Vikings don’t mind singin’ in the rain

Bad weather couldn’t dampen the spirits of those who attended Viking Fest in Owl’s Head Park Saturday.

Victoria Hofmo, president of the Scandinavian East Coast Museum, said the early part of the rain-shortened event went on as planned. 

Accordionist Ellen Lindstrom lets a smile be her umbrella.
Photos courtesy of Ellen Lindstrom Facebook

“We were surprised with how many people showed up with the wet weather,” she said. “Kids of all ages climbed the ladder to view the inside of the Norseman Viking ship, back to us after several years.” 

A rainy day couldn’t stop these knights.
Eagle Urban Media/Photos by Arthur De Gaeta

Visitors lunched on lapskaus, chocolate, fish balls, lefse, Norwegian waffles and Skolebrød.

Accordionist Ellen Lindstrom and violinist Annemarie Wiesner performed, and fifth-graders Sebastian Schultz Domingo and Clayton Tam read their award-winning essays about the Norwegian resistance in World War II.

vikingellen4 1024x768 1The Norseman Viking ship made a triumphant return.
Photos courtesy of Ellen Lindstrom Facebook

Medieval and Renaissance re-creation group SCA Ostgardr showed displays about Viking life and led a march of reenactors, and Gladiators NYC demonstrated combat.

“I love being at Viking Fest,” said Susan Frances. “I don’t care that it’s raining. The reenactments were great. The jousting was fabulous. The music was great.”

And the rain was gone in time for Sunday’s 17th of May Parade.

vikingellen3 761x1024 1Viking Fest visitors try to stay dry.
Photos courtesy of Ellen Lindstrom Facebook

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By: Jaime DeJesus
Title: Vikings don’t mind singin’ in the rain
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Published Date: Thu, 25 May 2023 22:59:25 +0000

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