Sherri Richards, Published June 21 2010
Hjemkomst Festival celebrates Scandinavia
The celebration of all things Scandinavian will be Friday through Sunday at the Hjemkomst Center, 202 1st Ave. N., Moorhead. Iceland is the featured country.
Other entertainers include fiddler Bud Larsen, pianist Glen Henriksen, Paul and Mary Wilson of Ole Olsson’s Orchestra and folk dancers.
A new addition is the Nordic 5K race, which will be held Saturday morning. Another new attraction is the Nordic Youth Choir.
Events for kids include building a volcano, crafts and face painting.
The festival’s hours are 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday. For more information, call (218) 299-5452 or visit www.nordiccultureclubs.org.
Here are other events happening in the region this week:
- The Greater Grand Forks (N.D.) Fair and Exhibition, Wednesday through Sunday, Grand Forks County Fairgrounds. Highlights include the Garcia Brothers Circus, TNT Monster Truck and Motocross and a demolition derby. For more information, call (701) 330-1238 or visit www.grandforksfair.com.
- Summerfest, Friday through Sunday, Dalton, Minn. The annual event includes a walleye dinner, all-city rummage sales, softball tournament, pork supper, fireworks and street dances. Call (218) 589-7712 for information.
- Bluegrass Festival, Saturday, Fort Ransom, N.D. Music for the inaugural event starts at 11 a.m. Scheduled performers are Monroe Crossing, Johnson Family Band, Cottonwood, Stoney Run and Fort Ransom Gang. For more information, call (701) 973-2217.
- McLeod (N.D.) Stampede, Dance and Camp, Saturday. Rodeo begins at 5 p.m., with events like barrel races, wild cow milking and mutton riding. A free street dance follows. For more details, call (701) 439-2651.
- Sibley (N.D.) Day, Saturday. The small town on Lake Ashtabula will host a craft and flea market, parade, kids’ fishing derby, bingo and street dance. Call (701) 733-2492.
Readers can reach Forum reporter Sherri Richards at (701) 241-5556