10th Annual Winternights Festival

2021 - 10th Winternights Festival

Held on Sunday Oct 24th, 2021

THANK YOU! - attendees/vendors/organizations

A total of $208 was given to NNJVC

Total donations from attendees came to $82

As in the past the Vernon Nordic House donated sales from food adding another $126 to that

While the attendance was far less than anticipated, no doubt due to less than hospitable weather, the event itself was awesome. The wares that were available, the demonstrations, the exhibits, the camaraderie,  the food all were top notch. It truly is a shame that so many missed so much.

We’ll be posting more here, on FB, and on the Lars & Sven Foundation site in the coming weeks including photos, videos, and of course the donation amount that was raised to give to the Northern NJ Veterans cemetery.

One thing we did expand (add) this year is our Viking Village area. The plan is to show what foods and how they might have been (were) prepared.. It of course would vary from village to village let alone from country to country (Denmark, Norway, Sweden, Iceland, etc). We are limited to some extent by todays regulations but with a bit of creativity we hope to combine todays technologies with Viking methods..

Look for Updates in coming weeks & on our FB page

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 finally received our exemption from IRS and are now a bona fide – 501c3

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 still on hold unfortunately. 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!