Veistofästit  2024 is a sculpting event held in Pello, Finland. On June 14-16th it is bringing together the best experts in the field from Finland  for a friendly competition.

The sculptors carve giant logs from local supplier Pellopuu for their material, which makes for some exhilarating sculptures. This event, organized in the center of Pello (market place) in the beautiful Tornio river valley in western Lapland, is free to the public.

As Pello, located along the salmon-rich Tornio river, is the official fishing capital of Finland, the theme of the 2024 competition is “fishing lies”.

On June 14-16, 2024, Veistofästi organized by Pello Kehitys Oy and Pello municipality will be held in the center of Pello at Pellon tori (address: Kunnantie 2, Pello).


Friday 14.6.
– 10:00-18:00 sculpture competition starts at 10.00 and end 18.00
– 20:00-21:00 Discussion panel on sculptures, followed by the opening of the new terrace of the Restaurant Granni in Vihreä Pysäkki Shopping center (address: Kolarintie 9A, Pello)

Saturday 15.6.
– 10:00-18:00 the sculpture competition continues

Sunday 16.6.
– 10.30-12.00 speed sculpture competition
– 13.00-13.30 award ceremony of the sculpture competition.

OFFICIAL PROGRAM of the event (only in Finnish) HERE:

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