Julebyen 2019

Dec. 6 - 8
Knife River, Minnesota
2019 SCHEDULE OF EVENTS (tentative)


All events are FREE and open to the public, unless indicated.

Saturday  |  Sunday
Time Event Description
FRIDAY
Friday, 4:30-8pm Julebyen Village Julebyen Outdoor Market Outdoor market booths feature a wide variety of vendors and artisans with unique, earth-friendly wares and Scandinavian cuisine.
Friday, 5:00pm-8pm Gnome Dome tent Julefest Julefest Food Experience Menu: Serving starts at 5:00pm. Swedish Meatballs & gravy, potatoes, peas, rye bread, lingonberries, warm ginger bread, hot apple cider and juice boxes.
Cover charge of $5.00 if not having dinner.

* Cash bar * Featuring Castle Danger Brewery Julebiers

* Music * by THUGS - Two Harbors Ukulele Group
* Silent Auction * of juried artisan wares will support the recreational programs of the Knife River Recreation Council.
* In the Gnome Dome. Cost: $15 per adult (13 and up), FREE for 12 and under.
No advance tickets this year. Purchase tickets at the door.
SATURDAY
Friday  |  ** SATURDAY EVENTS **  |  Sunday
Saturday, 9:30-4:30pm Julebyen Village Julebyen Outdoor Market Outdoor market huts house wide variety of talented vendors, Scandinavian food, Gnome Tent entertainment, Bakeri, Children's Workshop and Kids Games.
Saturday, 9-5pm Julebyen Village Julebyen Indoor Market Indoor vendors with local, hand-made seasonal gifts, gift ideas and goodies! Located in Recreation Building. No food served inside.
Saturday, 9-5pm Troll Village Troll Village Outdoor Market Minnesota book authors and illustrators and a wide variety of talented vendors housed in tents at the campground. Food, kids games, fat tire bike demos.
Saturday, 9-5pm Outdoor Market Horse-drawn Sleigh Rides Enjoy a real sleigh ride experience. Fun for the whole family with Positive Energy Outdoors. $5 per person. Every half hour except for horses lunch break from 1-1:30pm
Saturday, 9-5pm Troll Village SpokenGear Fat tire and electric bike Demos
Saturday, 9-5pm Gnome Dome tent Scandinavian Bakeri Scandinavian baked goods of all kinds.
Saturday, 9-5pm Julebyen Village Kaffe Stugga Julpølse (sausage on bun or on lefse with lingonberries,
Lake Superior herring sandwich with tartar sauce,
Risengrøt (rice pudding),
lingonberry cider and bottled water
Saturday, 9-5pm Julebyen Village Sledding Bring your sled for family fun on our sledding hill (weather permitting).
Saturday, 9am-4pm Troll Village Viking Jewel Hunt in Haystack Children can hunt for the lost jewels of friendly vikings.
Saturday, 9am-5pm Troll Village Troll Grub Food Tent New this year! Swedish meatballs and roll with lingonberries. Hot beverages.
Saturday, 9:30-10:30am Troll Village Children's Herring Run With Sharon the Herring and Nisse Anney. How fast can you run carrying herring on a spatula?
Saturday, 9:30-12:30pm Gnome Dome Bakeri Lefse Demonstration See lefse made the in true Scandinavian style by Cheryl Carlson and friends.
Saturday, 9:30am Duluth Depot Julebyen Express Train Board the Julebyen Express train at the Duluth Depot, arrive in Knife River at 10:40 and board to return at 2:00pm.
Saturday, 10-5pm Gnome Dome tent Childrens Workshops Small hands making simple gifts. Parent/guardian must be present with child.
Saturday, 1o:00-11:00am Gnome Dome tent Krumkake Demo Delores Jackson will demonstrate how to make perfect krumkake.
Saturday, 10:00-10:45am Gnome Dome Stage Gerald Thilmany Listen to the festive accordion music of Gerald Thilmany.
Saturday, 11-11:45am, 12-12:45pm, 1-1:45pm Troll Train to Troll Canyon Come aboard the Troll Train as we journey with our story teller to visit the grouchy troll living under the bridge in a nearby canyon. Purchase tickets from 9:30-1:00pm at the Train Depot or Information Booth: Adults - $10, Children 4-12 - $4, Children 3 and under - FREE. Adults riding the Julebyen Express from Duluth to Knife River receive a free adult Troll Train Ticket. A purchased ticket from Duluth Depot needed for verification.
