GREEN BAY, Wis. (WFRV) – Talk about a blast from the past, on Saturday, the inaugural Viking Festival dropped anchor and set up camp at the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay. The festival celebrates Scandinavian history and gives people a chance to better understand Viking culture.
During the event, visitors could take part in a variety of activities like live battle reenactments, singing, storytelling, cooking demonstrations, and dance lessons from a Viking Sorceress.
“I like to do the games they liked to play back then. The ones they would play in a setting like this where they got time to play,” shared event participant Dwayne Haines.
This year’s event was also honoring Adrian Spendlow, the husband of a UW-Green Bay Professor who was a known Viking storyteller who died this past year.