85th Anniversary Celebration!

Thursday, August 25th, 2011


2012 Winter Solstice
85th Anniversary Event
80th Anniversary
2004 Fourth Festival
Past Events
Rosemaling Festivals

85th Anniversary Event Sponsors:

City of Duluth, WDIO/WIRT TV, Black Water and Black Woods Off-Site Catering, St Louis County Historical Society, Stewart-Taylor Printing, Sons of Norway, Midwest Communications, Bergquist Imports, Nordic Waste, NorthShore Scenic Railroad, and Ninety To The Dozen

Leif Erikson Viking Ship History


Registration and Advance Event Ticket Will-Call Window complete with Authentic Shields, and Cast Iron Ship Replicas which were recently donated to the organization.

Artist's renderings of proposed shelters and registration area.

C'mon In. Join us for a night of celebration!

Dining and Exhibit Area

Exhibits (foreground right) and Silent Auction Tables

Silent Auction Tables, Exhibits, Dining and Black Woods Buffet Area

Black Woods Appetiser Buffet and How Sweet It Is Desserts

Rockin the Cash Bar!

Black Woods Off-Site Catering

Fresh Mozzarella Crostinis

Smoked Salmon with Swiss Almond Cheese and Crackers

Kielbasa with Onions and Peppers

Clockwise from top: Spinach and Artichoke with Housemade Crostinis, Smoked Salmon with Swiss Almond Cheese and Crackers, Kielbasa with Onions and Peppers, and Fresh Mozzarella Crostinis

How Sweet It Is - Cupcakes and Treats

How Sweet It Is - Kransekage

Wood Carving by Claude Bergstrand (foreground left), Viking Ship Replica (foreground right), and Anniversary Celebrants!

85th Anniversary Party Attendees

Silent Auction Tables (foreground), Souvenir Items Table and fireplace area adorned with Leif Erikson Viking Ship Shields

The Chairman and The Mayor

Silent Auction Table Frenzy Bidding

Mmm Cupcakes!

Get your progra... er, um Get Your Photos Here! Mugs! T-Shirts! Memorabilia! Step Right Up!

Ninety To The Dozen

And now, what you've all been waiting for... PARTY!!!

Everyone's having a lovely time!

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