June 15, 2018
2-6:30 P.M., Arena
Visit the midsummer vendors to find specialty Scandinavian items and handcrafted treasures. Many booths offer Scandinavian food items for your dining and snacking pleasure.
RAFFLE TICKETS ON SALE
2-6:30 P.M., Arena Booths #26 & #37
2018 Scandinavian Midsummer Festival Raffle tickets give you a chance to win $1,000.00 plus a whole lot more! The drawing is on Sunday afternoon in the Exhibit Hall at 3:45 P.M.
5-7:00 P.M., Arena Stage
The Kleiveland-Toppe Duo will perform culturally unique folk music from Norway.
BEER GARDEN OPEN
Astoria Brewing Company will present a selection of award-winning handcrafted microbrews and a limited menu.
BEEF POT ROAST DINNER
Hosted by Olney Grange
4:30 -7 P.M. or until supply runs out
Beef pot roast, baked potato, green beans, roll, salad, pie, beverage, $14; children under 11, $8.
7:00 P.M., Arena
Princesses sponsored by the Danish Society, Finnish Brotherhood, Sons of Norway and VASA Swedish Lodge will speak about their Scandinavian heritage. A panel of judges will select one to reign as Miss Scandinavia 2018. Come early and listen to our feature entertainers who will perform from 5-7 P.M.. Soloists from the community will sing the national songs of Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden. The Nordic Viking Dancers will perform traditional folk dances. Stay afterwards for the Torchlight Procession, Bonfire and family-friendly Queen’s Family Ball with music from Scandinavian Country.
TORCHLIGHT PARADE TO BONFIRE AND HEX BURNING
8:00 P.M. approximately (following the Queen’s coronation,) Parking Area
Scandia men with flaming torches will lead the newly crowned Miss Scandinavia and audience members to the bonfire to throw straw hexes into the flames. This tradition symbolizes ridding oneself of bad luck for the year. Accordionists will play tunes and perhaps there will be a dance or two around the fire.
QUEEN’S FAMILY BALL
with Scandinavian Country
8-10:30 P.M., Exhibit Hall
Miss Scandinavia and her father or special partner will lead the first dance of the 2018 Midsummer Festival. Tonight’s the night if you like the Chicken Dance and Hokey Pokey and the locals’ favorites – the Butterfly and the Varsouvienne. Scandinavian Country of Astoria will be providing the tunes. It’s your turn to participate and dance a waltz, schottische, polka, snoa, humppa, or other favorite Scandinavian dance. There will be an occasional tango or hambo for the experts. Join the dancing or watch the dancers and listen to great music.
3-day Button - Adult $8
3-day Button - Children (6-12 yrs.) $3
(5 and under free)
Clatsop County Fairgrounds
92937 Walluski Loop
Astoria, OR 97103
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Clatsop County Fairgrounds
$2 per day or
$5 weekend pass
No Pets Allowed
Only verifiable registered service animals will be permitted