The "TRE LAG STEVNE": Three bygdelags convene for a joint stevne every year at the beginning of August at a location in the Midwest (the majority of the members of all three lags live in the Midwest). The stevne features: Tour, Genealogy Research, Cultural Programs, Entertainment, Banquet, Lag Membership Meetings

2016 Tronderlag of America - Stevne Group Photo. Pior to our final banquet each of the three lags poses for a group photo.<Click/Tap on the photo for a larger version>.


"Plague, Privation & Turmoil: Past Meets Present"
August 11-14 2021 - (Wednesday-Saturday)
Madison Marriott West Hotel - Madison, Wisconsin

A Joint Stevne of Trønderlag of America, Gudbrandsdal, and Nord Hedmark og Hedemarken Lags.

Please note that the 2021 Stevne falls one week later than our usual August slot, due to scheduling conflicts with the hotel.

The stevne starts Wednesday about noon and ends Saturday about noon and features a local history tour, a concert, 16-18 programs, lag annual business meetings, group lag photos, and a Friday night banquet.

Stevne  details and the registration form will be in our June Trønderlag Nyhetsbrev (our newsletter). You can book your hotel reservation NOW.


Covid-19 has impacted many organizations planning their 2021 group activities. The Tre Lag Stevne Planning Committee for 2021 is no different. Proceeding with cautious optimism the committee is hard at work re-confirming, revising, and adding to plans that were aborted in progress for the Covid cancelled 2020 Stevne. Our goal is to make the 2021 Stevne the best one ever!

 Between now and then, the planning committee will continue to monitor the pandemic situation, and will respect both CDC and local recommendations with regard to group gatherings in August.  If  proceeding with the Stevne becomes untenable due to continuing pandemic risk levels we will cancel plans and consider other options.  Each individual member should, of course, make their own independent decision on whether to attend the Stevne based on their own health situations and concerns.  If necessary, hotel rooms can be cancelled without penalty in adherence with Marriott’s standard cancellation policy.


ITS CALLED THE "TRE LAG STEVNE" AS THREE LAGS (Trønderlag of America, Gudbrandsdal, and Nord Hedmark og Hedemarken) JOIN TOGETHER TO HOLD THIS ANNUAL MEETING. Many years ago each lag (organization) held their own stevne before they realized they could share in overall costs, invite a broader range of speakers, attract quality vendors, etc.


Are you willing to volunteer some time and talent at the Stevne?
We can use some help with a variety of tasks at the Stevne: spend an hour or two assisting in the Hospitality Room, take photos of Stevne activities, work at the Trønderlag membership table and perhaps things we haven't thought of yet. Please contact any of our offices, for more information about our needs.


Want to know more about the 2021 stevne?
You will get one in your registration package, but you can check it out now. Click/Tap on the image.


Register for the stevne. Large numbers of attendees  also go on the Wednesday tour so it pays to register early. Also register for the Friday Banquet. Click/Tap on the image for a registration form to print. You can fill it in before you print it and it will calculate the correct fees, etc. (SOME BROWSERS DO NOT SUPPORT AUTO CALCULATION).
A "print only version" for those who want to print the form and fill it in with a pen is available HERE.

2021 Program Booklet

(Booklet reduced size for the web)
Click/Tap on the image
 for a booklet to print.

PRIOR Stevne Programs

2019 Stevne Program Alexandria, MN
2018 Stevne Program
Austin, MN
2017 Stevne Program
La Crosse, WI
2016 Stevne Program
South Saint Paul, MN
2015 Stevne Program
Eau Claire, WI
2014 Stevne Program
Saint Cloud, MN
2013 Stevne Program Oconomowoc, WI
2012 Stevne Program Fargo, ND
2011 Stevne Program Sioux Falls, SD
2010 Stevne Program Stevens Point, WI
2009 Stevne Program South Saint Paul, MN
2008 Stevne Program Fergus Falls, MN
2007 Stevne Program La Crosse, WI
2006 Stevne Program Eau Claire, WI
2005 Stevne Program Fargo, ND
2004 Stevne Program Rochester, MN
2003 Stevne Program Sioux Falls, SD

Link to 2016 Stevne Photos
Link to 2015 Stevne Photos
Link to 2014 Stevne Photos

Pictures from Stevne 2003
Pictures from Stevne 2002

2021 Hotel Information

Tre Lag Stevne: August 11 - 14, 2021
Madison Marriott West
1313 John Q Hammons Drive
Middleton, Wisconsin 53562 USA

*Wednesay, 11 August 2021 (check-in date)
*Thursday, 12 August 2021
*Friday, 13 August 2021 (checking out on Saturday)

Our contracted rate is $102/night plus tax (currently 13.5%).  Book by July 14, 2021 to receive the Tre Lag Block Rate. Parking is complimentary.  Breakfast is not included, though there is an onsite restaurant.

To book online with the Tre Lag group rate for August 11,12,13 <Click/Tap Here>.

To make your reservations by phone, call 1-888-745-2032 and ask for the Tre Lag block rate for August 11,12, 13.

Other Hotel Details

Important note: The Tre Lag Block rate is only available for August 11,12,13.

Tuesday and Saturday extra nights at the block rate may be possible on an "as available basis": For those planning to arrive a day early or stay a day later, the hotel will extend the Tre Lag rate to those “shoulder” nights on an “as available” basis.  If you wish to stay Tuesday night and/or Saturday night, first book your blocked nights, and then send an email to Jim Strom at the Marriott with your confirmation # and and he says that he will have group housing make the modification to extend your reservation (as available).  Jim’s email is

We need your help:- We have minimum spending requirements at this metropolitan conference hotel and pay fairly significant contractual  penalties 
if not "enough" attendees stay at the Marriott . It helps us significantly if our out-of-town attendees choose to stay at the Marriott rather than booking hotel rooms off-site. It’s not required, of course, and every member should make a decision that works best for them.  If we meet those requirements, the lags can avoid fairly significant contractual penalties. If you’re able to help us with that, you have our thanks!