Varusteleka Mega Grand Opening 2018
Location: Hankasuontie 11 A Date: SAT 11th of AUG 2018 Time: 10:00-02:00 Free admission! You'll find the event on Facebook - Click "interested" or "going" to get notifications!
On the second Saturday of August we cut the silk rope to our new base of operations. It's going to be a grand festival, so be there!
Our new home is about two clicks north from our old place. The new building is superior in many ways: bigger shop, toilets next to Sotima Bar & Cafe, and a generally nicer environment, just to name a few. We spent nine years in the old office and warehouse, so it's not like the decision was made hastily.
Our walk-in store is open already, so forget the old address. The official Mega Grand Opening is a bit later so we have time to get things running smoothly.
How to get there
Click here for Google Maps. Do note that Hankasuontie is a dead end and we're expecting a crowd, so avoid using your own car.
Mega Grand Opening schedule
This information is updated as we go - come back to check out the latest updates! A Land Rover sits inside the shop, but the tank we'll have to park outside. The 2nd patches are handed out after Peer Günt finishes their gig.
|Speeches, ribbon cutting, doors open. Buckets.
|Savotta sauna and palju open. Open until midnight.
|1st patch giveaway
|Valtter's Ask Me Anything Q&A
|InRange TV, Forgotten Weapons, and Rudy Reyes Q&A
|Savotta Crucifix competition part 1
|Meet & Greet: InRange TV and Forgotten Weapons
|Meet & Greet: Rudy Reyes
|Savotta Crucifix competition part 2
|George Rigby warmup set
|Shop closes, Peer Günt's concert starts.
|2nd patch giveaway
|George Rigby starts playing in Sotima
|Last call in Sotima and the Outdoor Bar.
Presenting: our own brands
The creators of Särmä, Särmä TST, Terävä and Jämä demonstrate our own product lines and tell you interesting tidbits of info from the past, present and future projections. And sure as heck we launch new products and colour options.
The main event: Peer Günt
The cherry on top of our little festival is the evening's main event: Peer Günt. They'll take to the stage near the end of the event, and you'll be in for some proper rock n' roll.
After Peer Günt's live show things will continue in Sotima where live music will continue on a smaller scale with George Rigby.
What to expect
The day starts at 10:00 (that's AM) when our shop manager cuts a silk rope, followed by festive opening ceremonies. As the event progresses there are plenty of things to be seen and experienced. In addition to attractive hand-outs there's food, drinks, music, and world-class stars you can meet.
Bribes and offers
Food and Drink
There will of course be plenty of food and drink available. Some free of charge, some will cost you some coin. In addition to all of that you’ll find our Bar Sotima’s expanded alcohol-licenced area and Kiiski brewery!
We are honoured to present to you Ian McCollum and Karl Kasarda from InRange TV and Forgotten Weapons. In addition to these two chaps we also have the pleasure of hosting Rodolfo Reyes, otherwise known as Rudy. Ooh, so many stars in our eyes!