See & Do

In addition to eating, listening to fine music and visiting the varied booths, there are several other things to take in while at the Scandinavian Heritage Festival.

Live Your Legacy Celebration

Lt. Governor Spencer Cox will be the keynote speaker and the children and youth of Sanpete County will sing, dance and perform. A special honor and commemoration will be the Veterans of Sanpete Tribute climaxing with fireworks sponsored by the Ephraim City and Scandinavian Festival

Date: Saturday, May 28, 2016
Time: 7:30 pm
Location: Manti High School Football Field


One of the Scandinavian Heritage Festival’s highlights is the annual parade, which will take place this year beginning at 10 a.m. on Saturday. The parade route follows Main Street from 300 South to College Avenue (100 North), where it turns west for one block. Families, businesses, organizations or for that matter, anyone, may enter the parade. Candy is ok. There is no entry fee, but you must pre-register online MORE INFO

Ephraim Square & Co-op

The Ephraim Square will be bringing back the Olde Crafter's Village, art for kids, and Community Garden. Cow Camp Caterers for lunch with Sno Creams for dessert and lots of activities. MORE INFO

Quilt Show

The Scandinavian Heritage Festival’s Quilt Expo will be held upstairs at the Ephraim Co-op Building at 96 N. Main Street on Friday & Saturday, from 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. The expo includes quilts from local artists, particularly quilts that exemplify Ephraim’s Scandinavian or pioneer heritage. For information about entering a quilt, call Marcia Christensen, 435-283-2212. MORE INFO

Car Show

The Original Side By Side Car Show will be Saturday on 100 North from 11 a.m. - 4 p.m. For information call 435-283-6002 or MORE INFO

Pioneer House Tour

While the Scandinavian Heritage Festival celebrates the food and traditions of Scandinavia brought to the Sanpete Valley by pioneers, a unique exhibit at Ephraim’s Pioneer Park offers guests a glimpse inside the meager day-to-day lives of those early settlers. On Saturday guided tours of Ephraim’s exquisitely restored pioneer homes and cabins will be offered after the parade ends until 4 p.m. On the grounds of the park, at about 75 W. 100 North, stand two log cabins; one of Ephraim’s earliest houses, built in 1889; and a barn. Margaret Riding, who organizes the tours, said the interiors of the structures are fully furnished with period furniture and antiques. “It’s pretty fascinating,” Riding said. MORE INFO

Historic Bus Tour

Since the early 1980s, bus tours have been a part of the Scandinavian Festival, putting festival attendees as close to the history of the Sanpete Valley as can be without a time machine. This year, Mike Brenchley will be guiding the tours, which will leave at 11:30 a.m. and 1:30 pm from the northwest corner of College Ave (100 N.). and 100 East. The cost for the tour, which covers approximately 25 sites, is $3.00 per person and can be purchased at the information booth. MORE INFO

Pioneer Heritage Reenactments

Pioneer Heritage Company will show festival goers how the pioneers lived, worked and played. Come to the Snow College west lawn (west of the library) for two days of reenactments that should give modern day folk a glimpse into the pioneer way of life. See how pioneers cooked historic Scandinavian recipes over an open fire. Then, stick around for demonstrations on beekeeping, period sewing, woodworking, and listen to some good old-fashioned pioneer storytelling. The kids should have fun participating in pioneer children's games and activities. The reenactments and demonstrations go from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Friday and Saturday.

Spring City Heritage Day

Spring City hosts an annual heritage day that consists of a breakfast, art and antique sale, home tour, and lunch. All events take place rain or shine! MORE INFO

Old Pioneer Cemetery



Scandinavian Parade

Quilt Show

Dorius House