While Rick and I were wandering the streets of Walker last Friday evening,
we noticed posters in the store windows advertising an Ethnic Festival the next day.
There would be vendors selling their goods, a parade and
ethnic foods in the park....SCORE!!!
Something fun to look forward to while we were visiting this little community
We listened to this Ojibwe Indian as he gave a presentation
and played some beautiful tunes on his flute.
The Ojibwe bands moved into the region during the mid-to-late 1700's.
The reservation is SE of Bemidji with Walker just outside on the SW corner.
Beautiful handmade goods
Working on her craft
Hand painted window hangings
Loved this dress
Couldn't resist this photo,
their mama was selling baked goods and was close by
My social butterfly (Left) striking up a conversation with
a guy selling Djembe's (african drum)
The parade ...
Off with the hat...
I love how there is still respect when the national anthem is being sung!
I'm half Norwegian so I especially liked this float...
"Eat Lots of Lefse" I love Lefse!
The elderly showing they can still play a good tune!
Oh, I just loved this beautiful sweater,
(and her cute little over the shoulder bag)
These long wooden horns produced a beautiful sound...they stopped right in front of us to play.
Does anyone know what ethnicity this represents? Danish perhaps?
This little guy was quite proud of his heritage, his dancing showed it!
Did I mention there was food.....
Rick and I shared a Gyro, It was delicious
We decided that it was a big partaking to eat this messy morsel,
so we sat down with a fork at a near by picnic table and visited with some locals
while we enjoyed our lunch.