The Immigrant Fiddle Fest is a long held Swedish tradition where fiddlers gather to play tunes and teach each other new music. The music has never been written. It is always shared by playing only.
This annual festival held on the Gammelgården Museum grounds is a great activity for families. Spelman means “fiddler” and stämma, “gathering.” All are invited to celebrate the immigrant fiddle with musical entertainment, dancing and food.
10 a.m. Historic buildings, exhibits, art fair and food booth.
11:30 a.m. Food tent opens, serving pig roast meal Games available. Hoop rolling, Dala horse croquet and more.
12:45 p.m. Historic buildings, games & food tent closes.
1 p.m. Parade of musicians and program, Gazebo treats available.
This year’s program includes members of American Swedish Institute Spelmanslag and Gammelgården favorites, Ross and Marta Nelson.
2:30 p.m. Program closes, historic buildings re-open.
4 p.m. Gammelgården closes.
Pig Roast menu
Scandinavian coleslaw, summer pasta salad, pickles, watermelon, BBQ sauce, lingonberry sauce and Swedish mustard available for your roasted pig.
If you’d like to see the pig being roasted stop by the parking lot Friday night or early Saturday morning. It’s carved up early – between 8 and 10 a.m.