Scandi Fest time in Junction City

The 51st Scandinavian Festival runs Thursday through Sunday. The heritage celebration draws thousands of people to Junction City each year.

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Weekend highlights:

St Lucia Scholarship
Each year the Scandinavian Festival Association with help from the Education Together Foundation hands out a $1000.00 scholarship to a graduating senior from Junction City High School. This year's Winner is Micaela Slaeker.

Authentic Scandinavian dancing is one of the most popular attractions at the Festival. We have 3 stages, and (like all entertainment at the Festival) all performances are free. In addition to several Junction City groups, we are often joined by others from Portland, Seattle, and California. Most years we are also able to feature dance ensembles from outside the United States; mostly from Scandinavia. And for a real treat, don't miss the four children's dance groups! They learn the dances at the beginning of each summer and give 2 performances each day.

During the Festival you'll have many opportunities to see traditional crafts demonstrated outside the Art Show.. They are listed in the program for each day, so be sure to look for them. Among the many crafts you'll see are hardanger embroidery, bobbin lace, and tatted lace. Watching what it takes to produce it is a wonderful experience in this day of machine-manufactured goods.

Scandinavian Meatball Dinner
Thursday, Friday, & Saturday 4:00-8:00
Served at the Moose Lodge next to the Festival at the corner of 4th and Front Streets.
Dinner includes Swedish meatballs, parsley potatoes, red cabbage, roll and apple crisp. COST: $10.00 for adults and $7.50 for children under 12 years. There is a Breakfast Buffett Friday thru Sunday from 8:00-11:00am. COST: $7.00 adults, $3.50 kids 6-10 5-under are free.

Oregon Wines & Microbrew Terrace
OPEN Thursday- Saturday: 11:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m. & Sunday: Noon to 8:00 p.m.
Located under the water tower at 7th and Front Streets. This is a great place to rest awhile during your stay. Special "Community Night Dinner" the day before the Festival opens on Wednesday from 6:00-8:00. The Wine Terrace is a benefit for the Soroptimists.

Scandia Run
RUN and WALK:The 10-kilometer course is flat and fast. It is basically out and back with a loop in the middle. It is important to stay to the right side of the road. No motor vehicles and no bikes will be allowed on the course.

The not-competitive 4.4 mile walk is open to all ages and levels of fitness. The walk will start five minutes after the start of the 10k run. NEW this year is the Team Competition.

Parking will be available at the High school (11 blocks west of Lyle day Park) Parking around Lyle day park will be congested. Please do not park on Deal Street between 4th and Dane Lane. Restrooms and showers will be open at Junction City High School from 6:00 am to 11:00 am. Bring your own towel. Port-a-pots will be at the race start/finish area.

REGISTRATION: You can register online at or at for a downloadable application.

Beer Gardens
Located at 7th & Holly St.

- Thurs: 11am to midnight - music begins at 8:30 (no cover charge)
- Friday: 11am to midnight - music begins at 9:00 ($5 cover charge at 8pm)
- Saturday: 11am to midnight - music begins at 8:30 ($5 cover charge at 8pm)
- Sunday: 11am to close
Live music performed by Coupe De Ville and Riffle, The beer garden is a fundraiser for the Eugene Airport Rotarians.

>>>Scandinavian Festival Schedule

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