2012 2nd Annual Event

Special thanks to NORSEWIND

         For great music & their help dedicating the Freya runestone

Extra Special Thanks to Volunteers – Eric / Erin / Laura

Thanks to all that attended 2nd Annual Vetrnaetr / Winter Nights Festival at the Nordic House in Vernon, NJ on October 21st. It like our 1st festival was not to be missed! It will ran from 11am until 6pm that day rain or shine or snow? It waw family oriented, educational, and fun. Period dress/costume is welcome and encouraged including elves, Valkyrie, and Viking, or old Norse villagers. This event is sponsored by the VernonsOwn Foundation and co-sponsored/hosted by the Vernon Nordic House. Admission is $3 for adults, $2 for Seniors. One dollar goes to pay costs this year, $1 toward local fire departments/evenly, and $1 toward local Vets cemetery effort. Children under 12 free. Its also to promote some of our local businesses. We are also looking for people that might be interested in reading poems/stories from them IE -Hávamál / Prose Edda, or perhaps putting on a small show / play IE – Beowolf and or Freya/Dísir/Valkyries.

This festival honors the old ways, our culture, and our ancestors. This year we will continue those traditions with singing, reading poetry and blessings, playing games, giving thanks, and honoring the Gods and other beings that share their worlds with our community(tribes) and the land we are upon.

This year’s theme is Freyja/Freya the Fair, Queen of the Valkyries, Goddess of Love, Black Sword/War, Death, Wealth/Abundance, and Beauty. It is our intention to have in place and unveil the 1st of our runestones. It will be for and encompass a dedication ceremony on Frehya. Daniel of Norsewind will do the honors. (We are also honored by the return appearance of Norsewind to this years event).

Runestone dedicated to Freya

In part this festival asks for protection against the harshness of winter. In addition to being an annual event in itself, Vetrnaetr will help mark the start of Home4dHolidays each year in Vernon. This website will be updated as more details become available. Any questions please use our contact on this site.

The Nordic House in Vernon, NJ is honored to host this event as a way to share, enjoy, and learn about the Norse culture of the Viking era.

2nd Annual Winternights Festival Poster

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