Category Archives: The Blog


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 »

Thanksgiving with a Scandinavian Twist

Written on November 15, 2013 at 2:32 pm, by

Now that we’ve entered November, our thoughts are turning to spending time with our loved ones for the upcoming holidays. As you shop for turkey and sweet potatoes, carrying out those long-time family traditions, perhaps consider adding some new traditions with these Scandinavian Thanksgiving recipes.

The Two Faces of Runes

Written on October 25, 2013 at 12:06 pm, by

From Sweden’s more than 2,000 runestones to the 26 that speckle the Isle of Man in the Irish Sea, runestones stand as a symbol of a time prior to and when Vikings ruled the seas and Norse settlers immigrated to the new lands discovered and seized by them.  Yet, in many ways, these stones or,  Continue Reading »

Local Boys Make Good…Swedish Pancakes for Decades

Written on August 4, 2013 at 5:29 pm, by

Andresen brothers’ booth hits 35 years at Scandinavian Festival If you stand in front of Glen and Gordon Andresen’s Swedish pancake booth in 2013, it’s easy to think that little has changed since 1979, when the brothers, along with childhood friend Karsten Rasmussen, first started serving Swedish pancakes to hungry festival-goers.

Membership Pins 2013

Written on July 29, 2013 at 9:45 am, by

This marks the first year of the Scandinavian Festival Membership Committee’s new series of membership pins featuring the four Scandinavian countries of Sweden, Denmark, Finland, and Norway. The 2013 pin will represent Sweden.