Missed Scandinavian Fest [again]

For the 13 years now, I’ve missed Atlanta’s very own Scandinavian Festival. The problem is that it’s hosted on one day of the year and I always seem to discover that day after the fact. This year, I was prepared all week. Well, mostly prepared. I had planned on going, though I didn’t bother to see the times or days of the event. I had assumed that the festival would be taking place all weekend, but I was mistaken. It’s a 1-day event at Oglethorpe University. This year, it was on the 13th of October. This time next, this post will remind me of this fact and this entry might actually be about the Scandinavian Festival instead of about how I missed it. If any of readers plan on going, let’s help each other remember to check the dates in advance.

Atlanta Scandinavian Festival


  1. Always seem to miss this event also. They (Scandanavian Festival officials) need to get the information about it out to the public better. Cannot not even find their website. But think the event is next weekend Sat Oct 8, 2011 if I read the information correctly. P.S. i like the event better when it was in Marietta at Cobb Civic Center, even if further away. Seemed like more acitivities and displays there.

  2. Thanks for reminding me of the festival! I looked around, but I can’t tell if it’s actually happening this year. Oglethorpe doesn’t mention it on their “events.” I’ll call around and see what I can find out.

  3. I don’t think date I quoted in earlier message, festival being Oct 8, 2011 is correct. I got that info from a message that was from 2007, I believe. Think the Scandinavian Festival has pretty much been cancelled last few years, but don’t know for sure. If you find anything about it, thanks if you post a message back on here. ( I sent a similar message to Atlanta Swedish Consulate, because they have participated in the past, but they have not responded.) Thank you.

  4. I got an answer from Atlanta Swedish Consulate. No festival past couple years, and not going to be one this year (2011). I guess parties inolved got tired of it, or too expensive.

  5. Awwwww, man! That’s sad. Who now will stand and take this charge? Is there no man to brave these fickle waters and guide our vessel to green lands of plenty? If I here of something good, I’ll drop it hear so there will be at least two vikings to plunder the hoard.

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