Scandi Fest!!! It's almost Scandi Fest time! Raise your hand if you are so excited that you can just hardly stand it!!
Reasons why the Scandi Fest is the best:
1. It's free.
2. There are vikings.
3. One word: Aebelskivers.
What more could you possibly need?
The Junction City Scandinavian Festival is celebrating it's 55th year, and it is such a great family event. This year it is August 6-9. The festival celebrates Scandinavian heritage - Finnish, Danish, Norwegian, and Swedish. Don't worry - you don't have to be Scandinavian to enjoy this. If you like yummy food, entertaining performances, and beautiful costumes, you'll have a blast. Here's how it works: Junction City closes down traffic on a few streets. These streets fill up with vendors selling food and crafts. There are three stages with all sorts of demonstrations and performances. It is awesome.
The Festival has a really organized and helpful website, but every time I tried to check it out this weekend, it was super slow. It always eventually loaded, but it took a bit of patience. Weird?! Anywho, the website has a daily schedule, and a list of activities. Some highlights you might want to look for:
Parking: Plenty, both free and paid
Food: So much food.
Restrooms: There are several portapotties scattered around, as well as some flush toilets in some of the buildings.
Resting/Nursing spots: Behind the vendor booths/in front of the buildings, there are some benches. There are picnic tables scattered around as well.
Push or Wear: Either one works.
Time Frame: At least an hour.
Where: Junction City, about 15 miles north of Eugene on Highway 99. Once you drive in to Junction City you can't miss it, but specifically it's centered around 6th & Juniper with many blocks shooting off from there.
When: Thursday, August 6 - Sunday, August 9, 10am-10pm every day.
click here for specific hours & schedule of events. Each day has a different theme & it's just so fun!
How Much: Free entry, free dancing, performances & demonstrations. The meat pies & Fri-joes will cost you (but they're so worth it!).
Megan Defferding is the mom to two super fun boys who love to find great stuff to do all around Lane County! Check out her blog series, Happy Adventuring, weekly on GoMomGo.