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Midsummer Fest | Coon Valley, WI

June 22 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Join us in enjoying folk art and heritage skills being demonstrated, various workshops, music, and family activities, all in the beauty of Poplar Coulee.  In the historic homestead, see the blacksmith and ropemaker at work, the beautiful art of rosemaling and embroidery, and, of course, the fjord horses.

New to 2024, we are hosting a nationally sanctioned USS Viking Strongman Competition at Midsummer Fest! Viking Strongmen Competition events have their roots in Norse history, as many of the competition events are modeled after the work our Nordic ancestors did every day.  For more information and registration details, click here:

Here are a few more details for the day:

For Midsummer Fest 2024, kids will enjoy learning about pollinators as they travel through the Pollinator Path, collecting tokens for their very own memento jewelry!  Plus, they’ll have pollinator-like crafts to create in the Kids’ Crafts tent.

Flower Crowns are always a highlight of Midsummer in Norway, so we will make them here this year, too!  The Flower Crowns will be made out of greens and flowers found on Norskedalen’s property, so they’ll be especially delightful and unique!

We’ll have a Kubb teacher on hand between 10:30 and noon, and then an 8-brackett Kubb tournament begins at 1:30! Be sure to sign up on the advance ticket site for the tournament; there is NO FEE to participate.

While you’re here, make sure to take a tour of the homestead and arboretum. And don’t forget the lefse!


Norskedalen Heritage Center
O Ophus Road
Coon Valley, WI 54623 United States
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