EPHRAIM (ABC4 Utah) The annual Scandinavian Heritage Festival celebrates the Scandinavian pioneers who settled Ephraim and dozens of other towns in Central Utah, and the unique culture of the area that is now their legacy.
The festival is traditionally held over Memorial Day weekend in Ephraim, which, because of its Scandinavian ties, is also called “Little Denmark” and Utah’s “Heart of Scandinavia.” This year, that is Friday, May 26 and Saturday, May 27.
Though not the only activities and events, highlights of the festival include:
• Education — A Scandinavian Heritage Conference (free to the public), with presentations on various aspects of Scandinavian and pioneer influences on local history and culture; historic bus tours.
• Food — A distinctively Scandinavian supper; Saturday morning “Ebelskiver breakfast; the traditional “Sanpete Barbeque Turkey” lunch; plenty of other food vendors throughout the event.
• Entertainment — Pioneer craft reenactments and demonstrations; music and storytelling; parade; craft and vendor booths.
For more information, visit scandinavianfestival.org.