Celebrate the sight, sounds, tastes and traditions of a Scandinavian Christmas
Saturday, December 1, 2007 ~ 10 am to 5 pm
ScanFair Dance, December 1, 2007 ~ 7:30 pm to 11 pm
Sunday, December 2, 2007 ~ 11 am to 4 pm
Portland State University
Smith Memorial Center Ballroom, 3rd Floor
1825 SW Broadway
Scandinavians love to celebrate Christmas. It brings joy to the short and dark days of a Scandinavian winter. Those traditions run deep in the hearts and lives of the people of Scandinavian heritage and come alive every year in Portland at ScanFair.
$6 adults, $5 seniors and students, $3 children 6 to 12 years, 5 and under are free
¶ Dancers and musicians from Oregon & Washington on two stages.
¶ Annual pickled herring eating contest, noon Saturday.
¶ Delicious Scandinavian foods.
¶ Handcrafted and imported items.
¶ Film room with videos on Scandinavia.
¶ How-to demonstrations of rosemaling, spinning, carving and more.
¶ A children’s craft room.
¶ Beautiful Scandinavian folk costumes.
¶ 52nd crowning of Oregon’s Lucia Queen of Light.
Sponsored by the Scandinavian Heritage Foundation which was founded to preserve Scandinavian languages at PSU. ScanFair is a benefit underwriting two fully accredited Scandinavian language courses per year. All donations to ScanFair are tax deductible.