A new area event, the Viking Festival © is planned for August 24, 2019 in the Nisswa Pioneer Village. This exciting event will be family-friendly and designed to be both entertaining and educational.
Travel back in time as you walk through an encampment from the Viking Age (700-1066 AD). Professional and local reenactors will demonstrate crafts from the period such as leatherwork, blacksmithing, chain mail making, spring-pole lathe work, open fire cooking, archery, board game construction, jewelry making, and fiber arts such as spinning and weaving.
You'll have opportunities to try your hand at several crafts, play Viking games, learn a dance, and listen to a storyteller. A children’s area will provide kids with hands-on experiences specifically for them.
The Vikings will also demonstrate the weapons they used and participate in mock battle. They’ll engage the audience in a variety of ways, which may include cheering for a champion or allowing self-selected kids to push over a line of Vikings arrayed behind a shield wall.
Sponsorship in the form of financial or in-kind support as well as volunteer assistance in planning and/or at the event are welcome. If you are interested in becoming a sponsor or volunteering, please contact us.
These photos are from the Scandinavian Hjemkomst & Midwest Viking Festival at the at the Hjemkomst Center in Moorhead, Minnesota on June 22 & 23, 2018. The Viking Festivalen will be similar.
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Youth (6-17)- $5
5 & under - free
Family cost is capped at $35
Tickets are not sold in advance. You will get a wrist band at the entrance which will allow you reentry and discounts at Nisswa restaurants.
We were at the Nisswa Stamman Music Festival with our chainmail and helmet. A couple folks had fun modeling for us.
Brought to you by the Viking descendants of Sagatun Lodge, Sons of Norway