We did hear a few musicians outdoors. A band was playing in a giant teepee where they were also serving food, and that looked like a great place to be, but it was so crowded we couldn't get much further than just beyond the entrance. In the main hall, there were stands featuring heat pumps, tractors, and more sausages. It felt like a county fair without the animals!
After 2 hours, we left, slightly disappointed. But that was our fault, we'd come expecting an art festival, but this was a "goods and culture festival". We should have read the fine print! There were many good things to see, though, and we did have a good time. Here's a few shots from the event:
Anna hugs a stuffed llama
Pam checks out goods at a Sami craft stand. The Sami are Norway's indigenous people. They have their own language, culture, clothing, and flag. Actually, their flag is one of the best flags I've seen, designed in 1986 and the winner of an art contest.
Stopping for a mug of gløgg, the traditional Norwegian winter drink. This stand sells ceramic mugs full of gløgg for a good price.
Røros' main street with the church steeple visible up the hill.
Maggie and Anna posing with antlers in front of a Sami tent shop.