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Vesterheim Activities at Decorah’s Nordic Fest

July 26 @ 9:00 AM - July 27 @ 5:00 PM

Vesterheim Activities at Decorah's Nordic Fest

July 26-27, 2024

We’re excited to have you visit 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!

The Museum Store is open Thursday-Saturday from 9:00 a.m.-8:00 p.m.

Check back for specific schedules of exhibits, entertainment, demonstrators, displays, art work, and more!

Decorah’s Nordic Fest

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 25, with two full days of activities on Friday and Saturday, July 26 and 27. 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 to learn more.

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.


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 26 @ 9:00 AM
July 27 @ 5:00 PM
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