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Dress up in your favourite American outfit at the American festival in Vanse. - Photo: Karin Lundekvam
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Dress up in your favourite American outfit at the American festival in Vanse. Photo: Karin Lundekvam

American Festival Vanse Farsund

Experience a little piece of America in Vanse Farsund. Come and join in the annual American Festival in the last weekend of June.

The American festival in an annual event that celebrates the regions close relationship with the United States. 

Festival history

There is a strong American presence in Vanse, with American cars, flags, American migrants, diner stores and American foods. The town even has a road called Route 8 which is a little tour of Vanse and these American areas. 

The festival has been going since 2008 and has been a great success every year. it takes place in the last weekend of June when the Norwegian summer is in full swing.

There are concerts with local and international artists, a drive in movie, fairy tale parade, street dancing, American car show, toy market, gospel brunch, fun games for the kids and a food contest.

Elvis

Vanse’s own Elvis impersonator Kjell Elvis performs every year and there are artists from Norway as well as the USA.

Fairytale parade

The Fairytale Parade is for kids between 5 and 10 years of age that begins at the start of the official parade. The kids can choose their own costumes but these have an American style - cowboys, etc

Food Festival

Each year there is a food contest at the festival. The locals and visitors are welcome to participate in the contest and each year a different type of food is selected. In 2013 it was a cheesecake and in 2014 it was a hamburger. The contest is judged by expert food critics.

The lucky audience will be able to sample the food after the competition is finished and the winner is announced.

Street Parade

Don't miss the Street Parade on the Friday and Saturday of the festival filled with dancers, American cars, live music, floats and more American historical inputs.

Fun Games

The Selvaag Park will be filled with lots of Fun Games for the kids. There is even a toymarket saturday morning for the kids to sell their toys.

In the Farsund region, there is plenty of activities for the kids to do after or during the festival. Flipside camp offers skateboarding, paintballing and gokarts or there are nearby beaches. 

Hope to see you in the last weekend of June.

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Last updated:  2014-12-18
Check out the vintage cars at the festival. - Photo: Karin Lundekvam
Check out the vintage cars at the festival.
Take part in the street parade. - Photo: Karin Lundekvam
Take part in the street parade.
Listen to Farsund's own Elvis impersonator. - Photo: Kjell Elvis
Listen to Farsund's own Elvis impersonator.
American Festival Farsund Logo - Photo: Farsund Tourist Office
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Dress up in your favourite American outfit at the American festival in Vanse. - Photo: Karin Lundekvam

American Festival Vanse Farsund

Experience a little piece of America in Vanse Farsund. Come and join in the annual American Festival in the last weekend of June.

American Festival Vanse Farsund

Source: Visitnorway

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Festivals in Southern Norway

It is a large number of festivals in Southern Norway. In the summer time focused on music and local food and many smaller events throughout the year.

Key facts about Southern Norway

Sørlandet is the southernmost region of Norway, with 30 municipalities and approximately 285,000 inhabitants.

Getting to Southern Norway and around

Kristiansand is the communications centre in Southern Norway. It has extensive train, bus, ferry and plane links with the rest of Norway and abroad.

Tourist Information in Southern Norway

"Sørlandet" Southern Norway comprises of 7 different regions, and each of the regions has one or more tourist-informations.

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