106th annual Leif Erikson Bazaar coming up next month

Coming up in just less than a month is the 106th annual Leif Erikson Bazaar, a festival for all things Nordic.

The festival will be on October 20 and 21 at the Leif Erikson Lodge (2245 NW 57th St.).

From the organizers:

Have some family fun while enjoying Nordic food from our tastefully designed sandwiches to the delicate krumkake cone and the hearty ertesuppe/peasoup, lapskaus/lamb stew, and rommegrot, a silky sour cream porridge; Norwegian desserts in our Bakeri/Bakery; handicrafts from our Norna ladies; kids games and Karnival Korner from 10AM-2PM (Saturday) and 11AM-2PM (Sunday); lots of raffles; gently loved previously owned items at our Ditt og Datt booth; find a good book at our Book Nook, good strong Norwegian coffee; and our new beer loft open from 3PM to closing! Learn about the Sons of Norway, too. Win a $1000 travel voucher for a flight aboard IcelandAir, $600 cash, or $200 gift certificate for Scandinavian Specialties in Ballard plus $100 cash. Velkommen!

They’ll have vendors such as Desiree of Sweden, selling Scandinavian gifts; Judy Painted Treasures with Norwegian rose painting, also known as “rosemaling;” and Runecraft with Silver, selling pewter, bronze and stainless steel rings, earrings, and more.

The first bazaar was in 1906, and was organized to raise funds for a new building, which is now known as the historical Norway Hall on Boren Avenue, home to the Cornish College of the Arts. The Leif Erikson Hall was opened in 1986, built mostly by volunteers.

Come on down to the Leif Erikson Lodge bazaar in Ballard! Enjoy the food; meet your neighbors; learn about the Sons of Norway; see the beautiful crafts and arts of Norway and Scandinavia some made by local artisans; see the bargains for vintage and gently used household items and books; and take some chances on luscious food baskets from local merchants and groups, trips, cash, and so much more! See you on October 20 and 21!

Learn more here.

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