Plenty to see and do for the whole family
From dancing around the Midsummer pole (called the Maistang) to going on a gnome scavenger hunt, there's something to do for everyone
Fresh summer greenery is said to contain magic. The weaving of floral Midsummer wreaths has been a way to harness this power and ensure good health throughout the year in celebrations in Scandinavia for centuries. Use bright flowers and delicate birch branches to weave a wreath of your own!
We won't be offering all our usual lawn games this year (social distancing is a little hard to control on a tug-of-war rope), but we will have multiple kubb courts set up on our lawns. Come learn how to play the naturally socially-distanced "Viking Chess" lawn game!
Food & Drink
The Scandinavian Cafe and Broder – both beloved local Nordic eateries – will be offering delicious fare at our 2021 Oregon Midsummer Festival, and local beer and wine will be offered by your very own host Nordic Northwest. Come taste some of the best the Northwest has to offer!
We will have a limited number of our usual Midsummer vendors set up in our Great Hall for your shopping pleasure. Please support our local artisans and crafters!
We welcome everyone to this event so bring your the whole family and enjoy learning some Midsummer dances, going on a scavenger hunt for Nordic Gnomes and blowing bubbles at all of the bubble stations spread throughout the festival grounds!
We'll be providing a guided socially-distanced way to dance around the Midsummer pole this year. Come learn a traditional Swedish Midsummer dance or three!