Uncover Untold History with Hysterical & Historical Scandinavian Storyteller Chad Filley


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Uff Da! Hysterical & historical Scandinavian storyteller Chad Filley is making his mark in the world of storytelling. No event is too large or too small for Chad’s blend of historical and family tales.

“Chad Filley’s Scandinavian Storytelling was a hit at the senior center!
He performed to a full house and did not disappoint!”

– Jody Van Lingen,

  SAC’s Enrichment Center


Storyteller Chad Filley smiling while wearing a Norse shirt featuring a cat


Chad has enthralled audiences since the early 1990s with his unique mixture of humor, heartwarming tales, and a message you won’t ever forget.

“Why hire Chad Filley?  Because you’re smart!”

– Kevin Kling
  Minnesota Humorist


Past Venues

Chad has spoken at corporate functions, prisons, comedy clubs, school groups, festivals, banquets, and churches. Some memorable storytelling performances include:

Norsk Hostfest: Minot, ND

Norsktoberfest: Glendive, MT

Mindekirken: Minneapolis, MN 

Gammelgarden: Scandia, MN

Farwell Norwegian Church: Farwell, MN

Rosewood Nursing Home: Forest Lake, MN

Elvesvingen Sons of Norway: Mankato

Camp Cabaret:   St. Paul, MN

Friendship Cafe (SAC’s): Cambridge, MN

A Center For The Arts:   Fergus Falls, MN

Royal Neighbors’ Winter Festival: Braham, MN

Performing Arts Center, Cambridge, MN

LaCrosse Storytelling:   Festival Lacrosse, WI 

Amery Storytelling Showcase:  Amery, WI

Jack Links Aquatic Banquet:  Minong, WI

Confabulation Storytelling Conference Presenter: Madison, WI 

Nordic Midsummer Fest: Burnsville, MN

Scandinavian Showcase: Cambridge, MN

Stonecrest Woodbury, MN

Park River Estates Coon Rapids, MN

LefseFest, Red Wing, MN

Scandinavian Smorgasbord, Pequot Lakes, MN

Roseau County Museum, Roseau, MN

Isanti County Historical Society, Cambridge, MN

Syttende Mai Celebration, Eau Claire, WI

American Council For the Blind, Minnesota Chapter

Numerous Sons of Norway Meetings

Chad Filley at Norsk Hostfest

Chad with Miss Norsk Hostfest 2022

Sample Program Titles

Scandinavian Legends of the Red River Valley : Swede Granberg & Florence Tree Top Klingensmith

The Immigrants Long Journey from Scandinavia to Minnesota

Humorous stories of Immigrants and their descendants




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