The “Trønder culture” is among other things recognized by “Trønder-rock”. There are several annual rock festivals in the region, and in august 2010, Rockheim, the national adventure center for pop and rock opened at Brattørkaia in Trondheim. Famous artists in the genre Trønder-rock are Terje Tysland, Åge Aleksandersen, D.D.E. and Hans Rotmo’s Vømmøl Spellemanslag.
Mid-Norway has distinct culinary traditions, which can be explored during the regional food festival arranged each summer in Trondheim. “Sodd” is usually considered the regional traditional dish, and is usually served with “skjenning” (a sweet flat bread), and ginger ale from the E.C Dahls breweries in Trondheim.
Mid-Norway is further known for its outdoor plays with both professional and amateur actors. Mid-Norway is considered one of the best regions for plays, with the “Saint Olav Drama” as one of the most famous in Norway. “Olsokdagene” and The Saint Olaf Festival at Stiklestad are also important elements of Mid-Norwegian culture.
In Trondheim you can find the open air museum Sverresborg Trøndelag Folkemuseum with more than 60 buildings from all over the Mid-Norway region. Ringve museum (Norway’s national museum for music and musical instruments), together with Trondheim Art Museum, Trøndelag Center for Contemporary Art and a number of other galleries and museums that are located in the city Trondheim.
Among famous Mid-Norwegian personalities, you can find the writer Anne B. Ragde, the painter Håkon Bleken, the actor Liv Ullmann, the violinist Arve Tellefsen, the former coach of Rosenborg Nils Arne Eggen, cross country skiers Oddvar Brå and Petter Northug and also Snåsamannen, Joralf Gjerstad.