Westby Syttende Mai

  May 19 - 21st, 2017!!

49th Annual Celebration!









Syttende Mai Princess Meet & Greet
Sunday, April 17th
1:00 pm
at the Westby High School Cafeteria

Syttende Mai Princess Coronation
To follow Meet & Greet
Approximate start time is 2:00 pm. 
Button Required.

Grandparent of the Year

Award announced during coronation. 

Candidate chosen from the best essay written by an elementary grade student about their grandparent.

Grandparent of the Year will ride with their grandchildren in the Saturday Kiddie Parade and during the Sunday Big Parade.

2016 is Grandmother of the Year

Sponsored by the Westby Area Historical Society

Syttende Mai Collectors Button Auction
Button to be auctioned off during the High School Choral Concert, Frida
y May 13th.

Syttende Mai Festival Buttons 
Syttende Mai 2016 festival button and raffle tickets 
located at area businesses, the information booth and any board member.



May 12th, 2016
5pm - 7pm
Located at the VFW on North Main Street

Co-Hosted by 
Westby Syttende Mai Royalty
Westby Snowflake Royalty
All you can eat !!!!
Adults = $6.00
Ages 4-12 = $4.00
Ages 3 & under are free

Items donated by local/area businesses & individuals will be raffled off.
Proceeds from the raffle go to the Westby Syttende Mai Royalty Scholarship fund.
Raffle items will be updated as they come in.

Tickets are $1.00 each or 6 for $5.00
* Rosemaled keepsake box - Nisse House of Art/ Patsy Vork
* $180 Gift certificate for a One Complete Detail - Dahl Ford
* 2 hand painted Ceramic Nisse -David Kraabel
* 10 inch Rosemaled Plate - David Kraabel
* Scentsy pot warmer - The Teadt family
* 3 Assorted 500 piece puzzles - The Teadt family
* Thomas Kinkade assorted 10 puzzles- The Teadt family
* Art Gallery assorted 10 puzzles - The Teadt family
* Hand Knitted Norwegian sweater - Marit Kolloen from Norway
* $50.00 Gift Certificate - Treasures on Main
* $50.00 Gift Certificate towards Lodging - Westby House
* Gnome Salt and Pepper holder - Dregne's Scandinavian Gifts
* $25.00 Gift Certificate - Westby Locker & Meats
* $20.00 Gift Certificate - Borgens Cafe
* $10.00 Gift Certificate - Uff Da Shoppe
* $20.00 Gift Certificate - Westby Creamery
* $5.00 Gift Certificate - Central Express
* Gift Certificate for 1 12" pizza - Central Express
* Gift Certificate for 1 Chunky Chiller - Central Express

Drawing will be held during the Pancake Supper Fundraiser at the VFW on Main St. on May 12th.
Tickets are available by contacting the Royalty Advisors - Angie Hornby / David Kraabel or Current royalty and their families



Wendy Johnson Photography 

25th Annual Photo Contest

For contest details
Contact Wendy Johnson (608)452-2424
or go to http://www.wendyjohnsonphotography.com

Arts, Crafts and Vintage Commercial Tents
Saturday from 8am - 6pm, Market Street.

Syttende Mai Button and Raffle Tickets

Cash Prizes! Syttende Mai collectors button and raffle located at area businesses, the information booth and any board member.

Arts, Crafts and Vintage Commercial Tents

Saturday 9am-4pm and Sunday from 10am - 1pm, Market and West 2nd Street.

Outdoor Flea Market

Saturday 9 am-4pm and Sunday 10 am-1pm, State St near the Old Red Shed.

Coulee Region Rosemaler's 29th Annual Show & Sale

Celebrating 29 years of Rosemaling. Saturday, 9am to 4pm, Sunday 10am to 4pm. Lower level of Bekkum Library. 

Variety of rosemailing, raffle items, local history of rosemailing, folk music and traditional Norwegian lunch & pastries.

For more information on this organization go to 


Food Vendors

Friday - Sunday, located downtown, behind Our Savior’s Church & Dr. Mary Gajewski’s Dental Office.

Horse Drawn Trolley

Saturday & Sunday. Rides provided by the Clark Family and Friends. Donations welcome.

Information Booths

Locations by Connelly Law Office and by Dregen’s. Buttons, brochures, raffle tickets, tack pins and souvenirs available. Sponsored by the Westby Chamber of Commerce.

Softball Tournament

Nordic Lanes - One Pitch Double E Softball Tournament

Men, Women and Coed Teams. Friday, May 13th, Saturday, May 14th and Sunday, May 15th 

(Other times to be determined based on teams participating)

 $100.00 entry fee cash back to 1st and 2nd place in each division 

(Amount TBD based on number of teams participating) 

Call Nordic Lanes 608-634-4000 to reserve your spot. 

Lefsepolsa House

Saturday and Sunday 9am - 5pm, corner of Main and West State Streets. Sponsored by the Westby Area Historical Society.

Norwegian Baking Demonstrations

Local bakers preparing traditional Norwegian foods such as flat bread, lefse, rosettes, krumkake, etc. 

Located at the Heritage Tent. Saturday from 9:00am-4pm.


Saturday 9am - 5pm and Sunday 10am- 4pm at Bekkum Library lower level. Saturday 12-4.

 Sponsored by Westby Syttende Mai. 

Rømmegrøt also behind Our Savior’s Lutheran Church; sponsored by Our Savior’s Youth Group.

Rosemaler’s 15th Annual Heritage Tent 

Saturday 9am - 4pm, City Hall parking lot. 

Demonstrations of Norwegian art; including wood carving, weaving, needlework, Hardanger fiddle-making, baking and folk music. 

Sponsored by Owen & Naomi Bekkum.

Troll Hunt

There will be TWO trolls hiding out this year! 

A clue for each troll will be posted on the front door of Connelly Law Office and also posted on our facebook page.

Clues will be posted at 4:00pm on Wednesday (11th), Thurdsday (12th) and Friday (13th)

and at 8:00am Saturday (14th) and Sunday (15th).

General rules: The trolls are hiding within the city limits and are on public property. 

Sponsored by the Connelly Law Office, 210 South Main Street 


Westby Syttende Mai

Cash Reward for each troll! Everyone is welcome to participate. 

Clues posted Friday, May 13th at 4pm. Saturday and Sunday at noon. Hunt for little wooden trolls!

Westby Music Parents Inflatable Kids Games

Saturday and Sunday. Located near the Westby Baseball Field. 

Cost and time slots will be determined at a later date. 

Unlimited rides during each time slot. 








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