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Norwegian tradition is celebrated in Coon Valley

Norwegian tradition is celebrated in Coon Valley

COON VALLEY, Wis. (WKBT) - The 35th annual Midsummer Fest was at the Norskedalen Nature Heritage Center on Saturday.

People could see demonstrations of the life of a Norwegian pioneer, enjoy live music, eat traditional Norwegian food and ride donkeys or take horse-drawn wagon rides.

Norkedalen's executive director, Lori Dubczak, said some of the old homes remind her of growing up on a farm, and that it's important to remember what life used to be like.

"My children have no concept of this. They have no concept of the barns, the type of equipment, and the fact that you had to make your own horseshoes or that you had to repair your own wagon. They just have no concept. And honestly, if I can remember that, it's not all that long ago," said Dubczak.

Dubczak said more than 60 volunteers worked to help make the Midsummer Festival possible.

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