Come for the Scandinavian food, crafts, and the 54th crowning of Oregon’s Lucia Queen of Light. Stay for the Pickled Herring Eating Contest at noon Saturday. The Scandinavian Heritage Foundation’s 25th Annual ScanFair takes place this weekend at PSU’s Smith Center.
The fair is on the 3rd floor of the Smith Memorial Center (1825 SW Broadway). Admission is $6 for adults, $5 for seniors and students, and children under 12 get in free.
The event raises funds for PSU Nordic language classes and the Scandinavian Heritage Foundation, the mission of which is to preserve, communicate and celebrate Scandinavian heritage and culture.
Though primarily a holiday bazaar, we had a great time at last year’s ScanFair.
The highlight was the annual pickled herring eating contest. The winner, Nick Capri, took home as a prize a bottle of Krogstad Aquavit, made by Portland’s House Spirits.
And yes, we have footage:
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