11:10 AM – 1:30 PM Heritage Plaza (South of the Noyes Building)

Storytelling is a Scandinavian tradition passed down through centuries—and that’s why it is also a tradition at the Scandinavian Heritage Festival.

This year, storytelling at the festival is being organized by Manti High School theater teacher Kory Howard.

His ranks of storytellers are made up of Manti High School theater students, along with a few other seasoned storytellers. Under Howard’s direction, Manti High School has won the 3A state championship for six straight years, including 2021.

“Scandinavians were people who loved to tell stories, and so, continuing that tradition at the Scandinavian Heritage Festival is both a tribute to the past and a continuation of that practice into the future,” he says.