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Mission Statement
Preserve, Communicate, and Celebrate Scandinavian Heritage and Culture
ScanFair


SCANFAIR

 

THANK YOU to everyone who helped make ScanFair 2014 such a great success! 
To our volunteers, vendors, staff and guests - we literally couldn't do it without you!!

ScanFair 2015

Saturday December 5, 2015: 10am-5pm
Sunday December 6, 2015: 10am-4pm
Portland Veterans Memorial Coliseum - Exhibit Hall


$7 Adult           $6 Senior/Student          $15 Family (2 adults, 2 children)         Kids 12 and under FREE


Come celebrate the sights, sounds, tastes and traditions of a Nordic Christmas!



LIVE MUSIC, DANCE & ENTERTAINMENT: Enjoy the talents of Scandinavian artists and dance groups from around the Pacific Northwest on two separate stages. Both seating and dance floor available. 


SCANDINAVIAN ARTS & CRAFTS: ScanFair is the only event in Portland where all the beautiful Scandinavian traditional and modern arts and crafts come together in one place for a two-day festival and marketplace.


OREGON LUCIA, QUEEN OF LIGHT: Oregon's Official Lucia is always crowned on Sunday. The Lucia Bride wins a $2,500 scholarship to the college of her choice and holds court with the rest of the Lucia applicants for one year.


JOULUPUKKI, FINNISH SANTA CLAUS: Get your family's picture taken with Finland's jovial Santa on a beautifully picturesque set, and benefit the Finlandia Foundation's Columbia Pacific Chapter.

 

THE PIPPI LONGSTOCKING KIDS AREA: Children have a special area where they can make traditional Scandinavian Christmas crafts, including Danish Hjerte (woven hearts) and Swedish Julgranskaramel (poppers) to decorate the Christmas tree.

 

SCANDINAVIAN DELICACIES: Eat food on the spot or take baked goods home. Enjoy Danish aebleskiver, Norwegian lefse & krum kake, Swedish meatballs with lingonberries, pickled herring and flat bread, rice pudding and fruit soup, Vorm Korv (hot dogs) and lots of coffee.

 

CULTURAL EXPLORATIONS: Purchase books, meet authors, research your family's roots with the Scandinavian Genealogical Society, and check out information about local Scandinavian language schools.


PICKLED HERRING CONTEST: Match your Nordic taste buds and stomach against all comers in the all-you-can-eat pickled herring eating contest!

 


 

Entertainment Schedule


The 2014 entertainment schedule is now available: 2014 ScanFair Entertainer Schedule.pdf


 

Vendor Information

 

If you are a vendor interested in exhibiting at a future ScanFair, please email us or call our office at (503) 977-0275 with information about what you would like to feature. Please remember that all booths at ScanFair have a Nordic theme. 


To apply to be a vendor at this year's ScanFair, you will need to fill out and submit the following application by October 7, 2014, and have your Nordic theme approved by the ScanFair Committee:


ScanFair Vendor Registration Form 2014.pdf 


This document contains everything you need to know about how to register as a ScanFair vendor:


ScanFair Things to Know and How to Register 2014.pdf


If you would like to have an ad for your business included in the ScanFair program, please fill out and submit the following advertising agreement by November 5, 2014:


ScanFair Advertising Agreement 2014.pdf

 

ScanFair is sponsored by the Scandinavian Heritage Foundation, with a mission to "Preserve, communicate and celebrate Scandinavian heritage and culture."  People of Scandinavian descent make up about one-quarter of the population in Oregon and Southwest Washington. The festival began 30 years ago as a way to support Scandinavian language courses at PSU. Today proceeds from ScanFair continue to support PSU Nordic language classes and they also help support the ongoing operations of SHF, which will soon begin to build a new Scandinavian American Cultural & Community Center near Washington Square in SW Portland.

 

Questions?

 

Whether you have questions about attending ScanFair or are interested in becoming a vendor, please call our office at 503-977-0275 or send us an email


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