The 2013 Scandinavian Heritage Festival is set for Thursday through Saturday, May 23-25th (Memorial Weekend) in Ephraim, Utah.
And it expresses the warmth you’ll feel as you visit with us. You see, many of us are descendants of the plucky Scandinavians who crossed ocean and plain to settle our gorgeous valley. That proud past is part of our everyday lives. And we delight in sharing it with visitors.
We’re not alone. About 650,000 Utahns trace their ancestry to Denmark, Norway, Sweden and Iceland. Like us, Many are descended from 19th Century Scandinavian converts to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (Mormons).
The festival begins Thursday at 7 p.m. at the Noyes Building at Snow College with the Scandinavian Heritage Conference, a free educational event. The conference continues Friday morning.
The Little Scandinavian Dinner, a gourmet Scandinavian smorgasbord, will be served Friday at 6 p.m. at the Greenwood Student Center at Snow College. The cost is $13 for adults and $8 for children 8 years and younger. No reservations are required.
From Friday noon through Saturday at dusk, the festival grounds on the north side of the Snow College campus and at Pioneer Park, 50 N 100 W, will buzz with costumes, dancing, storytelling, entertainment, historical tours, craft and food booths and more.
To learn more, click through this site or call the festival information line, Ephraim City at 435.283.4631.
And when you arrive in Ephraim, come to the information booth at 150 E 100 N to get answers to your questions and pick up a printed guide to the festival.
Nelson will speak on the importance of family heritage and will share some of his heritage in the Sanpete Valley. He has a deep-rooted Scandinavian heritage, and some of his direct line ancestors helped settle and lived their lives in Ephraim. MORE
BYU International Folk Dancers
Come partake of music and dance in a stunning, 90-minute performance. The showcase incorporates dance and music into a showcase unlike anything audiences have ever seen. The ensemble's authentic costumes and precise performance leave every audience member breathless and anxious for more. BUY TICKETS
The Grand Parade
Very fun and interesting for all participants and spectators alike. .
Fun Run - 5K 10K Half Marathon
A popular event that grows every year.
Vike On A Bike
New Event - A 7 mile mountain bike race for beginners and intermediate. A fun family event.
The Old World Crafts booths are always an exciting part of the Scandinavian festival.