Skåne in Southern Sweden is famous for its apples and 26-27 September sees the annual Apple Market in Kivik.
Artist Emma Karp Lundström has been behind the apple art at The Kivik Apple Market in recent years and this year will be no exception. This year’s market takes place in Kivik 26-27 September.
The Kivik Apple Market is a harvest festival focusing on the Swedish apple. Every year the market features a piece of apple art. The piece of art looks like a painting, but is actually pieced together by colorful apples. The theme is kept secret until the art is unveiled at the market.
The Kivik Apple Market started in 1988 when the Swedish fruit-growing industry joined forces to raise positive awareness of Swedish fruit. In 1988, an estimated 6,000 visitors attended the market in the square. Twenty or so years later, between 20,000 and 25,000 people are attracted to Kivik Harbour during the last weekend in September.
During the market, visitors can taste and buy a wide range of Swedish fruit, listen to artists performing on the stage, buy Swedish handicrafts and attend the annual Golden Apple award ceremony. The Apple Market is organized by the non-profit company Äpplemarknaden i Kivik – a cooperative effort from several fruit growers and companies in the Swedish fruit industry, including Äppelriket & Kiviks Musteri.
Apple Art in Southern Sweden, source: Visit Sweden