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Below the following contact form, you will find our 2022 Press Resources to download and use for promotional purposes only, such as print-ready logos. When they become available, the new official posters and festival artwork will be posted here, so please check back.

To view names and photos of our staff and leadership, click here.
For more info about our Court, past and present, click here.
More information about festival events and performers, click here.
You can find all of our most recent press releases in the News section. Click here.

If you have a question regarding news articles or any other press concerns, please contact our publicist, Yvonne Sundstrom, by filling out the form below and clicking "send."

Thank you for your interest in this year's Astoria Scandinavian Midsummer Festival!


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The Swedish nycelharpa is the focus of the Portland band Varelse that will entertain three times on Saturday, June 18. You'll enjoy their music!

Amy Hakanson was first introduced to Swedish folk music and the nyckelharpa in 2008, when Väsen first performed at the Wintergrass Bluegrass Festival in Seattle. Her interest in Scandinavian music continued to grow for years until, in 2014, she was able to buy her first nyckelharpa. Later that same year, Amy was accepted to the Eric Sahlström Institute in Tobo, Sweden, where she studied traditional Swedish nyckelharpa with Olov Johansson (Väsen, riksspelman), Ditte Andersson (riksspelman), Sonia Sahlström (riksspelman), Mia Marine (Mattias Peréz Trio, NiD, Marin/Marin), and Niklas Roswall (Ahlberg Ek & Roswall, Ranarim).

In addition to the nyckelharpa, Amy plays the fiddle, Hardingfele, banjo, guitar, and is trained in classical violin. She grew up immersed in American roots music, playing bluegrass fiddle with her family band. She has a BA in Ethnomusicology at Portland State University
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The Swedish nycelharpa is the focus of the Portland band Varelse that will entertain three times on Saturday, June 18. Youll enjoy their music! 

Amy Hakanson was first introduced to Swedish folk music and the nyckelharpa in 2008, when Väsen first performed at the Wintergrass Bluegrass Festival in Seattle. Her interest in Scandinavian music continued to grow for years until, in 2014, she was able to buy her first nyckelharpa. Later that same year, Amy was accepted to the Eric Sahlström Institute in Tobo, Sweden, where she studied traditional Swedish nyckelharpa with Olov Johansson (Väsen, riksspelman), Ditte Andersson (riksspelman), Sonia Sahlström (riksspelman), Mia Marine (Mattias Peréz Trio, NiD, Marin/Marin), and Niklas Roswall (Ahlberg Ek & Roswall, Ranarim).

In addition to the nyckelharpa, Amy plays the fiddle, Hardingfele, banjo, guitar, and is trained in classical violin. She grew up immersed in American roots music, playing bluegrass fiddle with her family band. She has a BA in Ethnomusicology at Portland State University

We hope your favorite is on the 2022 Astoria Scandinavian Midsummer Festival vendor list! 45 vendors are scheduled so far as of May 15.

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ASTORIA FAMILY HISTORY CENTER
Clark County Genealogical Society
ASTORIA NORDIC HERITAGE PARK
THE BREAD LADY
CHIMNIK
LOWER COLUMBIA DANISH SOCIETY
DARKMOON FAIRE
DAUGHTERS OF NORWAY
DAVIS BROTHERS METAL ART
FINNISH BROTHERHOOD AUXILIARY
FINN WARE
FOLK ART OF NORWAY
HANDCRAFTED BY CARL
JALIDA'S MILLENARY
KATHY'S KREATIONS
LEAFFILTER NORTH, LLC
LOKI KNIVES, LLC
MUSEUM REPLICA JEWELRY
NEEDLEE'N.ON
NOMADIC ARTISTRY
NORDISKAL
NORSKWEAR
NORSE WEST WOODSHOP
ORAN MOR ARTISAN MEAD, LLC
PEACE FIRST LUTHERAN CHURCH
RENEWAL BY ANDERSON
ROCK PILE LAPIDARY ART, LLC
ROLLING RIVER SPIRITS
RUGS by M
THE SCANDINAVIAN CAFÉ
SCANDINAVIAN DESIGN STUDIO
SCANDINAVIAN & RUSTIC DESIGNS
SCULPTURES BY ROBERT KOVATCH
SEA SHELL'S EMBOIDERY
SECRET DRAGON COLLECTIBLES
SOLFISKER
SONS OF NORWAY
STEVE & AUDREY ULLAKKO
VIKING/NORDIC DANCE GROUP
WHICHCRAFT
ASMFA RAFFLE BOOTH
ASMFA SOUVENIR & INFORMATION BOOTH
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Scandinavian Design Studio, Nomadic Artistry, Solfiskur, Finn Ware Astoria, Oregon - a great event to attend!!!

Busy baking bread! And other goodies.

Eva Peters

Quite a crowd showed up this morning at the Henningsen farm to make hexes for the traditional bonfire on June 17. Throw a hex in the fire and rid yourself of bad luck for the year! ... See MoreSee Less

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This seems a lot like burning a witch. Can you please explain?

Today was the last of six dance workshops sponsored by the Astoria Scandinavian Heritage Association to prepare locals dancers for the Midsummer Festival. Funding came from the Clatsop Cultural Coalition. We hope to see all of you out on the dance floor at the open dance on Friday, June 17, at the Clatsop County Fairgrounds. Thanks, Rebeckah and Bern, for organizing this. ... See MoreSee Less

Miss Norway brought her sister, mom, and grandma to the Sons of Norway lodge to make festival lefse today. The more the merrier to preserve traditions! ... See MoreSee Less

Miss Norway brought her sister, mom, and grandma to the Sons of Norway lodge to make festival lefse today. The more the merrier to preserve traditions!Image attachmentImage attachment

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Can you believe I'm 41 and I just got the sons of Norway recipe today! I will be starting my family traditions shortly!

Can you please share the recipe?

See you tomorrow!

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