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Scandinavian Hjemkomst & Midwest Viking Festival

The Historical and Cultural Society of Clay County and Nordic Culture Clubs bring you the 41st Scandinavian Hjemkomst & Midwest Viking Festival on Friday, June 21, and Saturday, June 22. From the forested lakes of Finland through the Norwegian fjords to the shores of Iceland, we’re bringing together an international collection of chefs, artists, musicians, storytellers, historians, and vendors to fully immerse you in the Nordic roots that planted themselves so prominently in our Red River Valley communities. This festival is all about local history and global communities – and we want YOU to join the party!

Nordic Marketplace

Inside the Hjemkomst Center you’ll find the Nordic Marketplace, where you can shop for Scandinavian imports and explore life in the North Atlantic from saga storytellers to Hardanger fiddlers. In the auditorium, you’ll find Tastes of Scandinavia, where we’ll be serving your favorite Nordic foods, from smoked salmon to aebleskiver to lefse and lingonberries.

Viking Village

Outside, we’re dialing it back to the Viking Age in Viking Village. Dance around the maypole, play the crazy games of the first millennium, try your shot in our Viking archery range, check out our Viking Age artisans and vendors, and enjoy our Viking battle demos staged in Viking Ship Park every two hours. The beautiful Hopperstad Stave Church will be filled with performances and Minnesota’s HammerHeart Brewing will be back in our Viking Beer Garden sharing tasty, Viking-themed brews.

We’re going to party like your Scandinavian grandparents and their Scandinavian grandparents and everyone’s gonna love it! See you at the Hjemkomst Center!

Admission & Parking

Admission is $15 for adults, $10 for teens and seniors, and FREE for children.

Extra parking is available at the Moorhead Center Mall and American Crystal Sugar (with LinkFM shuttles running to the Hjemkomst Center every 15 minutes).