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Nordic revelry takes over South Elgin park for Scandinavian Day fest

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  • Austin Forney, 12, of Chicago draws a Norwegian flag design on his Viking shield during the 38th Annual Scandinavian Day Festival Sunday in South Elgin.

      Austin Forney, 12, of Chicago draws a Norwegian flag design on his Viking shield during the 38th Annual Scandinavian Day Festival Sunday in South Elgin.
    Mark Black | Staff Photographer

  • The group Kyle and Dave performs at the 38th Annual Scandinavian Day Festival Sunday in South Elgin.

      The group Kyle and Dave performs at the 38th Annual Scandinavian Day Festival Sunday in South Elgin.
    Mark Black | Staff Photographer

  • Julia Watkins of Urbana demonstrates early Anglo-Scandinavian weaving during the 38th Annual Scandinavian Day Festival Sunday in South Elgin. Visitors were treated to sunny weather to enjoy Scandinavian entertainment, food and activities. The group Kyle and Dave performed an eclectic blend of traditional and modern Norwegian folk music, to the joy of the audience. Younger visitors could ride horses and ponies in the South Elgin park along the Fox River or create their own personalized Viking shields. The festival celebrated five countries -- Denmark, Norway, Sweden, Finland and Iceland.

      Julia Watkins of Urbana demonstrates early Anglo-Scandinavian weaving during the 38th Annual Scandinavian Day Festival Sunday in South Elgin. Visitors were treated to sunny weather to enjoy Scandinavian entertainment, food and activities. The group Kyle and Dave performed an eclectic blend of traditional and modern Norwegian folk music, to the joy of the audience. Younger visitors could ride horses and ponies in the South Elgin park along the Fox River or create their own personalized Viking shields. The festival celebrated five countries -- Denmark, Norway, Sweden, Finland and Iceland.
    Mark Black | Staff Photographer

  • Kylie Schoenknecht, 5, of Elgin rides a pony during the 38th Annual Scandinavian Day Festival Sunday in South Elgin.

      Kylie Schoenknecht, 5, of Elgin rides a pony during the 38th Annual Scandinavian Day Festival Sunday in South Elgin.
    Mark Black | Staff Photographer

 
 

Visitors to the 38th annual Scandinavian Day Festival Sunday at Vasa Park in South Elgin were treated to sunny weather to enjoy Scandinavian entertainment, food and activities.

The group Kyle and Dave performed an eclectic blend of traditional and modern Norwegian folk music, to the joy of the audience.

Younger visitors could ride horses and ponies in the South Elgin park along the Fox River or create their own personalized Viking shields. The festival celebrated five countries -- Denmark, Norway, Sweden, Finland and Iceland.

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