Human Foosball

Participants in the human foosball game have a blast at the 2018 Mount Jewett Swedish Festival.

The Mount Jewett community is getting more ambitious by the day for the 49th Swedish Festival from Aug. 9-11.

According to Beth Carpenter, chairperson of the Swedish Festival committee, both children and adults are excited for this weekend’s event.

“We are all excited,” she exclaimed. “The kids have been checking out the rides as they come in.”

She added that there is a wide variety of vendors who will be offering great food and other items. She noted there have been “lots of tomtes” appearing throughout the area in celebration of the event. Tomtes are mythological, elderly dwarfs, often featured in Nordic folklore.

“The committee has worked hard since September (2018) to bring the best festival experience ever — no admission fee and all types of free entertainment,” Carpenter explained.

Back again at this year’s Swedish Fest is a Swedish smorgasbord, featuring foods such as Swedish meatballs, korv, rice pudding, ham, brown beans, coleslaw, pickled beets, parsley potatoes, pickled herring, jello salad, fruit soup, lingonberries, Swedish rye bread, krisp bread, cheese, coffee rings and cookies. Tickets for the smorgasbord, which will be sold at the door, are $12 for adults and $6 for kids under 10 years of age.

The festival will also feature a culinary competition called Alberta’s pie contest. The contest is being held in memory of Alberta Hanson. Contestants should submit their pies between 10:30 and 11 a.m. on Saturday. The winners of the contest will be announced Saturday at 6:30 p.m. on the Center Street Stage. Following the announcing of the winners, a pie auction will take place.

An ATA bus will pick up Swedish Fest visitors from the St. Joseph Catholic Church on Division Street before and after the parade Saturday. The bus will drop people off at the festival and take visitors back to their cars after parade. The bus will run from 2 to 7 p.m.

Mount Jewett Swedish Festival 2019 Schedule


6 p.m.: Opening Ceremony- “Crowning of the Swedish Festival Royalty”- St. Matthews Church

6 — 9 p.m. — Bubbles the Clown will wander the festival

6 -10 p.m. — Amusement Rides (Center Street)

6:30 — 7:30 p.m. — Lady Bug and The Walrus (Band)- Center Street Stage

7:30 — 8 p.m.— Prince & Princess Contest/Coloring Contest Winners- Center Street Stage

8 — 9 p.m.— ‘Minute to Win It’- Center Street Stage Area

9:30 -11 p.m. — Summer of George (Band)- Center Street Stage

9 pm-1 a.m. — Boom (Band)- Mt. Jewett Fire Hall



9 a.m. — Children’s (3-12 yr) Bike Race- Former Keystone Building

10 a.m. — Noon — Car and Bike Show Registration- Fire Department Lower Lot

10:30 a.m.-11 a.m. — Alberta’s Pie Contest Entry- Boy Scout Booth

11 a.m.-1 p.m. — Swedish Meatball Contest- Heritage Park Gazebo

— Kids Games (Prizes Awarded)- Lot beside Post Office

— Nebo Chapel Open House- Nebo Chapel

Noon- ? — Chicken Barbecue- Mt. Jewett Fire Hall

Noon-3 p.m. — Smorgasbord- St. Matthews Church

Noon- 4 p.m. — Car and Bike Show

Noon-5 p.m. — Amusement Rides- Center Street

— Little Red School House Wildlife Show- Main Street

12:30 p.m.— Maypole Dance- St. Matthews Lawn

1 p.m.- 2:30 p.m. — Twin Tiers Band- Center Street Stage

3 — 5 p.m. — Joseph and Company (Band)- Center Street Stage

5 p.m. — Parade

6 p.m. -10 p.m. — Amusement Rides- Center Street

6 p.m. — 6:30 p.m. — Jr. King and Queen Contest- Center Street Stage

6:30 — 7:30 p.m. — Alberta’s Pie Auction & Winner Announcements- Center Street Stage

8:30 — 11 p.m. — County Lines (Band)- Center Street Stage

9 p.m. -1 a.m. — Hard Luck Rangers (Band)- Mt. Jewett Fire Hall

9:30 p.m. — Fireworks



8 a.m. — Check-In for Bob Swanson Memorial Run (starts at 9:00am)- Kinzua Bridge Trail

Noon — 4 p.m. — Little Red School House Wildlife Show- Main Street

Noon -5 p.m. — Amusement Rides- Center Street

12:30 — 1 p.m. — Pet & Bike Parade- Main Street

12:30p.m. -2 p.m. — Local Teen Recording Artists- Center Street Stage

1 p.m. -? — Human Foosball- Lot beside Post Office

1 — 5 p.m. — Eric Jones (Caricature Artist)- Center Street

2 — 3:30 p.m. — Hamlin Station Band- Heritage Park Gazebo

2 p.m. -?— Softball Game (Old Timers vs. Youngsters)- Community Park

2:30 — 4 p.m. — Kane Guitar Choir- Center Street Stage

— Ice Cream Eating Contest- Mt. Jewett Family Tastee Freze

4 — 5 p.m. — Family Feud- Center Street Stage

5 — 6 p.m. — J.I.M. Band- Center Street Stage

6 p.m. — Closing Ceremonies- Center Street Stage

Church Services

9:15 a.m. Saturday Seventh Day Adventist Church

8 a.m. Sunday St. Joseph’s Catholic Church

9:30 a.m. Sunday Kushequa Union Church

9:30 a.m. Sunday Hazel Hurst United Methodist Church

11 a.m. Sunday Westline Community Church

11 a.m. Sunday St. Matthews Lutheran Church- Held at Nebo Chapel

11 a.m. Sunday Mt. Jewett United Methodist Church

6 p.m. Sunday Mt. Jewett Assembly of God