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14th Annual Våffeldagen Set for March 23


By the Lindsborg Convention and Visitors Bureau


LINDSBORG, Kan. — On Saturday, March 23, find Lindsborg immersed in pure waffle love — from hot breakfast waffles and sweet waffle treats to waffle-inspired games and songs and even to roving Waffle People in costume. 

It’s the 14th annual Lindsborg Våffeldagen, which translates as “waffle day” in English. Lindsborg’s version of Våffeldagen has earned a reputation for its quirkiness and mellow, friendly atmosphere.

Event founder Carla Wilson explained, “In Sweden and most of Europe, people mark the day by eating waffles. In Lindsborg, we eat waffles plus we welcome waffle creativity — jokes, parody songs, hats, clothing, jewelry, visual references, and anything that is waffle-y.”

Food and treats are served most of the day — starting at the 7:00am opening of Blacksmith Coffee Shop and Roastery and running through the 8:00pm closing of the Crown and Rye Restaurant. In the hours between, look for other tasty opportunities. Back by popular demand is Jalisco Mexican Restaurant’s own waffle tostada from 11:00am until sell out. The Öl Stuga will serve its popular waffle shots from 11:00am and into the night. Indigo Moo’d Ice Cream will offer house-made waffle goodness in scoops and cones. 

From 8:00am-2:00pm, look for an encounter with Lindsborg’s Waffle People. You won’t be able to miss them! These are good-natured volunteer greeters, dressed as walking waffles, who will share information and pose for snapshots. 

In between waffles, make a day of roaming Lindsborg. From art galleries and boutiques to home decor and floral shops, Lindsborg’s downtown entertains with free sidewalk games and complimentary treats. At The Ivory Thimble, a limited number of waffle-inspired tee shirts and waffle hair bows will be offered for purchase. 

Discover the birth of Våffeldagen and more on the Visit Lindsborg blog.