Westby Syttende Mai

  May 19 - 21st, 2017!!

49th Annual Celebration!








Saturday - May 14th

Arts, Crafts &Vintage Commercial Tents
Sat & Sun from 8a - 6p, Market Street


Live models with Norwegian Folk Costumes from many districts of Norway.
At the Heritage Tent and Bekkum Library lower level.

Frøkøst (Breakfast)

7am-10am at the United Methodist Church, 202 East State Street.
Authentic Norwegian Breakfast.
Sponsored by the Sons of Norway

Westby Syttende Mai History Display

Display of the largest collection of its official buttons, photographs and memorabilia!

Many items dating back to the founding year of 1969!!!
Sponsored by Westby Syttende Mai ~ Betty Stoleson ~ Historian

Bicycle Tour

 30, 60, 100K routes. Registration starts at 7:30am.
Tour starts between 8am-9am
from the historical 
Logan Mill Lodge

Corner of East Second Street & South Bekkedal Avenue

Event Contacts: Alycann Taylor and Brian Huebner 
Alycann bluedogcycles@gmail.com or call 608-637-6993

Brian 608-606-6515

visit: www.vernontrails.com for more information. 


Syttende Mai 5K Walk/Run & 1/2 Marathon

5K registration starts at 6:30am / Race Start 8:30am
1/2 Marathon registration starts at 6:30am / Race Start 7:00am
 5K and Half Marathon registration can be done online at: Register Online for Half Marathon or 5k 


10am, starts at the corner of Melby and Main St.
Line up and judging at 9:30am in the Bland Clinic parking lot
Awards to follow the parade
Sponsored by:

The Westby Lions Club

Book Signings
Dregne's Scandinavian Gifts

Golf Tournament

10am, Big Cup Golf Tournament
Shot gun start, 3 people per team ($20/person).
Payout for top 3 places:50%, 30% and 20%.
Preregister at Snowflake Ski/Golf Club or call 608-634-3211 to enter

Kiddie Tractor Pull
NEW START TIME!!!! Starts at 12:30 pm with registration at 11:30 am
  *****Event location has changed to corner of Market & Highland St. - behind Our Saviors Church*****

 Sponsored by the FFA, Westby Syttende Mai Coulee Computer Consulting
Button Required for One Adult

Rømmegrøt Eating Contest
2 pm - Located on the south end of craft tents.
 Age Groups (10 & under, 11-18, adult men, adult women)
Entry fee: 2016 Syttende Mai Button.
Prizes to follow contest

Syttende Mai Car and Bike Show
9am-3pm.  Registration from 8am-11am on Westby's Athletic field.
Judging starts at 11:30am. Class winners must be present to receive award.

Car show Registration

                                                 DC Kustoms LLC
                                                Coon Valley, WI


Bubble Soccer Returns!

Grab your friends and head down to the Athletic Field!

*** Under 18 please bring a parent!!!!

Westby Syttende Mai Tractor Pull

On Blacktop - Swiggum Road (Industrial Park)
Food tent- supports Westby Syttende Mai's continuation of this event
$20.00 Per Hook Fee to be paid at weigh-in
50% payback
Weigh-ins at 4pm - 6 pm / 
Pulling starts at 6 pm SHARP!
~Pulling Classes~
18" Drawbar Antique 3 mph
4000, 4500, 5000, 5500, 6000
20" Drawbar Improved Antique 4 mph
4000, 4500,5000, 5500, 6000, 6500
Jackpot 6 mph
Open 8 mph
6000, 6200
Farm N/A 5 mph
9000, 9500 
No Cubic Limit
Farm Turbo 10 mph
8500, 9250,12500
For more information contact 
Dave 608-476-2186 or Shawn 608-606-3484
Huge thanks to our sponsors!!! 



FAFWA Norski Music Stage
Live music from noon – 10 PM 
Located on the Westby High School future site of the Community Performing Arts Center. 
Come “Rock with the Nisses” and dance/listen to professional bands 
(TBA…hey, The Rolling Stones and Aerosmith were invited...just kidding), 
along with local musicians from choirs to garage bands. 
All are welcome to sign up for open slots. 
Entertainer Line-Up

No cover charge to listen and be entertained but donations are accepted and appreciated. 

All proceeds go toward the Community Performing Arts Center Endowment Fund!

11:30 AM - 12:30 PM   Liz & Jess 
Join us for traditional Nordic music that’s sure to get your toes tapping and legs stomping.

1:00 PM - 3:00 PM - Ontourage 
Come by to dance and sing classic rock, blues and country with a regional favorite band!

3:00 PM - 4:00 PM - Anima
 Two young singer/songwriters, Jaia and Raina, from the hills of the Driftless, drifting through life making as much music and as many friends as they can along the way. Original, indie music.

4:00 PM – 5:00 PM - 
Leather N’ Lace
Popular local family band with country and country rock music as their specialty.
They also play some bluegrass,  1950s and 1960s tunes, as well as old-time music.

5:00 PM – 6:00 PM - The Ridge Runnin’ Coulee Cruisers Honky Tonk Extravaganza
soulful blues and honkey tonk

 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM  - Annie’s Traveling Acoustic Crew
Join Viola’s Ann Christoffer and crew for acoustic rock, folk and country good times.

 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM - Bathtub Spring
Get down with the blues, funk and dancing music of Viroqua’s Bathtub Spring.

Rosemaling “Live” Performance:
And while you listen to your favorite band, watch Rosemaling artist, Patsy Vork 
create two (2) 4’ x 4’ paintings to be auctioned off after Bathtub Spring around 10:30 PM. 
Proceeds from the Rosemaled Paintings go toward 
the Community Performing Arts Center Endowment Fund and Westby Syttende Mai!
Sponsored by:
The Fine Arts Foundation of the Westby Area


9pm-1am  Fri & Sat.

Nordic Lanes and Bleachers







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