Vinterfest 2023

Scandia Vinterfest
Saturday, February 4, 2023

Gammelgården Museum of Scandia participated in Scandia’s Vinterfest 2023 on Saturday, February 4, 2023, with a variety of activities held at the museum.

Hundreds of people came to Gammelgården on February 4th for Vinterfest.

10 a.m. – 4 p.m. – Gammelgården Museum and Scandia Heritage Alliance join forces to offer free family activities:

  • See a display of vintage skis, snowshoes, and sleds

Some of the many skis in the gazebo at Gammelgården.

One of the vintage sleds at Scandia Heritage Alliance’s display in the gazebo.

  • Gather around a bonfire at the picnic tables with snacks and warm drinks

Guests made their way to picnic tables to enjoy snacks and hot drinks.

  • Play outdoors

Children played outdoors on the west side of Gammelgården. 

  • Participate in a Kubb Tournament (an Ancient Viking Game)
  • Use your creativity to do crafts

The second floor of the Valkommen Hus was packed with families who were crafting together.

  • Go on a Trivia Treasure Hunt
  • Meet raptors

One of the owls that the Wildlife Science Center brought to Gammelgården.

10 a.m. – Register for Kubb Tournament (teams of 2) – Barton Johnson Park Tennis Courts

10 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. – Register for Wild Goose Chase Trivia Treasure Hunt (teams of 2-5 people – one smartphone per team required to play) – Gammelgården Välkommen Hus, 1st Floor

10 a.m. – 4 p.m. – Gammelgården Butik Open

The display outside of the Butik had a Valentine’s Day theme.

There was a wide variety of items available in Gammelgården’s Butik. 

10:30 a.m. – 3 p.m. – Kubb Tournament (an ancient Viking game) – Barton Johnson Park Tennis Courts

12 noon – 4 p.m. – Family craft activities and reading – Gammelgården Välkommen Hus, 2nd Floor

  • Color a Dala horse

  • Create snowflakes from cardboard tube slices

  • Transform white paper bags into a snowflake mobile

  • Frost gingerbread cookies

  • Read winter books in the carpeted nook

12:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. (Presentations at 12:30 p.m. and 1:30 p.m.) – Meet raptors from the Wildlife Research Center – Outside Gammelgården Välkommen Hus (will move indoors if the weather is bitterly cold)

Looking at the table of skulls, talons, and furs.

There were two raptors at the event that people could ask questions about and see up close.

Another owl that the Wildlife Science Center brought to Gammelgarden. It was born without an eye which would affect its ability to hunt and survive in the wild.

1 p.m. – 3 p.m. – Wild Goose Chase Trivia Treasure Hunt – Starts from outside the Gammelgården Välkommen Hus
Sponsored by Scandinavian North Gift Shop, Gammelgården Museum of Scandia, and Scandia Heritage Alliance

3:30 p.m. – 1st, 2nd, and 3rd Place prizes awarded for the Wild Goose Chase Trivia Treasure Hunt – Gammelgården Välkommen Hus