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FRIDAY
June 19, 2020


BOOTHS OPEN
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.
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RAFFLE
2-7P.M.
Be sure to buy raffle tickets for the $1,000 cash prize and many other fine prizes donated by the Astoria Scandinavian Midsummer Festival Association and festival vendors.
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ICELANDIC HORSES
2-6 P.M., Horse Arena
Jackie and Larry Taylor of Yelm, Washington will show their Icelandic horses in the horse arena next to the Midsummer Pole.

DANCE LESSONS with Patrick McMonagle
2-6 P.M., Exhibit Hall
Seattle folk dance leader Patrick McMonagle will teach the basics of the waltz, polka and schottische in five installments on Friday and Saturday. Catch all five classes and you’ll be on the floor all evening at Saturday night’s dance. Patrick will also call mixers at both the Friday and Saturday evening open dances.

ENTERTAINMENT
5-7:00 P.M., Arena Stage

Featured entertainers from Scandinavia will entertain before the Queen’s Coronation. Enjoy the four female voices and kantele playing of Kardemimmit from Finland and fiddle and guitar from Norway.
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BEER GARDEN OPEN
3-11:00 P.M.

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.

QUEEN’S CORONATION

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 2020.
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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.

QUEEN’S FAMILY BALL
with Scandinavian Country

8-11 P.M., Exhibit Hall

Miss Scandinavia and her father or special partner will lead the first dance of the 2020 Midsummer Festival. Join the dancing or watch the dancers and listen to great music of Scandinavian Country.

Saturday Details!

Saturday continues with the Midnight Sun Breakfast, Troll Run/Walk, OpTog parade, Midsummer Pole, Beer Garden, Viking Encampment, folk dress parade, children’s games, public dance, & more.

Saturday!

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Sunday Details!

Sunday’s activities include a Pannukakku Breakfast, non-denominational church service, shopping, food, and live entertainment. Festival concludes with the closing ceremonies.
 

Sunday!

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3-day Wristband - Adult $8
3-day Wristband - Children (6-12 yrs.) $3
(5 and under free)


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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