Welcome to the annual


A celebration of Scandinavian and Scandinavian/American folk music here in northern Minnesota.


Our Scandinavian Heritage

As you may know, Minnesota and the upper midwest is an area densely populated by immigrants from the Scandinavian countries. Swedes, Norwegians, Finns, Danes and also a worthy contingent of Icelanders settled this territory in great masses during the late 1800's to the early 1900's.

Part of that rich cultural legacy still here and very much alive is their own brand of folkmusic/folkdance and their own unique style of celebrating it. Their style is not brash, and certainly not flashy or showy. Rather, the Scandinavian/American style is rooted in a quiet self confidence that puts a high value on working for the good of their own community.

In other words, we may not make a lot of noise, but we know how to play together and have a good time doing it --- despite what you may have heard to the contrary on certain nationally syndicated public radio shows, and Oscar winning movies! Come and hear the sounds, do the dances, see the costumes, smell the flowers and gather the real story for yourself.

A Special note to those of you who love to Dance -- This Stämma is very dancer-friendly. There is a special outdoor dance floor next to the main stage so you can literally dance all day!!! In addition, there is an all day long dance barn featuring a mix of dance instruction and open dancing. Finally, there are old-time dances Friday and Saturday night at the American Legion Club in Nisswa. See the event schedule for more details.

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