Viking Festival 2012

10th annual Viking Festival 2012, September 29 , 10am to 8pm and September 30 ,10am to 6pm at Norway Hall in Vista – a fun-filled day for the whole family! . NORWAY HALL, 2006 East Vista Way, behind Prohibition Brewing Company. Admission $7, 12 and under Free, 2-day pass $11, Parking $3.

Musical entertainment by Highland Way along with Raggle Taggle, The Lace Makers, The Dreadcrew of Oddwood, Kjell Holmes, Damekor, Skandia Dancers, Odin’s Tribal Drummers and The Bawdy Juggler!

All gather around the always-popular Viking Log Toss. For those brave enough, one can try their hand at Ax Throwing. Back by popular demand are – the Fiske Fling, Battle Cry Competition and Horn Blowing competition. If you have a horn you like to blow, bring it!

KidZone: Swords, shields, crafts, jumpee, face painting, and Fjord Horse rides! Join in the Rune Quest Scavenger Hunt!

Viking Sword Battles and reproductions of early Viking encampments and villages are featured. Performance guilds Brandenburg, Drafn, Guardians of Midgaard, Raiders From The North, Vestrfolk, and Wolves Ov Odin will exhibit life from the Viking period. Pewter casting, operating bread ovens, fabric dying, and weaving will lend to the authenticity of the day. New this year will be two real live Fjord Horses!

Homemade Lefse! Swedish Meatballs, Sausages, Baked Goods, Chevaps, and so much more! The beer gardens will feature San Diego County’s finest microbrews and the ever-popular Viking mead crafted especially for the Viking Festival! Vendor alley: horns, swords, clothes, jewelry, beads, henna, fortune telling, and much more. Visit Heritage Hall for lots of interesting Scandinavian facts!

The newly acquired Northern Territory allows for strolling along pathways and enjoying streams, trees, and authentic reproductions of Viking encampments and villages. Enjoy fine brews in the Northern Bar and performances on Loki’s stage. Anticipated attendance is 10,000 people!

From the 78 Freeway, exit Civic Center Dr., go North to East Vista Way, turn right. After 3 miles, look for Norway Hall and Viking Festival signs on your left. Located behind Prohibition Brewing Company. Additional parking north of the festival grounds.

Presented by the Norwegian Fish Club Odin and Sons of Norway Norge Lodge 60. Find us on Facebook!