. Tel: +358 44 787 1388, Email: matkailu(at)ruovesi.fi (service in Finnish and English).