June 17, 2018
served by Scandinavian Cafe of Vancouver WA
7-11:00 A.M., Exhibit Hall
Pannukakku (Finnish pancake), Ham, Nordic Sausage, Fresh Fruit, Scandinavian Cheese Selection, Fresh Pastry, Breads and Crisps, Water/OJ/Coffee. $9.00 per person.
9 A.M.-4:00 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
9:00 A.M.-3.00 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.
10:30 A.M.-4:00 P.M., Arena
There will be live Scandinavian themed entertainment throughout most of the day. Pick up a festival program at the the admission table or view one of the posted schedule to find your favorite band, singer, or dance troupe. Featured entertainers from Norway, the Kleiveland-Toppe Duo will perform twice and there will be costumed dancers.
EMPIRE OF CHIVALRY AND STEEL VIKING ENCAMPMENT
10-4:00 P.M., Outdoors
The Empire of Chivalry and Steel will hold an open house in their Viking encampment outdoors south of the Arena. Costumed reenactors will demonstrate crafts, tournaments, armor making, and combat arts from the culture of the Middle Ages.
11-2:30 P.M., Arena
Young festival attendees can participate in children’s activities in the Barnefest area. This area is staffed by volunteers from Tongue Point Job Corps Center, the Nordic Viking Dancers, and by parents. Children under 12 need to be accompanied by an adult. There are inexpensive games (fishing, wheel spin, plinko, golf and bean bag toss), face painting and a raffle. Sunday’s puppet show at 1 PM includes The Steadfast Tin Soldier and The Butterfly.
NON-DENOMINATIONAL CHURCH SERVICE
11:00 A.M., Dairy Barn Chapel
Join us for a non-denominational church service hosted by a local minister.
PARADE OF FOLK WEAR
12:45 P.M., Exhibit Hall
Are you curious about the lovely costumes worn by representatives of the Scandinavian countries? Come and see and hear them explained in a fashion show with live models.
LETTERS TO THE OLD COUNTRY
A History of the Finnish Brotherhood UFKB&S Astoria Lodge #2
1:00-2:15P.M., Dairy Barn, Enter Anytime
Written, produced and performed by Arnie Hummasti
This video presentation sponsored by Finnish Brotherhood includes music, vintage photos of the old country and early Astoria with fictional characters and real events. The script is based on letters to Finland from Astoria in the early 20th century. The presentation was originally presented in November 1981 on occasion of the the 95th anniversary of the Astoria Lodge. Come prepared to shed a tear or two. If you arrive late or leave early, please be considerate of other audience members.
SCANDINAVIAN SPELLING BEE
1:45 PM, EXHIBIT HALL
Are you a spelling expert? How do you do with the unique words of the Scandinavian countries? Come and give them a try. The winner will receive The ”Way to be Scandinavian” prize. Sign up for this event at the Festival Souvenir Booth.
ÆBLESKIVER EATING CONTEST
2:45 P.M., Exhibit Hall
How many Æbleskiver (Danish donuts) can you eat in five minutes with your hands behind your back? The champion will win an Æbleskiver’s pan and recipe. Participants must be in good health and sign a waiver. 18 or older.
3:30 PM, Exhibit Hall
Who will win the great prizes donated by community members and businesses to support the children’s activity area?
3:45, Exhibit Hall
Who will win the raffle grand prize of $1,000 and the other beautiful prizes donated by the Scandinavian Festival Association and lodges and businesses? Did you buy your tickets? Join us on Sunday to learn who the winners are. You need not be present to win.
FLAG CEREMONY AND FESTIVAL CLOSING
4:00 P.M., Exhibit Hall
The 2018 Scandinavian Midsummer Festival ends as the national songs of Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden are sung one more time and the flags leave the hall. Say good-bye to your friends and family and make plans to join us again in 2019 for our 52nd anniversary festival.
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