Head to The Danish Club in Newstead for the annual  Scandinavian Festival. From 10am-4pm, Austin Street will be invaded by over 60 Scandinavian stallholders who will be showing off the food, drink, arts and crafts, design traditions and life of the Nordic countries of Denmark, Norway, Sweden, Finland and Estonia.

You can meet some vikings, learn about Scandinavian culture and eat your way through cinnamon buns, Danish pastries, smorrebrod, meatball sandwiches and plenty more. The festival is family friendly and free to enter!

Now in its fifth year, the popular Scandinavian Festival is set to astound visitor once again with a huge line-up of Scandinavian food, drinks, fashion, design, arts and craft and much more.

Release your inner “Viking” and prepare to eat, drink, buy and try anything and everything Scandinavian in sunny Newstead.

“The festival has grown from its humble beginning in 2012 and this year we are excited to announce that our famous raffle is even bigger and better than previous years”, President of the Danish Club of Brisbane, Soren Hoimark said.

“The lucky winner of the first prize will WIN a trip of a lifetime!”, Soren explained.

The festivals new Platinum sponsors, Emirates and 50 Degrees North, have donated an extraordinary prize valued at $11,000 – a return trip for two to Norway including a 6-day cruise with Hurtigruten.

“With only 10,000 raffle tickets on sale and a prize pool of over $20,000, this is inarguably the best raffle in town with huge winning potential for anyone taking part!” Soren said.

Raffle tickets will be sold on the day and prior (see website) with the main prize draw taking place at 2.30pm. The Norwegian Ambassador will be there to announce the winner and you might want to note that the winner MUST be present to claim the prize.

Also not to be missed, real life Vikings, live music and traditional dancers will keep the atmosphere heightened from the mainstage all afternoon.

The young ones will be well catered for with a range of activities including a LEGO Play centre, an electronic Bike track from REID cycles, Swedish floorball and an interactive yarn lounge from The Createry.

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