Tips for visitors of Dog Fair Finland

We have listed some useful tips for visitors of Koiramessut – Dog Fair Finland. The doors to Dog Fair Finland in Messukeskus, Expo and Convention Centre Helsinki, open on Saturday, 7th December, at 7 a.m. Finally, it is time for the highlight of the year for all dog lovers! You can buy tickets in advance online. Please note that about 15,000 dogs are participating in the dog shows held in connection with Dog Fair Finland, bringing non-entered dogs to the fair is therefore not allowed.

Arrival

You can easily access Messukeskus by public transportation. Please consider using public transportation, if possible. Trams 7 and 9 as well as several buses take you directly to Messukeskus or to the nearby Pasila railway station. All local and long-distance trains (except Allegro trains) stop at Pasila railway station, just a 300-metre walk from Messukeskus.

If you are coming to the dog shows, please check the location of your ring in advance from the ring maps.

More information about arrival

Maps

 

Arrival with dogs

When arriving with dogs, use the Northern Entrance or doors 5.6, 7.5 or 7.14.

When using the Northern Entrance, please follow the signs from outside. Choose the left lane when arriving with dogs and crates to help avoid build-up of queues.

Parking

Messukeskus parking facilities have room for 4,600 vehicles. The parking fee is €12, which allows you to park once and stay for 24 hours. EuroPark's barrier-free Autopay parking system is used in the car parks. The system is based on identifying vehicle registration plate numbers during entry and exit. You can purchase and pay your parking in advance online. You can also pay for parking on the spot on the payment machines at Messukeskus before exiting the car park. The allotted exit time after a payment transaction is 60 minutes. More information about parking

There are also other car parks nearby, such as P-Veturi Park, the car park of Hartwall Arena as well as the car park of Mall of Tripla. To avoid traffic jams, we recommended that you use public transportation if possible.

Digital show catalogue

We have a mobile application, providing a digital show catalogue and a real-time result service, available at our show. The app can be downloaded free of charge from App Store and Google Play under “Showlink-mobiili”. The price of the digital catalogue, purchased via the app, is €2,99 per show. Each show has its own catalogue. The catalogue is published on the day of the show at 6 a.m.

Restaurants

The restaurants at Messukeskus serve customers during the event. The restaurants Street Kitchen and Cafe 7 also welcome dogs.

Wireless network

Free Wi-Fi, “Messukeskus”, is available for all visitors at Messukeskus.

Dressing rooms for exhibitors

Showlink wants to answer to the needs of exhibitors and offers long-awaited dressing rooms at Dog Fair Finland.

There are four dressing rooms for women to change clothes and to spruce themselves up in.

  •     The dressing room in Hall 3 is located near ring 63.
  •     The dressing room in Hall 5 is located near ring 70.
  •     The dressing rooms in Halls 6 and 7 are located in the aisle between the halls, near rings 21 and 29.

All dressing rooms have power outlets and mirrors. Grooming of dogs is not allowed in the dressing rooms.

We wish you a fun weekend at Dog Fair Finland!

Buy tickets

Digital fair guide (in Finnish)

Dog shows