Food & Drink
Please check schedule for complete listings.
First Lutheran Church
Call for reservation: 563-382-2638
Air conditioned and handicap accessible. Meatballs, ham, herring, glazed carrots, parsley potatoes, cheeses, lefse, salads, sweet soup, rømmegrøt, Norwegian pastries, and beverages.
Adults $13; Children 10 & under $6. Purchase advance tickets at the church office (, 604 W. Broadway) and the Chamber of Commerce after July 20. On Friday and Saturday, the remaining tickets are available at the Chamber office until 3:00 p.m. and then at the church beginning at 3:30 p.m.
Pannekake (Pancake) Breakfast
Decorah Fire Department
All you can eat pancakes with sausage and beverage. $5.00 per person. 400 Claiborne Dr., Fire Department, City Hall Building. Sponsored by Decorah Fire Department.
Vendor: Nordic Fest
Support Nordic Fest with this delicious Norwegian treat and bottled water sold in front of the Oneota Community Co-op Kitchen Classroom.
Vendor: Glenwood Lutheran Church
Enjoy this Scandinavian pastry, shaped like a pretzel, but sweet with a soft crust.
Vendor: Good Shepherd Lutheran Church
Watch demonstrations in Bank of the West Lobby, 120 W. Water Street, and buy these sweet treats in the booth in front of Bank of the West. Samples, recipes, and gluten-free Krumkake available. Krumkake means “curved cake.” These are baked on a special iron and rolled into a cone shape while still hot.
Lingonberry Saft & Slushies
Vendor: Decorah HS Cross Country Teams
Stop by for Norwegian meatballs, chips, beverages, and bottled water. Located near J Tupy’s, 211 W. Water Street.
Rosettes & rømmegrøt
Vendor: Canoe Ridge Lutheran Church
Traditionally Christmas cookies, rosettes have found their way to Nordic Fest. These Scandinavian pastries are a real treat. And if you haven’t tried rømmegrøt, well, make sure to stop by this booth near Rootz Salon, 220 W. Water Street.
Vendor: Xi Zeta Omicron Chapter of Beta Sigma Phi Sorority
Varme Pølse has been on the Nordic Fest menu since the beginning, when they sold for 50 cents. Get in line early for this popular Norwegian snack—meat rolled up in a lefse. Located near The Country Garden, 113 W. Water Street.