VIRTUAL Julebyen 2020

December, 2020
Due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Our first priority is for the health and safety of our volunteers, participants and visitors.


Julebyen (pronounced YOOL-eh-BE-en) means "Christmas Village". It is a centuries-old Scandinavian and German tradition celebrated with ethnic foods, crafts, holiday decorations, and music. This December, Knife River (a fishing village of the North Shore of Lake Superior just north of Duluth) is home to an authentic, and unique VIRTUAL JULEBYEN fest.

At the VIRTUAL JULEBYEN you will find:

* An Outdoor Market with foods and unique, hand-made gifts by local artisans.
* An Indoor Market No online gifts available.
* Troll Village , Visit the virtual book corner and a variety of recreational exhibits and vendors.
* The Gnome Dome Virtual performances and activities (no bakeri products available online)
* Troll Train Virtual Troll Train to Troll Canyon along with a storyteller * Family Activities Families hike on their own along KR hiking trail to decorate a special tree with handmade ornaments (easily assembled in the woods) or edible ornaments for animals, or notes with well wishes for the world.

There is much to explore.


Previous vendors from 2019 need no approval and are encouraged to showcase your wares on the Julebyen website and Facebook page. We will link to your online store for free! If interested, please contact Carol Carlson at the address below.
New Vendors must be approved by the Julebyen Committee. If you are a first time vendor, please submit resume and photos. Do not send a check until notified you are accepted.

New Vendors - Mail applications to:
Carol Ojard Carlson, Julebyen Chair
PO Box 245, Knife River, Mn. 55609
Phone: (218) 834-5950

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