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Cosplaying and Crafting, A Celebration of Viking Life at the Michigan Nordic Fire Festival

March 23, 2020

On Feb. 29, a group of students from Olivet were able to experience the fun of the Michigan Nordic Fire Festival. According to the website, the Viking-themed festival was created to celebrate “winter, fire, family and fun”.


The Nordic Fire Festival was held Feb. 28 to Mar. 1, with Sunday being free from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tickets at the door cost $10. The festival was located in Lincoln Park of Charlotte Michigan.


Attendants were able to participate in ax throwing, sword fighting and watch live reenactments of the Viking era. There were vendors at the festival who sold items such as armor and weapons, furs, and drinking horns that Vikings would have owned. Vendors also sold food that people during that time would eat such as meat pies and turkey legs. Music and singing, pipe playing and fire shows were performed.