Syttende Mai festival in Westby, Wisconsin

On the weekend of May 14th, my royal court and I took a trip to Westby Wisconsin to celebrate their Syttende Mai festival. This is something that our program attends every year so it is kind of a tradition for some of us. We started the weekend off by enjoying some time together and catching up as we haven’t been able to see each other in quite some time. Saturday morning we had the opportunity to meet with the newly crowned Syttende Mai royalty and hear about their festival. We watched the children’s parade and tried some delicious Norwegian treats. After our eventful morning, we piled into our cars and headed into Amish country to do some Amish shopping. This is my personal favorite part of the weekend as it was such a fun bonding opportunity and we got to try many delish Amish baked goods. We ended the weekend by playing some board games together as a group and eating lots of the snacks that we had bought that day. I look forward to being able to attend the festival next year. Thank you to the Swenson family for introducing us to this festival!

Miss Inver Grove Heights Princess, Ashley