People are celebrating the area's Norwegian heritage with a day of hands-on experiences.

Norskedalan hosted its annual Midsummer Festival today in Coon Valley. In its 31st year, the celebration gives people a unique look at  what life was like for the Norwegian immigrants who settled in Coon Valley. Participants had the opportunity to make their own rope, explore the farm, and watch a wood carving demonstration.

The event coordinator from the event says it's is all about taking people on a journey back in time.

"Not only is it fun to watch the demonstrations and walk around and you get little sample of things, but it's also a great way for kids and adults  to learn about how life was you know back in the 1850's," said Nicole Loeffelholz.

The Midsummer Festival continues June 22.