Nordic Fest Board shares 2023 statistics

The Nordic Fest Board met in Decorah Sept. 11, and shared the 2023 Nordic Fest Annual Report, showcasing a variety of numbers captured during the 56th annual celebration.
Highlights included:
  • $58,109 supported by 2023 Nordic Fest Membership
  • 12,210+ Grand Parade attendees
  • 900+ Volunteers utilized to make all Nordic Fest events and activities possible, including 25 Board Members serving year-round
  • 7,632 Rounds of Official Nordic Fest lefse sold
  • 598 Elveløpet 5K and 15K participants
  • 70+ Willing Lutefisk Eating Contest participants
Nordic Fest is an annual three-day summer festival held in Decorah, celebrating the community and the area’s Scandinavian heritage. The 57th annual Nordic Fest will take place July 25-27, 2024.
Organized by a board of volunteers, Nordic Fest offers food, activities and entertainment for the whole family. Learn more and get involved at

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