2020 - 9th Winternights Festival

Sunday Oct 25th, 2020

Many events have been cancelled some into future months. The Renn Fair, County Fair, 4th Fireworks, and more. We realize the health concerns but these events are the bread and butter or main fund raising source for non profits, fire/emt depts, and craft vendors(retirees). We still are planning to hold Winternights Festival on Oct 25th. If other events make sense and are not cancelled we may likewise attend them. As for our other activities holding classes inside or online are on hold (pun ?) Work will be done outside on some of our projects and since social practices are viable and suns ultraviolet is a great killer of all Viruses if any would like to help on a schedule good for you please feel free to sign up. Thank you for your understanding and patience during this period.
Winternights Festival is now a 501c

It took a while but this event is now part of the “Lars & Sven Foundation” events and activities.

We recently received our 501c3 exemption from IRS

Thank you to everyone that attended our last event. We were busy so not able to really notice but others said it seemed like a good turn out. Thanks to those that donated extra for the Veterans. Thank you to all the great vendors, educators, participants, performers, et ALL. We heard a lot of nice feed back during the event about the quality of vendors we had and the craftsmanship of them. Thanks to the hard working volunteers some which prefer not to have their name on FB etc. Safe journey to all.

Hail Facebook – Hail Vetrnaetr on it!

Build a Viking Longship Project
Each year we work on adding something new to the grounds that honors our Viking ancestors in a way that is informative, educational, and respectful. We usually unveil it at our Winternights Festival in October. This year we are working on several projects that we believe Odin and the Norns will approve of. The resumption and continuation of our ‘build a viking longship’ is one of them. We have several restoration projects going on as well.

* Would like to thank Jan Bill, professor & curator of the Viking Ship Collection, at Oslo Universitet for responding immediately with helpful info along with wishing us well on the reconstruct. During our kickoff meeting and in the video we showed at it we acknowledged Thomas Finderup for his expertise on riving and viking ship construction. We recently contacted him for further information on techniques. He responded immediately including providing us a photo to help. We want to thank him for doing that and to subsequently acknowledge him for his guidance and continued help. Thank you!!!

THANK YOU for attending past Events!