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Scandinavian Heritage Foundation: ScanFair
Saturday, December 1, 2007 - 10:00am to Saturday, December 1, 2007 - 5:00pm
The sights, sounds, tastes and traditions of a Scandinavian Christmas

Scandinavians love to celebrate Christmas. It brings joy to the short and dark days of a Scandinavian winter. Those traditions run deep in the hearts and lives of the people of Scandinavian heritage and come alive every year in Portland at ScanFair.

  • Dancers and musicians from Oregon & Washington on two stages.
  • Annual pickled herring eating contest, noon Saturday.
  • Delicious Scandinavian foods.
  • Handcrafted and imported items.
  • Film room with videos on Scandinavia.
  • How-to demonstrations of rosemaling, spinning, carving and more.
  • A children's craft room.
  • Beautiful Scandinavian folk costumes.
  • 52nd crowning of Oregon's Lucia Queen of Light.

Saturday, December 1st, 10 am to 5 pm
ScanFair Dance, December 1st, 7:00 pm to 11 pm
Sunday, December 2nd, 11 am to 4 pm

Portland State University, 3rd Floor, Smith Memorial Center (1825 SW Broadway)

$6 adults, $5 seniors and students, Children under 12 are free

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This is the 23nd year that the Scandinavian Heritage Foundation (SHF) and the Scandinavian community will gather to celebrate the fun, the food and the traditions of a Scandinavian Christmas with ScanFair, a holiday festival and market.

Sponsored by the Scandinavian Heritage Foundation which was founded to preserve Scandinavian languages at PSU. ScanFair is a benefit underwriting two fully accredited Scandinavian language courses per year. All donations to ScanFair are tax deductible.