Scandinavian food and ugly trolls will abound at Ephraim's annual tribute to its Old World Heritage.
The Scandinavian Festival will open with a Little Denmark supper at 6 p.m. Friday, May 24, at the Snow College cafeteria. The menu will include dumpling soup and Danish pastries.Saturday morning's breakfast will feature abelskivers, but people who prefer something less exotic can order up a serving of cornflakes instead.
The breakfast, from 7 to 10 a.m., will be available on the lawn east of the college's administration building.
There'll be other goodies at food booths all day long, ranging from Swedish meatballs to cakes and cookies. And there'll be four smorgasbord seatings at the college's food services facility Saturday afternoon, starting hourly from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. Scandinavian favorites such as salted cod, Norwegian pork, meatballs, potato lace pancakes, cheese, fresh breads, new sauerkraut, sour cream apple salad, puddings and cakes will be available.
According to chairman Bruce Peterson, the festival features more than just food - historic tours displaying both Old World and New World crafts, an arts show, a quilt show, an ugly trolls contest, costume parades, dancing in the street and Scandinavian entertainment all day long.
Most of this year's activities will be held on the Snow College campus, which offers more room than downtown, Peterson said.
Visitors wanting a typical sampling of American entertainment can attend 8 p.m. performances by the Clegg Professional Rodeo Co. both Friday and Saturday at the Ephraim Stampede arena on the north side of Ephraim.
In addition to the rodeo, there'll be a number of events for local residents - open team roping, a calf chase for younger children and both junior and senior barrel racing.