We welcome back and are happy to showcase the following educators at the 2022 Winternights Festival.

2022 – Educators / Presenters Include:

* Son's of Odin - United States *

Returning this year as an Educator / Presenter / Organization is : “Son’s of Odin – United States”. They have chapters(Holds) across the US.

In addition to what they will be showing and have available in their area they will be part of the activities venue too. They will hold a ceremony, no human sacrifices for our event, they you may witness or participate in as desired/allowed.. Also in addition to showing creating runes for one’s own use they will be helping tell about and explain “RUNES” as a formal educational presentation..Hail and thanks to them.

Rhiannon Thorpe – president of US holds will be present providing instruction on Runes as well as holding ceremonies and dedication of a new altar.

Daniel Gunnar Gustafson of NJ hold will still be present and helping with activities, etc.

* OLAF - Slavic Invasion *

We feel fortunate and happy to announce that Olaf will be returning again this year.. He brings with him Viking fighting skills, weapons, knowledge of both, his encampment, Viking clothing, and of course his great humor and good will.. Olaf is a member of Slavic Invasion .. was hoping to see the 2 shield maidens battle again but we have no problem raising a horn to say “Hail Olaf – Velkom”

* Lars & Sven Foundation *

The foundation prepares and presents a multitude of opportunities to learn about Vikings and their culture. Learning can be as simple as a show and tell exhibit or when and where possible participating in an activity. 

Show and tell can run from seeing and/or reading to watching a live demonstration of a Viking activity/practice/skill.

Viking Log Splitting 101