The 50th once-a-year Swedish Competition is scheduled for Aug. 13 — 15. With a combine of aged favorites and new exciting prepared, the competition will be prepared to welcome readers immediately after skipping a calendar year because of to the coronavirus pandemic.
The occasion will kick off Friday, Aug. 13, with opening ceremonies, which have been relocated from previous festivals in recognition of social distancing initiatives. The opening ceremonies will shift to the Centre Road phase.
“We thought we would be more snug that way,” stated longtime Festival Chairperson Beth Carpenter.
New events at the competition include things like a Strongest Swede contest, axe throwing, a larger and superior parade and a breakfast at the Mount Jewett Veterans Memorial Club on Saturday early morning, sponsored by the Smethport Lure Group.
Meanwhile, previous favorites in the type of Minute to Get It and Children’s Bicycle races, amongst other people, are on faucet as effectively.
This yr, the Swedish smorgasbord has been expanded to include things like American fare as very well (seem for Swedish American smorgasbord on the festival celebration schedule). For some record and entertainment, the Leif Erikson Viking Ship Norsemen are creating a return. This team was in action at a former competition. They have a a single-quarter scale viking ship, dress in Swedish garb and are completely ready to share information and information about the ship with people.
“It is exciting and enjoyment,” Carpenter stated. “They arrive from down by Philly, so it’s pretty an journey for them.”
A vehicle demonstrate is scheduled in memory of Patrick Moffett, a Maritime and vehicle and bike enthusiast. The demonstrate is sponsored by Leslie Moffett and A. Jason Clemons Salon in Olean, N.Y.
Carpenter reported the committee is thrilled for that portion of the a few-working day pageant as nicely.
New music, enjoyment, amusement rides and fireworks are all portion of the pageant this year.
The pie auction Saturday ordinarily draws a massive group, Carpenter stated, as individuals in attendance get to compete to buy the pies subsequent the announcement of the winners of the baking contest. Pies for the contest, which any individual is welcome to enter, are to be dropped off Saturday morning for judging.
Sunday’s occasions listing has been expanded this 12 months and involves an Art Demonstrate, the Kinzua Bridge Obstacle, the Bicycle and Pet Parade, Viking Ship Races, a Jeep Cruise In and Human Foosball.
“Human foosball is on Sunday, which is unquestionably hilarious to watch,” Carpenter stated as she talked about the various other additions to the Sunday agenda. She stated the committee worked to expand the functions record for Sunday and supply a wide range of choices to cater to a broader array of passions.
Carpenter discussed the committee was grateful to Seneca Means Co. LLC for sponsoring the parade and Georgia-Pacific for sponsoring the fireworks display. In addition, Carpenter extra a special shoutout to her committee for their hard get the job done.
“I just want them to know they are amazing,” she mentioned.
6 p.m. — Opening ceremonies and Crowning of the Swedish Pageant Royalty, Middle Road
6 — 10 p.m. — Amusement rides by American Amusements, Center Street
6 — 9 p.m. — Caricature Artist Eric Jones, Center Street
6 — 9 p.m. — Leif Erikson Viking Ship Norsemen, St. Matthew’s Lutheran Church Garden
6 — 9:30 p.m. — Axe throwing with Forest Carlson, Lower Middle Street
7 p.m. — Coloring contest winners announced, Middle Avenue Stage
7:30 — 8 p.m. — Prince and Princess contest, Center Avenue Stage
8 — 9 p.m. — Moment to Earn It, Middle Road Phase Place
9:30 — 11:30 p.m. — Freddy and the Jets Band, Center Road Phase
8 — 11 a.m. — Breakfast at the Mount Jewett Veterans Memorial Club, Sponsored by the Smethport Entice Staff
9 a.m. — Children’s Bicycle Race, Former Keystone Creating (Sponsored by the Mount Jewett Ambulance Association)
9 a.m. — 5 p.m. — Axe Throwing with Forest Carlson, Reduced Centre Avenue
10 a.m. to Noon — Motor vehicle Present registration
10:30 — 11 a.m. — Alberta’s Pie Contest Entry, Centre Street Boy Scout Booth
11 a.m. — 1 p.m. — Swedish Meatball Contest, Heritage Park Gazebo
11 a.m. — 1 p.m. — Nebo Chapel Open up Dwelling
11 a.m. — 1 p.m. — Children’s Crafts, St. Matthew’s Lutheran Church Lawn
11 a.m. — 2 p.m. — Swedish/American Smorgasbord, St. Matthew’s Lutheran Church
11 a.m. — 3 p.m. — Caricature Artist Eric Jones, Center Road
Noon — 4 p.m. — Leif Erikson Viking Ship Norsemen, St. Matthew’s Lutheran Church Lawn
Noon — 4 p.m. — Car or truck Present, Fire Division Parking Large amount
Midday — 5 p.m. — Amusement Rides, Middle Road
Midday — Sold Out — Chicken BBQ, Mount Jewett Firehall
Noon — 2 p.m. — Children’s Cornhole recreation, Library Backyard (Sponsored by the Library)
12:30 p.m. — Maypole Dance, St. Matthew’s Lutheran Church
1 — 2:30 p.m. — Crossroads Band, Middle Avenue Stage
1 — 3 p.m. — Cornhole Event, Mount Jewett Firehall
1 — 3 p.m. — Strongest Swede Contest, Library Yard
3 — 4:30 p.m. — Bob Hartle Band, Middle Avenue Phase
4 — 5 p.m. — Kyler Alexis, Guitarist, Heritage Gazebo
5 p.m. — Parade Impressive
6 — 6:30 p.m. — Junior King and Queen Contest, Middle Street Stage
6 — 8 p.m. — Axe Throwing with Forest Carlson, Decreased Center Street
6 — 9 p.m. — Leif Erikson Viking Ship Norsemen, St. Matthew’s Lutheran Church Lawn
6 — 10 p.m. — Amusement Rides
6:30 — 7:30 p.m. — Alberta’s Pie Auction and Winners announced, Heart Avenue
9:30 — 11 p.m. — Tough Luck Rangers, Center Avenue Phase
8 a.m. — Check out in for Kinzua Bridge Problem-Kinzua Bridge 10K-5K-2mile walk-1 mile entertaining operate
10 a.m. to 2 p.m. — Artwork Clearly show at the MJ2KB Trailhead (products will be auctioned at 2 p.m.)
Noon — Announcement of the Pet Contest Winners, Memorial Gazebo
Midday — 4 p.m. — Axe Throwing with Forest Carlson, Reduce Middle Avenue
Noon — 5 p.m. — Amusement rides
Noon- 6 p.m. — Leif Erikson Viking Ship Norsemen, St. Matthew’s Lutheran Church Lawn
12:30 — 2 p.m. — Kimber and Silver Fox, Heart Avenue Stage
12:30 p.m. — Bicycle and Pet Parade, Key Avenue (starts at Memorial Gazebo)
1 p.m. — Viking Ship Races, Major Avenue
2 p.m. — Jeep Cruise In, Fulfill at Mount Jewett Firehall parking lot
2 p.m. — Human Foosball, Great deal beside Write-up Business
4 p.m. — Softball activity (Oldtimers vs. Youngsters), Neighborhood Park
4 — 5 p.m. — Family Feud, Center Street
5 — 6 p.m. — J.I.M. Band, Heart Avenue
6 p.m. — Closing Ceremonies (many winners introduced and crowing of Swedish Festival Teen Queen)