The Hilmar Festival is one of Norway's largest folk music festivals. Each year, about 150 artists are presented through around 70 different festival events to 9,000 visitors. The program is adapted to all ages with its own children's program, youth program, as well as free age limit on the festival itself.
The Hilmar festival key focus is on folk music and any type of music with a folk strand is welcome to be involved be it hard rock to Electronica. The festival has been featured by the media as a national event and public festival.
The Hilmar Festival offers an open dance floor with live music both during the day and in the evening, so there is no excuse not to dance.
In 2019 we set a new record with over 10 000 visitors, and a special day for storytelling. We will continue to expand the storytelling part of the festival.
The Hilmar Festival is held in week 45 every year.
For 2020 the festival runs from the 31. October - 8. November.
Hilmar Festival and Steinkjer welcome all the public to the municipality with the slogan "open, light and happy".
Film from the 2017 Hilmar Festival.