We welcome and are happy to showcase the following vendors and sponsors for this our 4th Winternights Festival. We will add and update our listings periodically as we draw closer to this years event on Sunday Oct 19th from 11am until 4:30pm.
Kellianna – a welcome guest to this years festival. If we were asked to pick one song that best embodies Vetrnaetr, it would be the “Ancestor’s Song” from Kellianna’s “I Walk with the Goddess” album. Add in “Freya” from this same album and you truly have captured the “Spirits” of it. But Kellianna is a singer, song writer, chantress and more. She’ll be performing songs of myth and magic, as well as setting up an area to get to meet and get to know her, talk with you, and offering her CD’s.
Norsewind – though not a vendor per se this years event will again feature great Norse and Celtic music performed by them. In addition to performing they will have their CD’s available for you to purchase. They again will be helping with, explaining, and sharing Norse celebration ceremonies. They call PA home but they are always welcome to our house, the Nordic House.
Visit their facebook page at: Norsewind
Vinland Longships – a Viking reenactment group that owns Skogar Þrostur (SKO-gar THROW-stur) which means “Blackbird” in Old Norse. It is a a 22 foot Viking Faering (four oared) boat that is based on the faering boat buried with the Gokstad ship in Norway in the 9th century.The reenactors who founded Vinland Longships have organized educational demonstrations on Viking ships and Viking life, crafts and culture for the Smithsonian Museum of Natural History, the Norwegian Embassy and the American Swedish Museum, among many others.Vinland Longships costumed reenactors, along with Skogar Þrostur, will bring a selection of reproduction artifacts. They will be happy to explain about them, Vikings, and be answering questions you might have. Having taught docents at the American Museum of Natural History in New York as well as travellling to L’Anse aux Meadows-Canada, St. Petersberg-Russia, and up and down the east coast they are great at educating people about Viking ship construction, navigation and history.
The Adventures of the Skogar Þrostur are documented at http://vinlandlongship.livejournal.com/
Sticks and Stones Wood Carving – Carved Wood Spirits, Bears, Canes,Walking Sticks.Viking Figures, Norwegian Porsground Christmas Plates, hand made pins. In addition to the carvings the carver works to help others learn this craft via CD’s, youtube videos, books, and patterns.
What Nicholas strives to accomplish is simple; to create the best possible product my two hands can create. His goal is to produce not only a quality piece, but also a heirloom that will last long after both you(the customer) and I have left this world. Something that generations can appreciate.
There are many designs on his site for you to choose from. If you prefer something different, you may send him a design or idea of your own. Either way it will be something you and yours will always enjoy.
The Mad Plaquer – John – The Mad Plaquer from Milford PA brings us from their Etsy world – a shop full of fun witchy baubles and things!.
From wickedly wild plaques to divinely inspired jewelry, sacred shrines and more! You’ll find a bit of everything here in my shop! Each item is a handmade piece of art… No two are exactly the same! Below are some Viking/Norse/Celtic pieces to peruse:.
Visit his Etsy page at: The-Mad-Plaquer
The Skeletons Key – Co-sharing this vendor’s area is – The Skeletons Key. Jennifer of The Skeletons Key specializes in wire wrapped jewelry, stone/crystal jewelry and antique key jewelry.
All her items are handmade and unique. Custom orders, sizing and stone placement is always welcome! Her shop also is on Etsy where she hopes you find the key to happiness here within The Skeletons Key! The Desir and other spirits no doubt will also be admiring her work as samples below they are indeed handmade and unique:
Visit her Etsy page at: The-Skeletons-Key
Three Sisters Nordic Jewelry – specializing in authentic Norwegian jewelry. Astrid, Lisa, and Kari have unique jewelry that you will not find elsewhere. Beautiful and quality items including crafted metal pieces. Items that are desireable anytime but especially now as the holidays and gift giving are not far away. Of course one can always treat oneself. They can be reached at 646-294-7837 for more information.
Arlington #62 Vasa Lodge – is a local lodge of the Vasa Order of America, a Fraternal Society originally established for the benefit of Swedish immigrants a century ago but now dedicated to preserving and sharing our Scandinavian culture and heritage. Membership is open to men and women over 14 years of age of Nordic roots, (Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Finnish or Icelandic,) and their spouses who would like to rediscover the traditions of their forefathers; and those who are not of Nordic ancestry but are committed to the promotion and advancement of Swedish and Nordic heritage and culture. If you do not wish to apply for membership at this time, but are interested in Nordic culture or heritage, you are most welcome at our open events. Visit their web page at: Arlington #62 Vasa
Bees, Birds and Bears Apiary – an apiary is a place where bees are kept; especially : a collection of hives or colonies of bees kept for their honey. The vikings made a drink called “Mead” which was fermented from bee honey. No, that will not be available but bbbapiary will have “local” grade A+ honey and related bee products. They have a live bee cam on their website www.bbbapiary.com.Vernon Nordic House – host for the event again this year with the third runestone of the trilogy set being created. The Nordic House is located on Route 94 in Vernon and will be offering authentic Swedish Meatballs made all natural products from local farms. Other Nordic foods will include Viking Lefse, Norwegian Fattigmann, Finnish Pulla, Danish Almond Kringle, Gravlax wild Alaskan King Salmon, Dragon Punch, Coffee, & Lingonberry Gelato.
Walker Vernon Valley Farm – located on Sand Hill Road in Vernon. They are a back to basics and more local family farm. Currently they raise grass fed and grass finished beef on fields grown naturally free of chemicals and such. Organic produce likewise has becoming part of their offerings. The Nordic House uses their natural beef in their Swedish Meatballs.
Lowland Farms – At Lowland Farm (in nearby Warwick NY), they aim to raise their animals responsibly, to graze their land in a sustainable fashion, and to price their grass-fed beef & pork reasonably. Our Swedish meatballs are made with their pork and we can attest to its quality and great taste. They may not be able to attend themselves but in true community farmer fashion Vernon Valley Farms will also have some of their products on hand at their spot – See more at: http://www.lowlandfarm.com