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Mayfest 2013 starts Thursday

Four days of art, food, music, dancing, drama and more get underway Thursday with the start of the 2013 Little Norway festival in Petersburg. It’s the 55th year for the town’s Mayfest celebration, which highlights local Norwegian heritage and commemorates May 17th or “Syttende Mai” which is Norway’s constitution day.

This year’s festival includes new offerings as well as traditional events like the parade, the pageant and, of course, roving bands of Vikings and Valkyries, clad in armor and animal skins. Matt Lichtenstein spoke with the Festival Committee’s Katie Eddy and Holli Flint about the events for Thursday, May 16th, the first day of Mayfest:
For mobile-friendly audio, click here.

Little Norway 2012. KFSK File.


A detailed schedule of all the Little Norway events can be found here or look for the printed version in the Petersburg Pilot and around town.

Also, you can tune in Thursday at noon, when we’ll talk about all of Fridays events.

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