58th Scandi Fest in Junction City: 'What I love about it is the people'
JUNCTION CITY, Ore. - The 58th annual Scandinavian Festival celebrates the heritage of Junction City.
The event has become a community tradition.
On Thursday, local students showed off their dance moves, with some Swedish and Norwegian dancing.
And vendors cooked up traditional foods like meat pies and abelskievers.
Organizers expect more than 60,000 visitors over the course of the long weekend.
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"What I love about it is the people," said Mathew Nelson. "The event itself is, it's in the blood, it's in the soul and it's in the spirit of those who help to put it on."
The festival goes til 10 p.m. Thursday, and runs 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Friday and Saturday.
On Sunday, the hours are 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.
On Sunday, the event features something new this year: a Scandinavian car show.
That'll be for the first half of the day if you want to check that out.