Food & Drink

The festival offers attendees both sit-down meals and food stands. You'll also find local Wisconsin beer at our Craft Beer Tent. Stoughton's own Viking Brew Pub will be back with their exclusive festival offering Soot in My Eye. 

You’ll find traditional Norwegian fare like Krumakake, and some not-so-traditional fare, like the Uff Da Hot Dog. You’re never far from foods of all kinds because food stands and sit-down dinners happen all over town. Stoughton non-profit groups run all the food stands as fundraisers. Please support them and enjoy feasting at the festival!

Norwegian food and pronunciation guide:

  • Kjøttkake (key-ut kah KEE) – Norway’s answer to Swedish meatballs

  • Krumakake (CROOM-kak-AY) – a waffle cookie like an ice cream cone

  • Lapskaus (Lops-COWS) – a thick stew with meat, potatoes and root vegetables

  • Lefse (Lef-suh) – a traditional soft flatbread made from potatoes and flour

  • Lutefisk (LOO-tuh-fisk) – dried cod, tenderized in lye, rinsed and cooked

  • Risengryn Grod (REE-sen-grins GRUHT) – rice pudding

  • Riskrem (REES-krehm) – leftover risengryn grod mixed with whipped cream

  • Rømmegrøt (rum EE groot) – sweet porridge made with sour cream

  • Rutabaga soup – hearty soup from a hearty root vegetable

  • Sot suppe (SEWT SOO-puh) – a sweet soup made from dried fruits and tapioca

  • Varme Pølse (VARM - uh PULL-se): Hot dogs served Norwegian style, wrapped in lefse


S. Division near W. Jefferson Street
Friday: 5pm – 10pm
Saturday: 10am – 10pm

Enjoy fine craft beers, entertainment, and fine food. The festival is excited to again partner with Wisconsin Brewing Company to bring you the finest Wisconsin beers. Also available on tap will be local flavors from Viking Brew Pub and Mershon’s Cider.

Friday, May 18 · 5pm to 10pm

Music by Madtown Mannish Boys · 7-10pm


Saturday, May 18 · 10am – 10pm

Music by Old Tin Can String Band · 3pm-5pm

Music by Piano Fondue · 6pm-10pm
Download their app for easy song requests!



Thank you for supporting the food stands of Stoughton's non-profit groups. You'll find everything from cream puffs, corn on the cob, chicken wraps, and Uff Da dogs, and so much more!

2019 Food Vendor information

Take a look below at our participating non-profit groups and their menus.

American Cancer Society Relay for Life

Famous Stoddard brats, veggie brats, hot dogs, strawberry shortcake, soda and water.

Open all weekend

S. Division St. north of Main Street

Buddy of Mine and Kingluv Tacos

Korean short rib taco, Puerto Rican pulled pork taco, ginger garlic chicken taco, blackbean and sweet potato taco, standard beef-lettuce-tomato-cheese taco, Mexican-style corn in a cup, and chips with salsa. All tacos can be converted into a “walking taco.” Pepsi, lemonade or limeade, and water.

Friday ∙ 3p - 10p | Saturday ∙ 12p - 10p | Sunday ∙ 12p - 3p

S. Division and W. Jefferson Streets

First Lutheran Church

Uff Da dogs, BBQ pork, brats, hot dogs, corn dogs, nachos, Rømmegrøt, apples w/caramel, Norwegian cookies (krumkake and others), cinnamon rolls, popcorn, cotton candy,
Coffee, hot chocolate, soda and water.

Saturday ∙ 9am - 6pm | Sunday ∙ 11am - 5:30pm

310 E. Washington Street

Friends of the Stoughton Library · Pie Sale

Stoughton Public Library
304 S. 4th Street

Pies: plain or à la mode, cupcakes, hot and cold beverages.

Saturday ∙ 9am - 3pm | Sunday ∙ 12pm - 3pm 

Key Club • Stoughton High School

River Bluff Middle School Grounds
235 N. Forrest Street

Cottage Grove Kettle Corn!

Saturday ∙ 9am - 5pm | Sunday ∙ 9am - 3pm

Norwegian Dancer Parents

Norwegian meatballs, lefse, varme pølse (Norwegian-style hot dogs), warm and gooey deep-fried chocolate chip cookie bites, brats, cotton candy, sno cones, soda and water.

