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The Leif Erikson Viking Days Fall Festival Planning Committee is hard at work finalizing plans for the 2013 festival. The group, made up of area business owners and residents hope to help the annual event grow, provide fun for families and highlight what the Norway Area has to offer.
Festivities will take place October 12 to October 13. Throughout the weekend, local businesses will offer specials, demonstrations, and games for children.
Saturday , October 12
On Saturday, October 12, the activities begin with Leif’s Run, a 5K competitive race and 2-mile fun run/walk beginning at Marion Park pavillion (race map). Fest activities will concentrate in downtown Norway and along the US2 corridor.
At the band shell, visitors can enjoy a live music, the crowning of Miss Norway and the Friend of Norway. Local restaurants will offer a variety of food items throughout the day downtown as part of the Taste of Norway, and art, woodworking and craft booths will set up along the street. A variety of children’s activities will also be offered. Saturday includes the popular Leif Erikson parade down Norway’s Main Street at noon.
Night of the Viking! The extremely popular Viking Feast will be held at Holy Spirit School, 2nd Street just west of Route 8. Viking re-enactors will be present while guests enjoy traditional Viking fare. The evening will conclude with a walking torchlight parade around Strawberry Lake, and a Viking Funeral pyre on the lake. Purchase tickets at 1st National Bank of Norway all branches, and Norway City Hall.
SUNDAY, October 13
From 9:30 am to 1:30 pm Mike's on Main is having a breakfast/brunch for all those visiting the area for the Leif Erikson Festival. Please stop by for a variety of great items and possibly some Swedish dishes!
The Jake Menghini Museum will be open for tours and the Viking Re-enactors will host fun and games!
Join us for a Pickle Ball Open House. Instruction and play is from 2 pm to 4 pm at the Methodist/Lutheran church building on O'Dill Drive near the Meneghini Museum. Please stop in to play or to watch.
What is Pickle Ball?
The game is named after Pickles, the family cocker spaniel of one of the co-inventors of pickleball. He used to chase stray balls and then hide in the bushes, so they named the game after him. Pickleball is a fun game that is played on a badminton court with the net lowered to 34 inches at the center. It is played with a perforated plastic baseball (similar to a whiffle ball) and wood or composite paddles. It is easy for beginners to learn, but can develop into a quick, fast-paced, competitive game for experienced players.
FORMS & Informational pieces
•Art, Craft, Woodworker & Vendor application
•Friend of Norway nomination
•Miss Norway application
•Food Vendor participation
•T-shirt design participation
•Leif character images page
•Leif’s Run registration form
•Leif's Run race map
Barb Thorne, Swedish Passport: 906-282-4426, or email@example.com
Bruce Hawkinson: 906-250-0247, or firstname.lastname@example.org
Kelley Laughlin, 906-563-9304, or email@example.com
Carol Ann Sundstrom, 906-221-3702, or firstname.lastname@example.org
Pickleball Open House - Free
Barb Zeman, 906-221-1955, or email@example.com
Taste of Norway