Scandinavian Festival Receives Award

JUNCTION CITY, Ore. — The Scandinavian Festival in Junction City got a big honor. It received an Oregon Heritage Tradition Designation, which is only given to festivals and fairs that have been around for at least 50 years. Board member David Vaughan says they filed an application with the state’s Oregon Heritage Commission in October, … Continue reading »

Businesses Benefit from Festival

JUNCTION CITY, Ore. — Junction City wrapped up its annual Scandinavian Festival on Sunday and businesses around the area said they enjoyed the festival just as much as people who went for fun. Businesses around the Scandinavian Festival took advantage of all the people who came to Junction City. Rodeo Steak House and Grill owner, … Continue reading »

Family Shares Scandinavian Traditions

JUNCTION CITY, Ore. — Downtown Junction City has quite a different look this weekend, as the annual Scandinavian Festival takes over the city. Hundreds of people flocked there Thursday for the 53rd annual festival, which celebrates the Scandinavian heritage of Junction City. For one family, three generations work side by side creating sweet foods at … Continue reading »

Out & About: Aug. 9th-11th

There are a lot of ways to enjoy this weekend. Here are some ideas from 104.7 FM KDUK’s Valerie Steele. Out & About Links: Douglas County Fair Scandinavian Festival Island Park Blues Festival S.L.U.G. Queen Coronation For more information on these and other great events or to submit your own, click here.

Scandinavian Festival Opens Thursday

JUNCTION CITY, Ore. — Downtown Junction City will be transformed Thursday into a Scandinavian village. It’s time for the 53rd annual Scandinavian Festival. Take to the streets with vikings and trolls with festive music, dancing, food, and craft booths. Events kick off Thursday with Swedish Day. The festival is free and goes through August 11.

Scandinavian Festival Starts Today

JUNCTION CITY, Ore. — Junction City has transformed itself into a Scandinavian village. The 52nd annual Scandinavian Festival started today and from food to crafts to traditional Scandinavian folk dancing, there’s a lot happening at this year’s event. There are a few new booths and, of course, the old favorites are back, including the abelskiver … Continue reading »

Scandinavian Festival in 52nd Year

JUNCTION CITY, Ore. — Junction City begins celebrating its European roots Thursday with the 52nd Annual Scandinavian Festival. Crews worked all day Wednesday to transform the city’s downtown into a 19th-century village. When the I-5 corridor opened up, business drained out of the town. The change in the atmosphere inspired a local doctor to find … Continue reading »