Aebleskiver alert: It’s Tivoli time in Elk Horn!

Powered by pastry, Vikings live their best lives in Elk Horn. Photo: Tivoli Fest

This Friday and Saturday, May 26-27, enjoy all things Danish during Tivoli Fest in Elk Horn. The town of about 600 is home to the largest rural Danish settlement in the United States.

This year’s parade starts at 11 a.m. Saturday with Hawkeye basketball coach Jan Jensen from nearby Kimballton serving as the grand marshal. Throughout the weekend, you can celebrate Danish and Danish-American traditions and history with free admission to the Danish Windmill and a trip to the Museum of Danish America. Folk dancers will perform on the main stage, and you just might spot some Vikings demonstrating their battle skills, minting coins and generally living their best Viking life.

The full schedule is packed with things to see and eat, including aebleskivers, the addictive golfball-sized puffs made from a secret Old World recipe of pancake batter and dreams.

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