Spelmanstämman is a long held Swedish tradition for fiddlers to gather on a lovely day, play tunes and teach each other new music. This traditional Swedish music festival, complete with entertainers and family activities, is celebrating its 30th year!
Enjoy the FREE fun this Saturday, August 21.
This year’s music lineup includes Ross Sutter, ASI Spelmanslag, ASI Lilla Spelmanslag, the Twin Cities Nyckelharpalag, Laula Aika, Kittiwake, and The Upper Midwest Folk Fiddlers.
The festival opens at 1 pm with the traditional parade of folk musicians, followed by performances from each group. Come early (10 am – 12 pm) for a free tour of Gammelgården’s historic buildings, and pack a picnic lunch to enjoy on the museum grounds. Ice cream and beverages will be available to purchase beginning at 1 pm.
COVID-19 Health & Safety Update:
MDH/CDC recommendations and guidance are being followed for this event and are subject to change.
– If you are fully vaccinated: Face coverings are optional indoors and outdoors.
– If you are NOT fully vaccinated: Face covering must be worn indoors and in crowded outdoor spaces; this includes children 16 and under.
– Social distancing is required indoors and outdoors.
Gammelgården Museum in Scandia was established in 1972 to preserve, present, and promote Swedish immigrant heritage.
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