First Green Bay Viking Festival

You are invited to the first Green Bay Viking Festival!   

On Saturday, October 2nd, Vikings from near and far will gather and raise an encampment on the UW-Green Bay Viking House grounds.  From 10 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., the Vikings will demonstrate crafts common to Scandinavia over a thousand years ago: smithing, woodworking, weaving, flax processing, and the preparation of authentic Viking recipes.  Live Viking battle reenactments, hear singing, storytelling, and take dance lessons from a Viking sorceress, Kari Tauring! There will also be games and activities for kids all day, and guided tours of the Viking House given by the couple who built it, Elspeth and Owen Christianson. Visitors will also have the opportunity to learn about Norwegian culture from one of our supporters and long-time sponsors, The Sons of Norway. 

This is a free in-person event that is open to the public. 

Please contact the Viking House curator, Heidi Sherman, with any questions: (920) 465-5146 

Sponsors: The College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences (CAHSS), UW-Green Bay, History Program, Viking Connection, The Sons of Norway 


    1. Hello Cheryl!

      Here is a link to a map of the UWGB campus. The Viking House is number 29 on the map. When you arrive at UWGB (address: UW–Green Bay; 2420 Nicolet Dr. Green Bay, WI 54311; phone: 920-465-2000), if you enter through the main entrance, take the first right to Wood Hall parking lot. Similarly, if you enter via the Nicolet entrance, take the first left directing them to the Wood Hall parking lot. The Viking House is immediately visible from the Wood Hall parking lot. Red house with green slate shingles.

      We look forward to seeing you there!

  1. I am very excited to participate in this inaugural event! It will be my first time visiting the Longhouse and grounds. So very grateful to the University for supporting this.

    I will be teaching a longdans outside using yarn to keep socially distanced, singing from the Eddas, and telling women’s stories from the Late Iron Age in my woad-blue dress and hood. Hurrah!

    Ti tussen takk, Heidi and team!

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