At Kuopio market place the merchants sell their products around the year and during traditional fairs, which are being held in January and in October. Also in the harvest fest in August the market place is full of stalls offering harvest delicacies.

The winter season market fair was arranged in Kuopio for the first time in 1872 and in the current place at Kuopio market place from 1856.  Since then fair tradition has been an integral part of Kuopio market place.