PSNEA PARTICIPATES IN THE POULSBO MIDSOMMARFEST

 

For 2011 Evelyn & I accepted the invitation on behalf of PSNEA and took CALLIE and CASSIE.  We were put on display with other Scandinavian dog breeds that were invited to the event. Dave & Jill Evander and LOUIE joined us for 2012 and 2014.

Midsommarfest is a two day celebration of the summer solstice.

The festival highlights a mix of Scandinavian cultures that begins with the Swedish tradition of raising the Maistang or Maypole and concludes with the lighting of a ceremonial bonfire a Norwegian tradition that celebrates the arrival of summer.

2011 shows CASSIE below with a local group called “Glamfolk”. They set up a typical “Viking Village” where visitors can learn about the Vikings culture, and how they lived.

 

 

For 2011 & 2012 there were a number of replica artifacts, craftsmen, merchants, and re-enactors ready and available to teach anyone who is interested in learning about the life of a Viking.

We were on display for three hours during the afternoon in Poulsbo’s Waterfront Park. We alternated being in our display area and walking our dogs amongst the crowd answering questions, posing for pictures and greeting the "little folk" as LOUIE is doing here.

 

 

 

2011 Gathering of Nordic Dogs, Norwegian Buhund, Lundehund, Canaan Dog & Elkhound

 

 2011 Midsommarfest Royalty with CALLIE & CASSIE

 

An Elkhound Close Encounter

 

2014 Midsommarfest Royalty with NIKKI

 

Young Scandinavian Girl & NIKKI

 

Midsommarfest Royalty and LOUIE

 

 NIKKI & LOUIE pose with Traditional Norwegian Dress

2020 CALENDAR OF EVENTS

 

PSNEA members will be attending the events highlighted in BLUE

At these events we show our Norwegian Elkhounds to the public and educate them about our wonderful dogs.  

If you own an Elkhound or are interested in Elkhounds please come and join us.

 

 

 

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14 Nov 2020 Fido Farm Herding Fun Day

All Dogs Are Welcome To Attend

 

 

 

  

PAST EVENTS -- CLICK EVENT FOR PICTURES

 

Rose City Classic Meet The Breeds Showcase 

 

The Daffodil Festival Grand Floral Parade 

 

Annual Olympia Norway Day 

 

Hillsboro Oregon Elkhound Picnic

 

Fjordin Crossin in Hoodsport WA 

 

PSNEA Specialty at the Enumclaw Expo Center

 

All Around Dogs at the Puyallup Fair 

 

Edgewood WA Nordic Festival 

 

A Taste of Scandinavia Kennewick WA 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

FEATURES

 

 

 

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Read about a Guard Dog Elkhound HERE

 

Read About PSNEA Participation in Poulsbo's Midsommarfest

 

Read the HumanWatch Editorial "What I Learned At The Dog Show" 

 

Read the Reader’s Digest Special Report "Scandal Of America’s Puppy Mills"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dennis Bell and LOKI, PSNEA's most titled Elkhound