Scandinavian Folk Fest Returning To Jamestown

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JAMESTOWN – After a two year hiatus the Scandinavian Folk Fest is returning to the city of Jamestown with a bit of a twist this time around.

The festival is meant to celebrate, broaden, and strengthen awareness and understanding of those with Scandinavian descent and heritage. 

Festivities for the Folk Fest include Midsummer Celebrations, the Norseman Viking Ship, Ice Bumper Cars, and Curling.

For the first time this year the festival will be held not only in downtown Jamestown, but also, mostly indoors.

Coordinator Don Sandy believes that the event will bring a lot to the Swedish community of Jamestown.

“To bring this to the public downtown I think is going to be a big event for the community,“ explained Sandy. “And we’re honored to be able to provide this service on behalf of our Swedish community.”    

The Folk Fest has not been held the past two years due to the COVID-19 pandemic. It is set to return on July 16th and 17th Starting at 10 a.m. in downtown Jamestown.


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