2013 Norwegian Holiday Festival & Bazaar

Friday, December 6, 2013 - 10:00 a.m.-7:00 p.m.
Saturday, December 7, 2013 - 9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.

New location for 2013:
Christ Lutheran Church (across from Norway House)
3810 Meredith Dr, Fairfax, VA (directions)

This is our 43rd annual event. New this year: We are now accepting Debit and Credit Cards — the first time for our Norwegian Festival, in addition to cash or checks.

Photos from 2013 Festival

Norwegian Cafe

Make sure to join us for Norwegian Lunch in our Norwegian Cafe — our menu includes authentic Norwegian pea soup served with cheese/Norwegian flatbread, rommegrot, risengrot, open faced salmon sandwiches, ligonberry beverage, Solo, water, coffee and other soft drinks!

Items for Sale

Items for sale include:

  • Unique Gifts
  • Handcrafted Items
  • Norwegian Jewelry
  • CDs and DVDs
  • Cooking Appliances
  • Rosemaled Ornaments 
and Gifts by Tina Keune
  • Hats,T-shirts, Clothing
  • Nordic Sweaters and Knitwear
  • Books, Cards, and Calendars
  • Tablecloths and Kitchen Linens
  • Christmas Ornaments and Decor
  • Porcelain, Pewter and Glass Decor
and Accessories
  • Baked Goods, Lefse, and Norwegian Chocolate
  • Vintage & Unique “Scandinavi-ana”

Holiday Festival Schedule

Friday, December 6

  • Lefse Demonstration/Fresh Lefse for Sale – Kristin Stone (11:00-1:00)
  • Scandinavian Fiddler – Paul Carlson (12:00-2:00)
  • Nordic Violinist – Andrea Hoag (4:00-7:00)
  • Nordic Accordionist – Jo Storaker (10:00-12:00)
  • Scandinavian Violinist – Sonja Benson – will perform during musical interludes by our other musicians

Saturday, December 7

  • Lefse Demonstration/Fresh Lefse – David Hofstad (11:00-1:00) and Lynn Rundhaugen/Erik Larson (1:00-3:00)
  • Nordic Dancers – with children joining the last 30 minutes (11:30-1:00)
  • Hardangersom Demonstration – Lucy Lyons Willis (12:00)
  • Nordic Knitting Demonstration – Lynn Rundhaugen (12:00-1:00)
  • Nordic Weaving – Linda Hurt (9:00-1:00)
  • Nordic Accordionist – Jo Storaker (9:00-11:00)

Bazaar History

Our first Norwegian Christmas Bazaar was held in 1967 at the Washington Hilton Hotel. We have had an annual Christmas bazaar ever since. This event serves both as a fundraiser and as outreach to the community.

From 1997-2008, our bazaar was part of the Royal Norwegian Embassy’s Christmas at Union Station. From 2009-2012, our bazaar was held at the Fairfax Elks Club, and in 2013 it will move to a new location at Christ Lutheran Church in Fairfax, directly across the street from our lodge's home at the Norway House.