Maine's Swedish Colony

The Swedish culture is still vibrant within the Colony with its foods festivals. The colony is comprised primarily of the communities of New Sweden, Stockholm, Woodland, Perham, and Westmanland.

The Swedish traditions are still upheld throughout the year with such festivals like Saint Lucia in December and Midsommer in June. Traditional Smorgasbords are very popular with people gathering and sharing wonderful foods. Traditional Midsommer meal include foods like KÖttbullar (Swedish meatballs), Sill (pickled herring), grilled salmon, boiled new potatoes with fresh dill, soured cream and raw red onion, and for dessert the first wild strawberries of summer, with cream are some of the delicacies that returning visitors enjoy.

Many families in the colony still maintain correspondence with distant relatives in the "old country" and are happy to share stories told with others.

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Events
11/25/2017
Annual Christmas parade with floats. Parade route starts at 120 North Street and continues down US…
11/25/2017
Greater Fort Kent Area Chamber of Commerce 37th Annual Arts & Crafts Fair Join us at the University…
12/01/2017
The First Friday of each month various businesses throughout the city exhibit artists' work and…
12/02/2017
Ride on Molly the Trolley in Presque Isle's Holiday Light...
12/02/2017
Seasonal Parade celebrating Christmas and the winter season. This parade is the largest in the…
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