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Vesterheim Activities at Decorah’s Nordic Fest

July 29 @ 9:00 AM - July 30 @ 5:00 PM

Vesterheim Activities at Decorah's Nordic Fest

July 29-30, 2022

We’re excited to have you visit on July 29-30 during Decorah’s Nordic Fest celebration. It’s a wonderful weekend of family fun on Vesterheim’s campus with folk-art demonstrations, entertainment, and exhibits! A detailed schedule will be posted soon.

You can count on Skjaldborg Viking Re-enactors, a variety of folk-art demonstrations, the Rochester Flute Choir (playing Norwegian songs composed by Edvard Grieg and Ole Bull), Eden Ehm playing the Hardanger fiddle, tours of the historic buildings in Heritage Park, photo opportunities with Nils the giant Nisse, a music jam in the amphitheater, and more!

The National Norwegian-American Folk Art Exhibition will be open and pieces will be on sale on July 29-30.

Nordic Fest is held each year on the last full weekend in July and includes fun activities for the whole family. This year, opening ceremonies will be on Thursday evening, July 28, with two full days of activities on Friday and Saturday, July 29 and 30. Traditions new and old abound throughout the weekend. There is always lively dancing, challenging sporting events, delicious food, and lots of other entertainment. Whether or not you have Norwegian heritage, there is plenty to enjoy at Decorah’s citywide celebration of Nordic traditions and heritage! Visit the Nordic Fest website here.

The Skjaldborg Vikings at Nordic Fest are supported with a gift to the annual fund by Viking State Bank & Trust.


Do you want an insider view of Nordic Fest? Volunteering at Vesterheim during the Fest is always a great way to make connections, have fun, and support the museum. We are always looking for support welcoming guests, hosting galleries, giving demonstrators a break, delivering treats to other volunteers, and more. Contact Chivonne Marlow, Visitor Services Manager, at 563-382-9681 ext. 305, or cmarlow@vesterheim.org.


July 29 @ 9:00 AM
July 30 @ 5:00 PM
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