Posts Tagged: nordic fest

Is it Gnome or Nisse?

Is it Gnome or Nisse? Not a question you might ask on a regular basis, that is…unless you’re Scandinavian. Or you live in Decorah. Or you’re visiting for Nordic Fest. Or you’re really into gnomes and nisse. So maybe you ask that question all the time! Yes? You’re in luck! We’ve put together this handy flowchart to help you figure out just which fairy creature is your tale’s main feature.


Norwheeegian Wheekend! July 25-27, 2014

What’s happening in the Driftless Region this weekend? It’s NORDIC FEST!

Friday, July 25:
Author Book Signings – A Creature of Moonlight by Rebecca Hahn, Elkader Public Library 3 pm (AND Saturday at Dragonfly Books in Decorah, 12:30-2 pm)

Hero Jr., the Haymarket, Decorah, 9 pm

Absolute Hoot, the Courtyard and Cellar, 8:30 pm

Saturday, July 26:
Nordic Fest Parade, Decorah, 10 am

The Charles Walker Band, the Haymarket, Decorah, 9 pm

Nordic Fest Fireworks, 10 pm

Sunday, July 27:
T-Bock’s Open Stage Night with featured artist Coty Moir! T-Bock’s, Decorah, 7 pm

All wheekend:
It’s NORDIC FEST (Friday and Saturday)! Get all your pertinent info at, visit the Decorah Chamber/Winneshiek County CVB downtown for programs, or just throw planning to the wind and walk down Water Street to take in the sights, tastes, and sounds of the Fest! May the Norsk Be With You (button by our awesome friend, Lauren Bonney!)

Make sure you don’t miss (Friday and Saturday):
ArtHaus Summer Art Fair, 10am-6pm

Arts and Craft Show at the Decorah Middle School (you can find Lauren Bonney’s work there – her gnomes are the pictured above, at right)! 9am-4pm

Norsland Lefse Machines in Action!

Nordic Fest is on! Lefse, lefse, lefse! (You can get Norsland Lefse, which is what they’re making here, at the Oneota Co-op this weekend). Stay tuned for our #wheekend post tomorrow (there are LOTS of places to get lefse all weekend)!