Norwegian Holiday Festival & Bazaar 2011

Holiday Festival & Bazaar
The 2011 Holiday Festival & Bazaar was held on Friday Dec. 2 and Saturday Dec. 3 at the Fairfax Elks Club in Fairfax, VA.

Items for sale included: baked goods, books, CDs, DVDs, calendars, cards, paper goods, paper napkins, linens, housewares, appliances, Christmas decorations, gifts, crystal, pewter, jewelry, sweaters, children's books, toys, helmets, and clothing, and vintage wear including sterling and enamel jewelry, rosette irons, and sweaters.

Entertainment Schedule

bunads
Friday,  December 1, 2011

11:00 – 11:30   Meet  the Lundehunds/ Norwegian Humor
11:30 – 12:00   Meet the Lundehunds/ Norwegian Humor/ Meet the Authors 
12:00 – 1:00    Fiddler
1:00 – 1:30    Meet the Authors/Meet the Lundehunds
1:30 – 2:00     Norwegian Humor/ Meet the Lundehunds
2:00 –  2:30    Story Time
2:30 – 3:00     Julenisse Visits
3:00 – 3:30     Norwegian Humor/ Meet the Lundehunds
3:30 – 4:00     Meet the Authors/ Meet the Lundehunds
4:00 – 4:30     Norwegian Humor
4:30 – 5:00     Meet the Authors 
5:00 – 5:30     Norwegian Humor/ Meet the Lundehunds
5:30 – 6:00     Norwegian Humor/ Meet the Lundehunds
6 :00– 6:30     Norwegian Humor
7:00 –            Close

Saturday, December 3, 2011

dancers
9:00 –  9:30       Meet the Lundehunds
9:30 – 10:00      Story Time/ Meet the Authors 
10:00 – 10:30      Julenisse visits/Accordionist
10:30 – 11:00      Accordionist
11:00 – 11:30      Norwegian Song /Accordionist
11:30 – 12:00      Youth Dancers
12:00 – 12:30      Fiddler
12:30 –  1:00       Dancing  Demonstration/Fiddler
1:00 –  1:30        Intro to Norwegian Dancing/ Story  Time
1:30 –  2:00       Julenisse Visits/ Meet the Lundehunds/ Meet the Authors 
2:00 –  2:30        Norwegian Humor/ Meet the Lundehunds
2:30 –  2:45        Norwegian Humor
3:00                    Close
violinist

Norwegian Dancing. Linda Brooks and Ross Schipper have been teaching Norwegian and Swedish dancing for over 25 years and have taught in many venues including the Kennedy Center Millenium Stage. They have researched dances from Nordland in Norway, and in 2003 they earned the Big Silver Medal in Swedish Polska dancing.  Linda and Ross are also members of the Nordic Dancers of Washington, DC and teach Norwegian dances to that performance group.

Fiddler. Andrea Hoag takes an uncommon musical path and revels in the connections she makes along the way.  With over 30 years of devotion to traditional fiddle styles, including intensive study in Sweden and a Grammy-nominated album, Andrea has earned an international reputation as both tradition-bearer and innovator.  Andrea's cds will be for sale at the bazaar.  

baking at the bazaar

Paul Carlson - Playing fiddle for 30+ years, Paul Carlson keeps alive a long line of Nordic musicians in his family. He hews very closely to the traditional feel of the music with the goal of making the tunes easy to dance to and listen to. He is currently the fiddler for the Nordic Dancers and teaches violin full time. Click to visit his studio

Accordionist. Jo Storaker was born and raised in Oslo, Norway. He immigrated to the US in 1971 and received a Masters degree in Electrical Engineering from Michigan Technological University. An avid accordion player since 1965, he specializes in traditional and contemporary Scandinavian songs. He was a featured entertainer at several of our annual bazaars.

Humorist.-  Timothy.J.Christenson