What a wonderful Nordic Fest weekend in Decorah with great music, entertainment, games, food, and fun! We enjoyed seeing so many old and new friends, despite the hot weather. This year felt special at Vesterheim as we hosted many folk artists who demonstrated their crafts and performers who entertained us! We were happy to hold a reception to honor the artists who’s work is displayed in the Embellishment exhibit and give a round of applause for the award winners.

Thank you to all of the volunteers, artists, and entertainers who contributed to the Fest! 

Thank you to all of our generous supporters!
Nordic Fest activities at Vesterheim are supported by Decorah Bank & Trust.

Additional support is made by:
• Viking State Bank & Trust for Skjaldborg Vikings.
• Dawn Svenson Holland and Josh Holland, dedicated in memory of Gary and DiAnn Svenson, for music events.
• Dean Gipp and family in remembrance of Cyndi Gipp for representatives from the Norwegian American Genealogical Center and Naeseth Library.

And . . . the Nordic Fest Matching Gift Challenge was a GREAT success! Tusen Takk!
Thanks to four anonymous matching gift donors and 146 supporters who took up the challenge during Nordic Fest, we were able to raise nearly $210,000 for the Strong Roots | Bold Future, The Campaign to Grow Vesterheim! We are overwhelmed by the generous response. Learn more about the campaign here.