Midsummer is the second most important yearly celebration in Norway, after May 17. It is a happy day that marks the full return of the light. It is also a sad day because the next day we begin the descent into darkness.
Rain or shine there is fun for the entire family at Midsummer Fest. Norskedalen is bustling with activity throughout the weekend. Read on for what all we have planned for you this year!
- Baking demonstrations! Lefse baking, butter churning, flatbread, donuts, stroll, krumkake, and waffles. And delicious hand-cranked ice cream.
- Food! Delicious a la carte food available all day includes lefse wraps, varme pølse (sausage wrapped in lefse), strawberry shortcake, ice cream, rømmegrøt (cream pudding) and more.
- Woodcarving! The 16th annual Lloyd Thrune Woodcarving Show, competition, and sale. Enter your creation by category: caricature, birds, figure, acanthus, chip or novice. Demonstrations by the Coulee Region Woodcarvers Club and ribbons will be awarded. Carvers will also have their creations for sale.
- Heritage Crafters! Watch heritage craft demonstrations such as: soapmaking, blacksmithing, carding, spinning, rope making, broom making, and shake making, rosemalers and hardanger embroidery. Monroe Johnson will be acanthus carving, Clinton and Beverly Bagstad will be baking flatbread, and more !
- Fun for Kids!