Saturday, 11:00-noon Gnome Dome Stage Lindula Brothers Listen to original folk and bluegrass.
Saturday, 11-2pm Troll Village Santa Come visit and share your secret wish with this jolly old fellow.
Saturday, 11-3pm Julebyen and Troll Villages Santa Great, free, photo ops with Santa
Saturday, 12:00-12:40pm Gnome Dome Stage VIKEN Scandinavian music and dancers in traditional dress accompanied by musicians Paul and Marikay Dahlin on fiddle and zither.
Saturday, 12-12:45pm Troll Train to Troll Canyon Come aboard the Troll Train as we journey with our story teller to visit the grouchy troll living under the bridge in a nearby canyon. Purchase tickets from 9:30-1:00pm at the Train Depot or Information Booth: Adults - $10, Children 4-12 - $4, Children 3 and under - FREE. Adults riding the Julebyen Express from Duluth to Knife River receive a free adult Troll Train Ticket. A purchased ticket from Duluth Depot needed for verification.
Saturday, 12:40-1:00pm Gnome Dome Stage Christmas in Knife River Sing-along with the community, kids, costumed characters.
Saturday, 12-1pm Troll Village Children's Herring Run With Sharon the Herring and Nisse Anney. How fast can you run carrying herring on a spatula?
Saturday, 1:00-1:45pm Troll Train to Troll Canyon Come aboard the Troll Train as we journey with our story teller to visit the grouchy troll living under the bridge in a nearby canyon. Purchase tickets from 9:30-1:00pm at the Train Depot or Information Booth: Adults - $10, Children 4-12 - $4, Children 3 and under - FREE. Adults riding the Julebyen Express from Duluth to Knife River receive a free adult Troll Train Ticket. A purchased ticket from Duluth Depot needed for verification.
Saturday, 1-1:30pm Gnome Dome Stage Gunny and Hjordus Music of the season.
Saturday, 1:30-2:00pm Gnome Dome Stage Hjordus and Thor Music of the season.
Saturday, 1:00-2:00pm Gnome Dome tent Krumkake Demo Delores Jackson will demonstrate how to make perfect krumkake.
Saturday, 2:00pm Julebyen Express Train Board the Julebyen Express train for the ride back to the Duluth Depot.
Saturday, 2:00-3:00 Gnome Dome Stage Lindula Brothers Listen to original folk and bluegrass.
Saturday, 2:30-3:30pm Troll Village Children's Herring Run With Sharon the Herring and Nisse Anney. How fast can you run carrying herring on a spatula?
Saturday, 3:00-3:30pm Julebyen Village Sterling Dancers Outside, around the fire pit. Lots of costumed dancers to Scandinavian Christmas music in a combination of styles - tap dancing and ballet.
SUNDAY
Friday  |  Saturday  |  ** SUNDAY EVENTS **
Sunday, 9:30am Duluth Depot Julebyen Express Train Board the Julebyen Express train at the Duluth Depot, arrive in Knife River at 10:40 and board to return at 2:00pm.
Sunday, 10-4pm Julebyen Village Julebyen Outdoor Market Outdoor market huts house wide variety of talented vendors, Scandinavian food, Gnome Tent entertainment, Barkery, Children's Workshop and Kids Games.
Sunday, 10-4pm Julebyen Village Julebyen Indoor Market Indoor vendors with local, hand-made seasonal gifts, gift ideas and goodies! Located in Recreation Building. No food served inside.
Sunday, 10-4pm Troll Village Troll Village Outdoor Market Minnesota book authors and illustrators and a wide variety of talented vendors housed in tents at the campground. Food, kids games, fat tire bike demos.
Sunday, 10-4pm Julebyen Village Kaffe Stugga Julpølse (sausage on bun or on lefse with lingonberries,
Lake Superior herring sandwich with tartar sauce,
Risengrøt (rice pudding),
lingonberry cider and bottled water
Sunday, 10am-4pm Troll Village Troll Grub Food Tent New this year! Swedish meatballs and roll with lingonberries. Hot beverages.
Sunday, 10-4pm Outdoor Market Horse-drawn Sleigh Rides Enjoy a real sleigh ride experience. Fun for the whole family with Positive Energy Outdoors. $5 per person. Every half hour except for horses lunch break from 1-1:30pm
