Scandinavian Hjemkomst and Midwest Viking Festival
June 23 @ 10:00 am - June 24 @ 4:00 pm$15
This is one of the most unique Scandinavian festivals in the United States. Visitors can immerse in the early Nordic Iron Age (Viking Era) encampment experiencing blacksmithing, fiber arts, live steal combat, cooking, and wood work – then move into the Romantic Era with folk costumes, songs, and dances. Finally, stop at the Hjemkomst gift shop for the very latest in Scandinavian books, jewelry and music!
Visiting volva, Kari Tauring, will be telling stories from the World Tree and singing from the Eddas. Stop by her tent for a rune reading or to see artifacts dating from 15,000 BCE Denmark to a Bronze Age reconstructed string skirt and a full evolution of the rune alphabet from 400 ACE to the Kensington Stone (1360’s).