2014 Festival Activities

2014 WinterNights Festival Activities*

 Games / Fun Activities:

  • Kubb / Viking Lawn Chess (tournament if warranted) / all day
  • Hnefatafl / Viking Table Chess (board game) / all day
  • Build a Viking Longboat / build your own longboat and decorate it / all day
  • Build a Viking Shield / build your own shield and decorate it / all day

Musical Performances:

  • Norsewind  / Old Norse & Celtic genre of music / 12:30 to 1:45-ish
  • Kellianna / singing songs of myth & magic / 2:00 to 3:15-ish

Ceremonies:

  • Troll Bridge / pay our trolls – be given your Viking name & cross their bridge / all day
  • Welcome / Opening Announcement / 11:15 AM
  • Dedication / Unveiling and Dedication 3rd stone / 12:00 “Tyr’s Aett”
  • Skogar Þrostur / Hoisting/Lowering of her sail / 11:30 AM / 3:30 PM

Runes 101

  • Rune Wall / wall showing all the Elder Futhark / all day
  • Runestone Trilogy / 3 runestones each contains an Aett of Runes / all day & in souvenir festival brochure
  • Explaination of  / pronouncing, meaning, types, reading / & in souvenir brochure
  • Old Norse Prose / describing Odins quest for knowledge / done as part of ‘Explaination of’
  • The Oracle’s Enclave / go inside for your rune reading / all day

Younger Edda

  • Creation / of Universe, World, Day, Night, Sun, Moon
  • Golden Age / of Asgard and the Gods of Asgard
  • Yggdrasil & the Norns / great tree and weavers of fate
  • Binding of Fennir / Tyr & great evil wolf / told during dedication ceremony at noon

Enlightenment Talks

  • Maxims for All / Viking Values to live by
  • Viking Artifacts / view, learn, and discuss how they lived / all day at Skogar Þrostur
  • Viking Women / shield maidens & equals
  • Sorry no Satan / in Pagan/Heathen/Wiccan
  • Odds & Ends / Q & A / all day

Great Nordic FairyTales

  • The Boy who was never afraid
  • Linda-Gold and the Old King
  • The Flower of Happiness on Sunnymount Crest
  • The Trolls and the Youngest Tomte
  • The Magician’s Cape

*This is a partial list which we are updating as plans are still fluid and we hear from other participants/vendors/etc. Actual time schedule will be added later as well.