|Vista Viking Festival
|The 17th Annual Vista Viking Festival Transports Visitors Back In Time To The Viking Age. Nestled in the rolling hills of Vista, festival visitors can mingle with Vikings and the Norse Gods this Viking Village, Marketplace, and FestivalViking Encampments featured throughout our grounds offers an authentic Living History Viking Village experience. Where reenactors practice the daily life activities life of the Norsemen. With blacksmiths weavers, woodcarvers, tradesmen, and freshly baked bread from our Viking oven, they will demonstrate how they are keeping the old ways alive, The Viking Marketplace will be filled with merchants offering Viking wares, and treasures brought back from across the sea. Get outfitted for Viking cosplay. Or just take home treasures to remember the day. Marketplace food vendors offer a variety of treats from sausages to baked goods. Vegan options are available!. Exciting Viking Combat will be fought on our battlefield. Gather around and cheer them on as they meet in one on one combat and group melees. Our Viking Weapons Range offers Archery, Axe and spear throwing. Our expert instructors have decades of experience and will train you in skills that last a lifetime. Our Odin and Loki Stages hosts live music and entertainment that will take you back to the time of the Vikings. Featuring some of the area's best Celtic Folk & Rock groups, Scandinavian Folk music, Medieval Puppet Theater, and other entertainers. Be part of the show by participating in one of our signature competitions! The Log Toss, Viking Battle Cry, Horn Blowing, and Beard contests. Be sure to catch the World Famous Fish Fling competition. On Saturday, stay after sunset for the spectacular Flaming Axe Throw. Norway Heritage Hall will exhibit Scandinavian culture and tradition since the Viking Age. Learn more about the history of Norway and Scandinavia, genealogical information, cooking and craft demonstrations. Shop for specialty foods such as lefse and krumkake, as well as handicrafts and souvenirs. For the thirsty, Two Beer Gardens! Featuring some of San Diego's best micro-brews, and fine Viking Meads, some crafted especially for the Viking Festival. At our popular 'Meet the Brewmasters' event, Brewers of Mead and Beer will be on hand to share their knowledge of the craft. At the KidZone, the little Vikings can paint their own shields and swords. There will be crafts, music lessons, face painting, games, and the fun and educational scavenger hunt Rune Quest game.
Admission/Cost: $3 - $15
2006 E Vista Way
Vista, CA 92084
Dates and times:
Saturday, September 21 - 10:00 AM
Sunday, September 22 - 10:00 AM
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