The 29th Annual Rutland Uffda Day will be held next Sunday, October 6, 2013!  This is the day when the population in the town of 163 swells to over 1,000 — maybe 2,000 — people who come to celebrate the Scandinavian ancestry of Rutland.

Residents have been busy making over 3,000 lefse to be served at the Hall dinner and for sale for visitors to take home and enjoy later.  Other goodies include sandbakkels, krumkake and rosettes.  Visitors can enjoy freshly make abelskievers, Uffda Day Tacos, scalloped potatoes and ham dinner, brats, rommegrot and other edibles.  There are plenty of other things to do during the day as well including:

  • Pioneer demonstrations: hardanger, quilting, embroidery, wool spinning, ice cream and ropemaking
  • Antique tractor demonstrations
  • Classic & antique car show
  • Horse drawn rides
  • Arts & crafts sales
  • Pioneer house & museum
  • Musical entertainment
  • Games & train rides for children
  • Wine tasting
  • 5K walk/run (starting at 9 a.m.; registration at 8:30 a.m.)
  • Nordland church service at 9am
  • Parade at 1:00 pm

Musical entertainment this year will include the NorSweDane Dancers.  The NorSweDane Dancers perform Nordic dances to traditional Scandinavian dance tunes. This exciting group is made up of dancers from Fargo-Moorhead Scandinavian clubs and they are coming to Rutland.

New this year to our events will be the pig races at 2:00 p.m.

Kids can have fun bouncing around in the inflatables, and playing a variety of games and other activities across from the Hall.

Plan to be in Rutland next Sunday.  Come meet old friends and make new ones.  Rutland is always the place to be the first Sunday in October!

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