Demonstrations on Scandinavian Practices and Culture is the Main Event for Fosston Heritage Days

Demonstrations on Scandinavian Practices and Culture is the Main Event for Fosston Heritage Days

August 26, 2021 News -- KRJB-KRJM-KKCQ 0

By: Mary Balstad marybalstad@rjbroadcasting.com

Fosston, MN – The 26th annual Fosston Heritage Days is set for Saturday, September 11th. Starting at 9 A.M. The event will feature a mixture of entertaining, cultural and educational demonstrations that highlight many Scandinavian traditions. Bonnie Stewart says that vendors will come to the heritage grounds in Fosston to demonstrate a wide variety of skills from Scandinavian culture, such as traditional Nordic needlework, paintings and celebratory baked goods. The Heritage Center does not have a vendor for the lefsa demonstration, so if anyone is interested, contact Stewart.

After these demonstrations, two individuals will talk about Viking traditions. Jeff Olson and Steph Anderson will share their knowledge of the Viking era at Heritage Days, informing the crowd on the lives that these adventurers led.

There will be not one but two concerts this year. No Rest for the Pickers is an instrumental group from Bemidji and local band The Snowmen will play classic country music at the concerts. This event will take place from 11:30 A.M. to 1 P.M. Buildings on the heritage grounds will be open as well. Stewart asks that people follow public health guidelines to reduce the possibility of spreading COVID-19.

The $5 barbecue lunch will also make its return. Serving will start at 10:30 A.M. Other events during the day include Forged in Fosston, a metal work exhibit, and the Art Crawl, in which local artists will show and sell their pieces at local businesses.