Food & Drink

It wouldn’t be Nordic Fest without food! Buy affordable sweet treats and savory snacks from the many food vendors located up and down Water Street, attend Norwegian Dinner, and don’t forget to visit Decorah’s amazing restaurants.

Food Vendors


Please check schedule for complete listings.


Decorah Lutheran Church
309 Winnebago St.

Carry-out only. Tickets $15.

Menu: Meatballs, mashed potatoes, gravy, glazed carrots, cucumber salad, lefse, rømmegrøt, cookies.

Tickets available at, call Decorah Lutheran at (563)-382-3601 or at the Decorah Area Chamber of Commerce.

Pannekake (Pancake) Breakfast

Decorah Fire Department
Saturday, 6:30am–9:30am

All you can eat pancakes with sausage and beverage. Free will donation. 400 Claiborne Dr., Fire Department, City Hall Building. Sponsored by Decorah Fire Department.

Lefse rolling


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. Located near Gallery of Tops, 114 W. Water St.



Vendor: Good Shepherd Lutheran Church

Demonstrations in Bank of the West Lobby, 120 W. Water St. Sales in front of Bank of the West. Samples, recipes, and gluten-free available.

Lingonberry Saft booth

Lingonberry Saft & Slushies

Vendor: Kinderhaus

Cool off with lingonberry juice drinks and slushies. Located near Verizon Be Mobile, 110 W. Water St.

Norwegian meatballs

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.

Child eating varme polse

Varme Pølse

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.