Open All Weekend

Main and S. Division Streets

Sons of Norway-Mandt Lodge Main Street Bake Sale

Lefse and donuts, rømmegrøt, Norwegian and American bakery, coffee and cold beverages. See Sit-Down Meals for more food options.

Friday ∙ 1pm - 6pm | Saturday ∙ 10am - 5pm
Sunday ∙ 11am - 3pm

W. Main and S. Water Streets

Sons of Norway-Mandt Lodge Outside Stand

Lefse and donuts, rømmegrøt, Norwegian and American bakery, coffee and cold beverages. Carry outs available after the Sunday parade.

Friday ∙ 1pm - 6pm | Saturday ∙ 10am - 5pm
Sunday ∙ 11am - 3pm

317 S. Page Street (South side of Lodge)

Stoughton Area Youth Soccer Assoc. • SAYSA

Pizza Pit Pizza, soda, water, tea, strawberry lemonade, and pickle-on-a stick. Kona-Ice: Italian shaved ice with 50 different flavors to choose from or create your own.

Friday ∙ 9am - 10pm | Saturday ∙ 9am - 10pm
Sunday ∙ 11am - 3pm

W. Main and S. Water Streets

Stoughton FFA Alumni

E. Main and S. Forrest Streets


Famous deep-fried cheese curds, fresh creams puffs and soda.

Open All Weekend 

Stoughton Lions Club

Cheese curds, grilled chicken breast sandwiches, grilled pork loin sandwiches, brats, hamburgers, hot dogs, chips, soda and water. 

Open All Weekend

S. Division and W. Main Streets

Stoughton Rotary Club

Roasted corn, Viking dogs, chicken salad wraps, grilled chicken sandwiches, quarter-pound beef franks, bratwurst, steak sandwiches, frozen desserts, water and soda.

Open All Weekend

Parking Lot
Main and  S. Forrest Streets

Stoughton Youth Hockey

Hot dogs, nachos, walking tacos, jumbo cotton candy, soda and water.

Open All Weekend

S. Division and W. Main Streets

World of Change Leaders & RMN Donuts

Funnel cakes, mini-doughnuts, white and chocolate milk, coffee,  cappuccino, tea and iced coffee.

Open All Weekend

Parking Lot
E. Main and  S. Forrest Streets



Norwegian Dancer Parents Luncheon

Choice of: the Uff-Da Special (Norwegian meatballs, lefse, Norwegian treat and herring) or Varme Pølse (Norwegian hot dogs). Served with Norwegian waffles with strawberries and whipped cream, soda, coffee and water. Also available: Norwegian napkin treats and American and Norwegian home-baked goods.

Saturday ∙ 9am - 5pm (or until sold out)
Sunday ∙ 9am - 5pm (or until sold out)

River Bluff Middle School
235 N. Forrest Street

Sons of Norway-Mandt Lodge
Syttende Mai Luncheon

Enjoy the annual à la carte luncheon buffet with Norwegian and American items and baked goods such as: meatballs, barbeque, lefse, rømmegrøt, sot suppe and riskrem. Bake sale held at the lodge and outdoor food stands. Carryout is available after the parade outside of the Lodge.

Saturday ∙ 10am - 4pm | Sunday ∙ 11am - 2pm

317 S. Page Street

Stoughton American Legion Post 59
Sunday Breakfast

Eggs, sausage, ham, pancakes, French toast, biscuits, sausage, homemade gravy, and beverages. 

Sunday ∙ 7:30am - 11:30am


803 N. Page Street


Fosdal Home Bakery • 243 E. Main Street

Friday: 5:30am — 5pm
Saturday: 5:30am — 5pm
Sunday: 7am — 12pm

Since 1938, offering these Norwegian cookies :

  • Berlinerkranser

  • Rosette

  • Sandbakkel

  • Fattigman

  • Rosettes

  • Krumkake

Also, breads, soups, coffee, and more! 

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Nauti Norske Restaurant & Bar • 324 S. Water Street

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Situated along the Yahara River Nauti Norske offers Scandinavian inspired fare and burgers, salads, sandwiches, and more. 

Friday: 11am – 2am
Saturday: 11am – 2pm
Sunday: 11am – 9pm

Viking Brew Pub • 211 E. Main Street

Stoughton’s first brewpub offering Nordic inspired beers and Scandinavian food.  Special hours for Syttende Mai:

Friday: 11am - 10pm
Saturday: 9am - 10pm
Sunday: 12pm - 4pm

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