Delve into authentic Scandinavian food, dance, music, costumes and crafts at the annual festival in August. Since 1961, thousands attend this internationally known four-day event for its cultural and historical entertainment. Walk the streets with Vikings and trolls, dine on aebelskivers, and shop for Hardanger Embroidery and bobbin lace. Event entry and entertainment are free.
The association sponsors scholarships for Junction City high school seniors that volunteer in the festival. They also present community members and businesses with awards for festival service. Residents participate in the festival through children and adult dance groups, visitor information, set design and maintenance, vendor booths and more. Association membership is available for individuals and businesses wishing to support year-round cultural events in Junction City including the Yule Fest Light Parade and the Scandinavian Festival.