Julebyen 2017

Dec. 2 & 3
Knife River, Minnesota


New for 2017! 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 was born and raised in Norway. She came to the US on a scholarship and has become a well-known storyteller and award-winning author. She is known as “The Troll Lady.”

ILLUSTRATOR Kari Vick lives in Lutsen, Minnesota where she works in both traditional painting and modern printmaking.

The Best Part of a Sauna

AUTHOR Sheryl Peterson grew up in a small southern Minnesota town. She has been an elementary school teacher and has written 22 non-fiction books for kids.

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ILLUSTRATOR Kelly Dupre has been an outdoor educator, special education teacher, and has been the author and-or illustrator for seven children's books. Her work is most strongly influended by the art of indigienous cultures and her enjoyment of the natural world.

Betsey Bowan

AUTHOR AND ILLUSTRATOR Betsy Bowan prints of her illustrations, including 'Nn Northern Lights' from her book Antler,Bear,Canoe and 'Frozen Under' from the book Shingebiss: An Ojibwe Legend She'll also have some rare prints from The Troll with No Heart in His Body

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Troll Village Vendors

Getten Creative

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


Lila Felt Creative

Lila Boehland, Fiber Artist, wall hangings, pillows


Mocha Moose

Swedish meatballs and mashed potatoes and sweet treats & Expresso Coffee



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.


Burton Forge and Gallery

Hand forged iron work


Christian Dalbec Photography

Explore the Shore with Christian Dalbec Photograpy featuring prints, photographs and cards.


Minnesota Hug

From my tiny cabin near Finland, Minnesota, I celebrate the colors and textures of Lake Superior’s seasons. After over 30 years of design work, yarn has become my palette. I design and knit what I love from my uncompromising collection of luxury fibers! - Sue Stavig


Positive Energy Outdoors


As Duluth's outdoor education center, we help people of all ages and skill levels get outside to enjoy activities from rock climbing to dog sledding

Elena Bantle

Elena Bantle


Original birch bark earrings with leather color accents (from Hemlocks Leatherworks), also guitar string earrings and bracelets and peacock feather hair pins.