Category Archives: The Blog

Festival Membership Pin 2018

Written on March 13, 2018 at 6:13 pm, by

By Debbie Lemhouse We are proud to announce the first pin in our new series for the 58th Scandinavian Festival; a membership pin that focuses on a dancing couple from Denmark. Each subsequent pin will spotlight a different dancing couple in costumes representative of the Scandinavian countries of Denmark, Finland, Sweden and Norway. The series  Continue Reading »

Kupalo Dance Group

Written on August 9, 2017 at 7:32 am, by

Kupalo Ukrainian Dance Ensemble By Debbie Lemhouse Impressive. Amazing. Awesome. These are all words that describe the incredible performance group from Canada: Kupalo. These excellent dancers are coming to our Festival to perform twice daily on the Festival Park Stage. The group consists of 16 dancers ranging in age from 14 – 19 years. They  Continue Reading »

Children’s Dance Schedule

Written on July 8, 2017 at 7:13 pm, by

To all the parents of our children’s dance groups, there has been a change in this year’s performance schedule. On Sunday of the Festival the evening children’s performance has changed this year from a 5:30 performance time to a 5:00 performance time. The change has been made to the daily schedule as well to reflect  Continue Reading »

Children’s Dance Schedule

Written on June 19, 2017 at 9:43 pm, by

Below is a link to the 2017 children’s dance practice schedule. For more information, feel free to use our contact us page or you can call the dance director. Her information is located at the bottom of the children’s dance practice flyer. Children’s Dance Flyer 2017


Written on March 18, 2015 at 12:01 pm, by

Vendor Jurying We will be holding a Jury session for any new vendors interested in participating in the 2015 Scandinavian Festival. It will be held this Saturday, March 21st 2015 from 10am- Noon at Fletchall Hall. 5th and Greenwood St. in Junction City. Please Contact our Vendor chair with any questions at This will  Continue Reading »

Website Issues

Written on August 4, 2014 at 9:38 pm, by

As many of you know, we have had some issues getting our Map and Schedule up this year! We are truly sorry for any inconvenience this has caused anyone. The links have been changed as of today, I have also added them to this post as well for your convenience. Thank you all for your  Continue Reading »

Festival Receives Heritage Award

Written on July 28, 2014 at 4:07 pm, by

The Scandinavian Festival Association has another honor to share with visitors to our 54th Festival this year. Our Festival was honored with an “Oregon Heritage Tradition Designation” from the Oregon Heritage Commission for continually upholding a tradition in the State of Oregon.

Troll Naming Contest

Written on April 9, 2014 at 8:47 am, by

Do you have a child(ren) who love to write? If so we are looking for some great young writers with fun imaginations to help us name our trolls!

Scandinavian Folklore: Trolls

Written on April 9, 2014 at 8:45 am, by

By: Amelia Githens   Scandinavian folklore is filled with tales of Vikings, Dwarves, Elves and assorted Fairie folk, but the most popular tales are those told about Trolls. Trolls are described as being of any size, great or small, and of having one characteristic in common; they are very ugly, with small, beady eyes and  Continue Reading »

The Legend of St. Lucia and the Festival of Lights

Written on December 2, 2013 at 1:48 pm, by

The festival of Saint Lucia begins before dawn, on the thirteenth of December, which under the old Julian calendar was Christmas Day and the longest night of the year. Throughout Sweden, the eldest daughter in each household, the Lucia Bride, comes to her sleeping parents, dressed in a long white gown tied with a red  Continue Reading »