Sunday, 10-4pm Troll Village Spoken Gear Fat tire and electric bike Demos
Sunday, 10-4pm Gnome Dome tent Scandinavian Bakeri Scandinavian baked goods of all kinds.
Sunday, 10-4pm Julebyen Village Sledding Bring your sled for family fun on our sledding hill (weather permitting).
Sunday, 10-4:00pm Gnome Dome tent Childrens Workshops Small hands making simple gifts. Parent/guardian must be present with child.
Sunday, 10:30-3:30pm Troll Village Viking Jewel Hunt in Haystack Children can hunt for the lost jewels of friendly vikings.
Sunday, 11-2pm Troll Village Santa Come visit and share your secret wish with this jolly old fellow.
Sunday, 11-11:45am, 12-12:45pm Troll Train to Troll Canyon Come aboard the Troll Train as we journey with our story teller to visit the grouchy troll living under the bridge in a nearby canyon. Purchase tickets from 9:30-1:00pm at the Train Depot or Information Booth: Adults - $10, Children 4-12 - $4, Children 3 and under - FREE. Adults riding the Julebyen Express from Duluth to Knife River receive a free adult Troll Train Ticket. A purchased ticket from Duluth Depot needed for verification.
Sunday, 11-11:30am Julebyen Village Live Nativity A traditional nativity scene along with children, goats and sheep. Sponsored by Knife River Lutheran Church.
Sunday, 11-11:30am Julebyen Village Carolers Listen or join in the singing with the roving "Free4All" quartet.
Sunday, 11:30-noon Julebyen Village A Christmas Story A Christmas story brought to you by the Knife River kids.
Sunday, 10:30-11:30am Great! Lakes Candy Business-sponsored event. Candy making Demo at Great! Lakes Candy Watch us make old-fashioned candy canes and drop candies on an antique candy machine. Limited capacity
Sunday, 11:30am-2:30pm Gnome Dome Bakeri Lefse Demonstration See how Mary vonGoertz and the 'Lefse Ladies' make real Scandinavian lefse. In the Gnome Dome Bakeri - led by Mary von Goertz.
Sunday, 11:30am -12:30pm Gnome Dome Bakeri Krumkake Demo Delores Jackson will demonstrate how to make perfect krumkake.
Sunday, 12-12:45pm Troll Train to Troll Canyon Come aboard the Troll Train as we journey with our story teller to visit the grouchy troll living under the bridge in a nearby canyon. Purchase tickets from 9:30-1:00pm at the Train Depot or Information Booth: Adults - $10, Children 4-12 - $4, Children 3 and under - FREE. Adults riding the Julebyen Express from Duluth to Knife River receive a free adult Troll Train Ticket. A purchased ticket from Duluth Depot needed for verification.
Sunday, noon-1:00pm Gnome Dome Tent Rachel Jensen Hardanger fiddler.
Sunday, 12:45-1:45pm Troll Village Children's Herring Run With Sharon the Herring and Nisse Anney. How fast can you run carrying herring on a spatula?
Sunday, 1:00-2:00pm Gnome Dome Tent John Agacki John will be performing a selection of Finnish, Swedish, Norwegian and German Christmas songs for you!
Sunday, 1:00pm Julebyen Express Train Board the Julebyen Express train for the ride back to the Duluth Depot.
Sunday, 2:00-3:00pm Gnome Dome Tent Airfiddle Performing traditional Christmas music.
Sunday, 3:00-3:30pm Gnome Dome Tent Christmas in Knife River Sing-along with the folks of the Knife River community
Sunday, 3:15-4pm Troll Village Children's Herring Run With Sharon the Herring and Nisse Anney. How fast can you run carrying herring on a spatula?
Sunday, 5:00-6:00pm Knife River Lutheran Church Candlelight Celebration of Music at Knife River Lutheran Church A musical celebration of the season in the candlelit glow of the Knife River Lutheran Church sanctuary, featuring a variety of local musical groups and musicians.
Sunday, 6:00pm Knife River Lutheran Church Scandinavian Cake Reception Following the Celebration of Music enjoy an assortment of Scandinavian cakes and treats.