49th Swedish Festival set this weekend in Mt. Jewett

Staff Writer

MT. JEWETT -- Tomtes— legendary Swedish sprites— are expected to be seen in Mt. Jewett this weekend for the 49th Swedish Festival.
“Don’t be surprised if you see tomtes,” Festival Chairman Beth Carpenter. “It’s all part of the fun.”
Carpenter heads the committee that meets throughout the year to plan the Kane area’s largest three-day festival.
The festival begins at 6 p.m. Friday, Aug. 9 with the opening ceremony at St. Matthews Lutheran Church on East Main Street (Route 6). The festival runs Friday evening and all day Saturday and Sunday. The closing program is at 6 p.m. Sunday at the Center Street stage.
"The festival brings everybody together," Beth Carpenter said in describing the event. “It’s for everyone in our families. Everybody enjoys the Swedish Festival.”
Many homes throughout the Mt. Jewett area already are displaying the flag of Sweden – a yellow Nordic cross on a blue field.