Libby Nordicfest: ‘Trollin’ with the Trolls’

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Mehki Sykes, left, and Peggy Williams, center, participate in the Nordicfest Heritage Festival parade last year. (John Blodgett/The Western News)

The 34rd annual Nordicfest will celebrate Libby’s Scandinavian heritage on Friday and Saturday, Sept. 7-8.

The festival is being expanded this year to reflect Libby’s diverse heritage. From theater and craft show to a Swedish meatball dinner and parade, there’s plenty to do in Libby this weekend. Here’s the full schedule:

Thursday, Sept. 6

7 p.m. — Kootenai Karacters Melodrama at the Maki Theater, “Granny Smith Goes to Washington.” Tickets $10.

Friday, Sept. 7

10 a.m. to 6 p.m. — Information booth open inside Memorial Center

10 a.m. to 6 p.m. — Juried Craft Show at Memorial Center

11 a.m. to 6 p.m. ­— Food booths open at the Food Court/Memorial Center

Noon — Bunad parade starts at Libby Care Center and proceeds up Mineral Avenue to Memorial Center

10a.m. to 6 p.m. — Quilt Show at Asa Wood Center

12:15 p.m. — Welcome at Memorial Center

1 to 6 p.m. – Free outdoor entertainment

4 p.m. — Runnerfell Race for Children, Libby Elementary School

5 to 7:30pm – Swedish Meatball Dinner at the Elk’s Lodge; adults $10, children $6/Shauney Fisher to follow!

7 p.m. — Kootenai Karacters Melodrama at the Maki Theater, “Granny Smith Goes to Washington,” Tickets $10.

Saturday, Sept. 8

10 a.m. — Parade contestant line-up

10 a.m. to 6 p.m. — Juried craft show at Memorial Center-Information Booth Open inside the Center

11a.m. to 6 p.m. — Food booths open at the Food Court at the Memorial Center

11a.m. ­­— Nordicfest Parade, downtown Libby

10 a.m. to 6 p.m. — Quilt Show at Asa Wood Center

Noon – Opening Ceremonies, Anthems & Introductions at the Memorial Center/Parade Winners Announced

Noon to 6 p.m. — Information Booth Open Inside the Memorial Center

Noon to 6 p.m. – Free outdoor entertainment at Memorial Center

1 p.m — Coloring Contest in the Memorial Center, ages 4-6, and Troll Mask Making, ages 7-10.

2 p.m. — Krumkake Making and Kids Activities

3 p.m. — Drawing for Educational Give-Aways

4 p.m. — Scholorship Table drawings begin

5 to 7:30 p.m.— Spaghetti dinner at the Elks Lodge, adults $10,child $6

7 p.m. – Kootenai Karacters Melodrama at the Maki Theater, “Granny Smith Goes to Washington,” tickets $10.

Sunday, Sept. 9

8 a.m. to 1 p.m. — Swedish Pancake Breakfast – St Joseph Catholic Church Center, adults $6, children $3

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