From pickled herring eating contests to kids crafts, there's something to do for everyone
Fresh summer greenery is said to contain magic. The weaving of floral Midsummer wreaths has been a way to harness this power and ensure good health throughout the year in celebrations in Scandinavia for centuries. Use bright flowers and delicate birch branches to weave a wreath of your own!
We welcome everyone to this event so bring your the whole family and enjoy some Midsummer crafts, free face painting and games abound! Our crafts are for all ages!
We have lawn games for everyone including potato sack races, Dala Horse Croquet and Nordic Jenga. This year we are also partnering with the Portland Kubb Club to featurethe classic Scandinavian game, where you knock down your opponents wooden King before they get to yours in a game of oversized “Viking chess!”
When the sun is high in the sky, grab a dancing partner big or small and join us in a celebratory dance around the Midsummer Pole
Wander around the grounds and explore the booths with Nordic vendors from all over the Pacific Northwest! Shop everything from traditional swords and weaponry to honey mead and locally-made artisan crafts, from vintage finds to contemporary designs!
Make sure to say hello to the Timberhaven Vikings, the Portland-area chapter of the Vikings of North America a living history and reenactment group.