Enjoy a late summer day
Enjoy a late summer
day with traditional food, crafts, gifts and entertainment
representing the five Nordic Cultures as we celebrate the
creation of Vasa Park in 1953 in South Elgin,
Illinois. Honor the founders for the vision, labors
and resources that built and preserved this beautiful Fox
River Valley venue. Scandinavian Day at Vasa Park is
enjoyed by the thousands who return each year to this late
summer tradition on the Sunday after Labor Day. A
great day of food, fellowship and fun bringing together
friends and family with pride for over 30 years.
Select your favorites, and feast on a variety of
Scandinavian and American food. Visit the many craft
and gift vendors for that special memory of the five Nordic
countries. Bring the family for a full day of fun and
enjoy the tradition of music, dance and a relaxed day in the
Volunteers Needed at our Food Booth, Membership table.
VOLUNTEER TO HELP: Volunteer to work at our food
booth or membership table. Help set up and take down our
tents and tables. To volunteer at the
food booth contact Rick Severson (email@example.com and join us for a fun day of working together.
Even if you didn't sign up to help - just stop over and volunteer a little of your time. We'll find something for you to do.
A big thank you to Skjold Lodge
member, Karen Pedone, for creating the fun
new characters we will use at Scandinavian day.
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Pølse in Lefse
Packages of lefse
Assorted baked goods.
some lefse (the Norwegian flat bread made with flour,
potatoes, butter, cream and other good stuff). Today most
people spread butter on it, sprinkle their favorite sugar
on top, eating it as a dessert (or if they can't wait just
eat it right away) -Who says you can't eat dessert first!
PØLSE IN LEFSE:
Pølse(the Norwegian hot dog) wrapped in lefse is another
of our offerings. Those having traveled to Norway know
that one of your most inexpensive meals is take away polse
from a gatekjøkken (street kitchen [think 7-11]).
Gatekjøkkenene serve the pølse in a bun, but we (and some
others like it rolled up in lefse).
Hungry for some beef? At our food both we sell "Sloppy
Joe" sandwiches we call "uffda burgers". We picked this
strange name when we thought about eating them only to
have the delicious juicy meat in the middle slip out and
where you didn't want it - "UFFDA"!
2022 - WE WILL ALSO HAVE VEGGIE UFFDA "BURGERS".
The "Lefse Lars" (™), "Pølse Pete"(™), and "Sloppy Ole"(™) characters are trademarks of Skjold Lodge member Karen Pedone and are not available for use by any other entity without the express permission of Karen Pedone.
BAKE SOMETHING FOR US: Members are encouraged to
bring baked goods for sale at our booth. What seems
to work best is items wrapped for individual sale.
These do not have to be Norwegian items—chocolate chip
cookies sell well. A good example of something to
bring is large cookies wrapped in plastic wrap.
Mark the item with a small label as to what it is: “Chocolate Chip Cookie”, “Brownie”, “Sugar Cookie”, etc. PRICE ALL ITEMS IN $.50 increments as it makes it easier to make change.