Annual Leif Erikson Viking Days Fall Festival
Leif Erikson Fall Festival count down to Columbus Day Weekend
Plan to check back here often for the most recent updates on the calendar of events. Forms & applications click here.

A group of Norway business owners and community members have taken charge of planning the Leif Erikson Festival in order to help the annual event grow, provide fun for families and highlight what the Norway Area has to offer. 

Festivities will take place throughout Columbus Day weekend, October 7- October 10. Local businesses will offer specials, demonstrations, games for children and raffle prizes. On Saturday, organizers will announce the winners of the all-new Miss Norway Competition, the Friend of Norway and the Senior Couple. The annual Leif Erikson parade will take place on Main Street before activities shift to Norway’s Marion Park.  At the city park, visitors will enjoy a taste of Norway provided by local restaurants, a fine-art and woodworking sale, farmer’s market, car show, children’s activities, Viking reenactments and a variety of music from local performers.

Additional activities include a special volleyball tournament hosted by the Thirsty Whale Bar and Grill on Friday evening and demonstrations and attractions highlighting Norway’s past on Sunday at The Jake Meneghini Memorial Museum. Also a quilt show and ethnic desserts at the Museum on Sat and Sun. 10-2.

Following is a "short" list of the exciting activities being planned. If you are interested in participating in some way, please contact the event organizers at:

or call Barb at 906-282-4426
or call Mary Lynn at  906-563-7034

Check us out on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/?ref=hpskip#!/pages/Leif-Erikson-day/123031487778349

Columbus Day Weekend, October 7-10, 2011
Norway, Michigan

• Four Days of FREE fun for the Entire Family
• Quilt Show & Ethnic Desserts at Museum, 10-2 Sat & Sun
• Store Specials
• Punch Card Mania with huge drawing
• Antique Car Show
• Family Fun Run
• Art & Woodworking Shows
• Games for Kids
• Live Music
• Taste of Norway
• Live Alpaca's around town. Will you be able to find them?

Our Growing List of Sponsors
We are grateful for the monetary donations from each of our sponsors. In this very difficult economic environment your support means more than ever to us. Thank you for supporting our community and its events. We hope, inturn, that your generousity is rewarded.
Red, White and Blue sponsor levels were formed with the colors of the Norwegian flag.

Red Level: $1,000 and above
Waiting for first sponsor at this level.

White Level: $500-$999
DDA of Norway
LaFaive Oil - www.lafaiveoil.com
Verso Paper - www.versopaper.com

Blue Level Sponsors: $150-$499
The Advertiser greatnorthernconn.com
AmericInn, americinnofnorway.com
Bald Eagle Harley-Davidson, Marquette, MI  baldeaglehd.com
The Current newspaper, 906-563-5212
City of Norway, 906-563-9961
Dairy Queen, 906-563-9260
First National Bank of Norway - www.norwaybank.com
The Friends of the Braumart, www.friendsofthebraumart.org
Halls Hardware, 563-9553
The Iron Mountain Daily News ironmountain dailynews.com
Kingsley North Inc. kingsleynorth.com
Mead & Hunt, Inc. 563-1310
The Norway Area Community Foundation, dickinsonareacommunityfoundation.org
Norway Dental, 906-563-8010
Norway Mountain, norwaymountain.com
Norway Physical Therapy Clinic, www.dchs.org
Norway Senior Center, 906-563-8716
Peterson Electric 563-9342
Rainbow's End Alpacas & Gifts - rainbowsendalpacas.net
Swedish Passport, www.swpassport.com
Zeman Graphic Design
, 906-221-1955

Friend of Leif Sponsors: under $149

The Garden Place, 906-563-5100
Norway Eye Care, 906-563-5711
Viking Motel, 906-563-9245
E. J. Olivares, attorney,


Forms, Applications, or Information
The informaton is available if "here" is indicated in blue. This area is being developed.

Activity List for the weekend
click here to download pdf
Fine Art, Fine Crafts and Woodworking applicationclick here to download pdf
Friend of Norway nomination formclick
here to download pdf
Miss Norway application form—click
here to download pdf
Parade participationno registration necessary, just show-up at 1 pm, Oct. 8
Taste of Norway participationclick
here to download pdf
T-shirt design participationclick here to download pdf
Family Fun Run participationclick here to download pdf

Leif Erikson Ethnic Oct. 7 Volleyball Tournament participation—
            Contact Paula at the Whale to sign-up: 906-563-5466

Antique Car Show participation
Contact Rodney Anderson at ERA Chevrolet, 906-563-9235, email

Live Music participation
Contact Mary Lynn Verley, Rainbow's End Alpaca's 906-563-7034, email lynnv@att.net
Farmer's Market participation
Contact Missy Spade, Stone Road Coffee & Decor 906-563-7000. email stoneroad@norwaymi.com

2011 Leif Erikson Committee
Barb Thorne, co-chair
Mary Lynn Verley, co-chair