Scandinavian Heritage Festival

If you’ve got Scandinavian Heritage or just like the food, check out this event in Utah Scandinavian
Heritage Festival

That’s the theme for the 2011 Scandinavian Heritage Festival, Thursday through Saturday, May 26-28th (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, (435) 835-4241, which is answered by knowledgeable staff from our local newspaper.

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.

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