Work Demonstrations and Theme Days

Work demonstrations and theme days complement Lusto’s activities as a forestry information centre and forestry information agent. Tradition meets the latest novelties at these events, and forest knowhow is passed on to others. The forest culture then and now is explored in various ways from different viewpoints, through illustrations and personal experiences. In the summer, you may see chainsaw carvers, shingle plane user, a bushel basket maker or a birch bark handicraft expert at work. You may even come across the lovely Icelandic horses and take a riding tour across the beautiful ridge scenery!

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Summer events 2016

  • The Tool Sharpening Days 18.–19.6. and 13.–14.8.
  • Finnish National Chainsaw Championships 18.6.
  • Wood carving  4.–8.7.
  • Bushels weeks 17.–31.7.
    Experience traditional bushel-handicrafts at Lusto. Bushels are small, wooden cases made for storing household goods such as butter. They are made from Finnish tree species, such as black alder and curly-grained birch, and are tied together using birch root.
  • Chainsaw Carving 21.–23.7. and  3.–5.8.
    See expertise chainsaw handling as professional chainsaw sculptors mold wood into animals and various other figures. The workdemonstrations are arranged in the museum’s event field.
  • Gallopping in the Forest – The Horse Week in Lusto  30.7.–2.8.
    Guided and safe horseback riding outings through the unique forest and ridge landscapes with beautiful sights. Advance reservation is required. More information and reservations:, 050-5535640/Soile.

Forest Culture Days
16.6. - 18.6.

Forest Culture Days, the largest event at Lusto, takes place every other year. The Forest culture weekend, full of events, offers genuine experiences...

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Tool Sharpening Days

Blunt forest and hand tools will be sharpened at the Lusto Tool Sharpening Days twice a year. You can get your clearing saws,...

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The Day of the Finnish Christmas Tree

The Day of the Finnish Christmas Tree is a heart-warming, eventful day where the whole family can get into the spirit of Christmas....

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