Virtual Julebyen 2020

Knife River, Minnesota


Troll Village has an authors and illustrators book tent and more nordic wares and food vendors. Located next to the Troll Train.

Authors and Illustrators Book Tent

Seven Ways to Trick a Troll

AUTHOR Lise Lunge Larsen "The Troll Lady" was born and raised in Norway and a well-known storyteller and award-winning author.

But This is Not Me!

AUTHOR Dr. Susan Larson Kidd Meet Hairy the woodpecker - star of this begining reader children's book that introduces the world of birds."

The Witness Tree

AUTHOR Amy Pendino brings to life characters who matter to us as they take and lose chances... despite the consequences." 2019 Award-winning author.

I Know You're Here

AUTHOR Krista Betcher Pause and remember your loved ones as your immerse yourself in this beautiful book about hope after loss.

ILLUSTRATOR Kari Vick lives in Lutsen as a painter and printmaker.

Boundary Waters Calendar

AUTHOR Johnnie Hyde, Ravensword Press Raven Words Press is an independent publisher in Ely, Minnesota. Our mission is to encourage children and grown-ups to explore, enjoy, and protect the natural world and share experiences with one another through story-telling, writing, and art.

Lead On!

AUTHOR Krista Betcher Lead On is a perfect graduation gift or resource for anyone who works with youth. It’s a conversation starter about gifts, talents, and positive leadership.

ILLUSTRATOR Kari Vick lives in Lutsen as a painter and printmaker.


AUTHOR Krista Betcher You're off to middle school! It's a big change for you, and YAB is here to make the transition a breeze.

ILLUSTRATOR Kevin Cannon illustrates children's books and graphic novels, and writes for comic books like Spongebob and Adventure Time.

Troll Village Vendors

Getten Creative

Art and poetry by Shelley Getten. Lovely block prints, poetry, upcycled frames.


Lila Felt Creative

Lila Boehland, Fiber Artist, wall hangings, pillows



Spokengear staff will be on hand for fat tire and electric bike demonstrations, bikes, gear, coffee, cocoa and treats. Outdoor equipment is also available for purchase.


Ray Shelerud Pottery

My work varies from earthenware and stoneware to porcelain. Firing ranges from Raku to high fire glazes. The pots are both functional and worthy of being displayed.



Durosnap builds the ultimate flat pack modern plastic rocking chairs, Adirondack chairs, flower pots and more.


Anne Jorunn Syvertsen

Genuine Norwegian knitted socks, mittens and sweaters. Anne lives in Lillesand, Norway.


Karla Bradley Jewelry

Inspiring jewelry designs from local Lake Superior artist Karla Bradley Items include jewelry and encaustic paintings


Betsy Bowen Art Studio

Woodblock prints and children books from the northwoods by Minnesota author and illustrator Betsy Bowen.