About the festival
Hilmarfestivalen is one of the largest folk music festivals in Norway, the largest north of Dovre. Each year about 150 artists are presented to 9000 visitors in 70 different festival events. The program is adapted to people of all ages, with a separate children’s program, a separate youth program, and no age limit for any of the festival events.
Hilmarfestivalen focuses on folk music, but also opens its doors to music in the borderlines of folk or tilting towards completely different genres. The festival has been referred to as a national happening and celebration by the media.
Hilmarfestivalen offers open dance floor with live music both daytime and evening. You might even discover concerts you are meant to dance to?!
Hilmarfestivalen is held in week 45 every year. In 2017 the dates are 8th – 12th of November.
Hilmarfestivalen and Steinkjer welcome the audience to our municipality with the slogan “open, bright and happy.”