STAY TUNED! This page reflects the 2017 event.
Sunday, June 18, 2017
PANNUKAKKU BREAKFAST Served by Astoria Rotary Club
7-11:00 A.M., Exhibit Hall
Finnish pancake, ham, fruit cup, coffee, tea, juice or milk. $6 for adults and kids.
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.
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 Denmark, the Harald Haugaard / Helene Blum Band will perform twice. The show varies each performance so try to catch them all.
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. Puppet show at 1 P.M.: The Terrible Troll Cat by Annie Jacobsen and The Butterfly by Hans Christian Andersen.
NON-DENOMINATIONAL CHURCH SERVICE
10:30 A.M., Exhibit Hall
Join us for a non-denominational church service hosted by a local minister.
AEBELSKIVER EATING CONTEST
3:30 P.M., Arena Stage
How many aebelskiver (Danish donuts) can you eat in five minutes with your hands behind your back? The champion will win an aebelkiver’s pan and recipe. Participants must be in good health and sign a waiver. 18 and 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?
RAFFLE, FLAG CEREMONY AND FESTIVAL CLOSING
4:00 P.M., 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.
The 2017 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 2018 for our 51st anniversary festival.