2015 Norwegian Festival & Bazaar

Friday, December 4 (10:00 a.m.-7:00 p.m.) & Saturday, December 5 (9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.)

Christ Lutheran Church (across from Norway House)
3810 Meredith Dr, Fairfax, VA (directions)

This is our 45th annual event. We’ll have all the imported foods and gifts you can imagine, plus traditional live music, dancing, and cultural demonstrations. For more information, or if you can volunteer (to help with planning, or at the festival) contact festival@norwaydc.org or call Susie at 703-861-4071.

Photos from the 2015 Festival

Nordic Dancers

Festival Schedule

Friday Entertainment:

  • 10-12 – Jo Storaker – Nordic Accordion Music
  • 10-12 – Kristin Stone – Lefse Demonstration
  • 10-2 – Solbjorg Jansberg – Nordic Knitting
  • 10-3 – Waffles/Krumkake – (Judy Kee/Janice Brown Team)
  • 10-4 – Lucy Lyons Willis – Hardanger Demonstrations
  • 10-4 – Kransekake by Rannveig Fredheim (or until they are sold out)
  • 12-2 – Andrea Hoag – Nordic Violin Music

Saturday Entertainment:
Fjord horse

  • 9-11 – Jo Storaker – Nordic Accordion Music
  • 9-11 – Children's Craft Activities (FREE) - Main Room
  • 9-12 – Lucy Lyons Willis – Hardanger Demonstrations 
  • 9-1 – Lynn Rundhaugen – Nordic Knitting Demonstration
  • 9-4 – Norwegian Fjordhester (Norway House back yard, weather permitting)  Horses are available all day Saturday for viewing, but special presentations will be conducted at 10:00 and 2:00
  • 9-3 – Kransekake by Rannveig Fredheim (or until they are sold out)
  • 9-4 – Linda Hurt – Nordic Weaving Demonstration
  • 9:30-11:30 – David Hofstad – Lefse Demonstration
  • 9:30-3 – Waffles/Krumkake – (Judy Kee/Janice Brown Team)
  • 10-11:30 – Myron Rundhaugen – Accordion/Vocalist Performances in Norwegian
  • 11:45-12:30 – Nordic Dancers – (Main Room)
  • 12-4 – Solbjorg Jansberg – Nordic Knitting
  • 1-3 – Paul Carlson – Scandinavian Fiddle Music (Main Room)
  • 1-3 – Lynn Rundhaugen/Erik Larson – Lefse Demonstration
  • Weather permitting the world’s cutest dogs, Norwegian Lundehunds (church back hallway)

Accordion player Paul Carlson Andrea Hoag
Left to right: Norwegian accordionist Jo Storaker; fiddler Paul Carlson; nordic violinist Andrea Hoag

children's crafts table Baked goods at the bazaar
Left to right: Children's Craft Activities, Rannveig Fredheim with her Kransekake and baked goods.

Myron Rundhaugen with an accordion

Myron Rundhaugen

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, hot dogs, ligonberry beverage, Solo, Voss water, coffee and other soft drinks!

Voss is one of our sponsors this year.

Voss: Artesian Water from Norway

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 “Scandinaviana”
The bazaar accepts debit and credit cards, cash, and checks.
Knitting Nordic Weaving Nordic weaving A Shopkeeper's Daughter
Left to right: knitting by Solborg Jansberg; nordic weaving by Linda Hurt (2 photos); A Shopkeeper's Daughter, book by Rachel Wisdom 

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 moved to a new location at Christ Lutheran Church in Fairfax, directly across the street from our lodge's home at the Norway House.