The Nordic Fest Board of Directors is asking the community for nominations for grand marshal and Nordic Fest flag recipient for the 47th annual Nordic Fest, July 25-27.

The theme for this year is "All Trails Lead to Nordic Fest."

The grand marshal is recognized as an individual or group who has made a positive impact on the Decorah community.

The flag recipient is presented to someone whose long-time, above-and-beyond efforts have specifically impacted Nordic Fest.

The honorees will be recognized at opening ceremonies, will ride in the grand parade and their stories will be printed in the Fest's official program guide.

Letters of recommendation are due Friday, May 10, and must be mailed to Fest headquarters, 507 W. Water St., Decorah, IA 52101.

For more information visit or call 800-382-FEST.