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Vikings to invade Ballard this weekend for Viking Days

Posted by Meghan Walker on August 13th, 2012

Take the opportunity to find your inner viking this weekend at the 29th Annual Viking Days. On Saturday and Sunday (August 18 – 19) at the Nordic Heritage Museum there will be food, crafts, Nordic entertainment and Vikings galore.

Photo courtesy Nordic Heritage Museum

Each day will kick off with a Swedish Pancake Breakfast from 9 a.m. to noon, and throughout the festival there will be delicacies from five Nordic countries, including Swedish meatballs, Norwegian lefse, Danish aebleskiver, and a variety of Finnish and Icelandic fare, according to Erin Schadt from the Nordic Heritage Museum.

There will also be an outdoor Valhalla Beer Garden, complete with grilled sausages and craft beer from Odin Brewing Company. Schadt writes that on Saturday night, the beer garden will stay open late for a beer tasting and cook out. Inside the museum, there will be a salmon dinner accompanied by live music. The salmon dinner is by reservation only; call 206.789.5707 ext. 10 or email rsvp@nordicmuseum.org. Tickets are $10 for children, $13 for members, and $16 for non-members.

The Viking Encampment is always a crowd pleaser, where event goers can see what a day in the life of a Viking was really like. There will be craft demonstrations by local artists, showcasing their weaving, knitting and wood carving.

The event is free and open to all ages. For more information, click here.

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