Celebrating Swedish American Cultural Heritage in Austin, Texas. MidSummer Festival at the Old Lunberg Bakery & Emporium.

MidSummer Festival
Saturday, June 25, 2022
at the Old Bakery & Emporium
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Brought to you by the Old Bakery & Emporium and Oakwood Cemetery Chapel!
 

• Try traditional Swedish strawberry cake from The Fika Table Bakery
• Be entertained by Swedish Magician Bertil Fredstrom "Black Bert" and his jugglers
• Learn the difference between gnomes (tomte) and trolls from Amy Evenson
• Help break open a Swedish Dala Horse piñata and sign-up to win one to take home
• Make a flower crown and wear it just like people at festivals in Sweden do
• Listen to Swedish music
• Cool off with delicious paleta (frozen pop) from Mom & Pops

This is an indoor and outdoor FREE public event.
Fun for the whole family!
 

Magician. Gnome. Strawberry cake. Popsicle. Hands making flower crown.
 

The MidSummer Festival is the final event in the To Fika series. The series was done by the Oakwood Cemetery Chapel. In Swedish culture, Fika is a daily cultural tradition in which people stop working and spend time with colleges, coworkers and friends over coffee and sweets. Fika is about companionship, fellowship, chatting and socializing.

To learn more about Swedish immigrants that helped build Austin read the beautifully researched digital exhibit by Oakwood Cemetery chapel: To Fika.


Become a Consignor

Images of hands working on three traditional crafts: woodworking, weaving, leather work.

We are currently reviewing work of new conisgnors and would love to welcome new creators into our Old Bakery & Emporium family!

The Old Bakery & Emporium welcomes artists and artisans who work in a large range of mediums. Our store features work from Austin creators who are age 50+, and whose work embraces the one-of-a-kind aspect of handmade art and items. We are especially looking for traditional crafts that express any and all cultural heritages, for example: weaving, beadwork, leather work, jewelry, metal work, embroidery, woodwork, etc.

To be considered an Artist Consignor, one work must present handcrafted work, as well as meet our age requirement.

To receive additional information about becoming an Artist Consignor, please email Herb Torres


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