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The RUNNING OF THE TROLLS or the TROLL RUN returns in 2023.
8:30 AM, Saturday, June 17, 2023
Walluski area by Clatsop County Fairgrounds
Join us for a walk or run in the beautiful Walluski countryside. Proceeds from the race will benefit the Scandinavian Midsummer Festival Association Scholarship Fund. Registration is available online at www.AstoriaScanFest.org.
Check-in is from 7-8 AM on Saturday in the Main Entry Hall. The Race begins at 8:30 AM. Dress like a troll, if you want! ... See MoreSee Less
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How long is the run￼ — 5k?
Shopping for Nordic themed merchandise is part of the fun of the Midsummer Festival.
The BOOTHS are open all three days of the festival at the Clatsop County Fairgrounds.
Friday, June 16, 2-6:30 PM
Saturday, June 17, 9 AM- 6:30 PM
Sunday, June 18, 9 AM-2 PM
Visit the Midsummer vendors to find specialty Scandinavian items and handcrafted treasures. Many booths offer Scandinavian food items for your dining and snacking pleasure. ... See MoreSee Less
Wonderful send-off today for Sven Sundstrom. He will be missed but left a heritage to be remembered. ... See MoreSee Less
Such a wonderful tribute to a wonderful man. Thank you for letting us share this day with you 💖🙏
I’ll miss his smile
Remember Sven good, he visited me in my home in Norway for some days long time ago.
We put “Swedish Fish” on his plate!
Sven was my very first boss! He was a good man 🇸🇪 💕
Bring your appetite to the festival and enjoy the BEEF POT ROAST DINNER hosted by Olney Grange on Friday, June 16, from 4:30 -7 PM or until supply runs out. The dinner will be served in the Exhibit Hall and is delicious. This is the same group that hosts the Olney Beef BBQ in the fall. The menu includes beef pot roast, baked potato, green beans, roll, salad, pie, beverage. $18 for adults and $9 for children under 11. ... See MoreSee Less
Looking forward to it!Yummy
CONGRATULATIONS to the BROWNSMEAD FLATS who were named Best Local Band in the Coast Weekend Readers' Choice Awards for 2023. The "Flats" are our favorites too and will perform at the Midsummer Festival at 4:30 PM on Friday, June 16, at the Clatsop County Fairgrounds. Come hear the Flats and enjoy a special evening at the Festival!
From the Daily Astorian:
By Marianne Monson
Readers’ pick for Best Local Band/Musician is the mainstay group Brownsmead Flats, who play acoustic music that they describe as “crabgrass,” a folk and bluegrass style with a maritime flavor.
The band has a strong focus on vocal harmonies.
Many of their songs are composed by group members and reflect on living in the Northwest. The group includes Dan Sutherland on the hammered dulcimer, fiddle and mandolin; Ray Raihala picks the banjo, guitar and mandolin; Ned Heavenrich plays harmonica and guitar; John Fenton keeps the band together rhythmically with the bass; and Larry Moore rounds out the group with his expertise on mandolin and occasional fancy footwork.
At Brownsmead Flats performances, audiences are encouraged to sing and dance along. The name of the group is inspired by the town of Brownsmead, an area settled by farmers and fishermen from Scandinavian countries.
There, gatherings and potlucks were frequent, followed by music, singing and dancing. These get-togethers inspired the band’s creation, and they’ve been performing together since 1984. Since then, the group has played at events throughout the Northwest and as far away as Costa Rica, where they toured in 2015.
Though the group has been playing together for almost 40 years, they still cherish their time together.
“Making music is a joyful experience for us all,” Ned Heavenrich said, “and we love interacting with audiences, especially the children.” ... See MoreSee Less
What an amazing and talented group!!!! I’m so glad they will be back for this years Scandinavian Midsummer Festival!!
Love to listen to them. Happy they will performing at the Festival this year!
An iconic Astor School program with their music and Betty Barnes and Karen Larson with Physical Harmony. ❣️‼️30? Years ago?
love listening to these guys!
Paljon onnea! CONGRATULATIONS!
Debbie Twombly look....
3-day Wristband - Adult $10
3-day Wristband - Children (6-12 yrs.) $4
(5 and under free)
Clatsop County Fairgrounds
92937 Walluski Loop
Astoria, OR 97103
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Clatsop County Fairgrounds
$5 for the weekend
No Pets Allowed
Only verifiable registered service animals will be permitted