Our Court Would Love to Speak to You!
The 2021 Festival Court is available to speak to your lodge or service organization. This is an excellent opportunity for you to support these young women as they practice communication skills, and puts you directly in touch with the future of your local Scandinavian future! Please use the form below to schedule a date.
Click here to learn more about each member of this year's 2021 Astoria Scandinavian Midsummer Festival Court.
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 ... See MoreSee Less
We hope your favorite is on the 2022 Astoria Scandinavian Midsummer Festival vendor list! 45 vendors are scheduled so far as of May 15.
ASTOR LODGE #215
ASTORIA FAMILY HISTORY CENTER
Clark County Genealogical Society
ASTORIA NORDIC HERITAGE PARK
THE BREAD LADY
LOWER COLUMBIA DANISH SOCIETY
DAUGHTERS OF NORWAY
DAVIS BROTHERS METAL ART
FINNISH BROTHERHOOD AUXILIARY
FOLK ART OF NORWAY
HANDCRAFTED BY CARL
LEAFFILTER NORTH, LLC
LOKI KNIVES, LLC
MUSEUM REPLICA JEWELRY
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
SONS OF NORWAY
STEVE & AUDREY ULLAKKO
VIKING/NORDIC DANCE GROUP
ASMFA RAFFLE BOOTH
ASMFA SOUVENIR & INFORMATION BOOTH ... See MoreSee Less
Scandinavian Design Studio, Nomadic Artistry, Solfiskur, Finn Ware Astoria, Oregon - a great event to attend!!!
Busy baking bread! And other goodies.
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
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
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!