Viking Festival

Recently we have been reading some books about the history of the Vikings to the kids, in preparation for this festival. It was absolutely fantastic! Lots of stalls selling hand-made crafts and foods, lots of crafts to take part in, and best of all a chance to watch some viking games -which were absolutely hilarious!!!

The festival was in Stallarholmen , and although many of the craft sellers were people from all over Europe, most people come from this town, and it has become an annual tradition to put on, and take part in this festival.

Perhaps we should move there?

Here are a few of the stalls..

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And a viking family I loved…

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And some musicians…

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And some of the kids crafts…

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Archeaology
Making coins
Making coins
Necklaces
Necklaces
Cleaning and washing wool
Cleaning and washing wool
Making bark boats
Making bark boats
Making dolls
Making dolls
Maya's doll
Maya’s doll
An inspirational doll!
An inspirational doll!

And here are some of the hilarious, and often painful (!) games we observed…

Can the man behind sneak up and grab the helmet without being knocked out by the blindfolded guy swinging the sack?
Can the man behind sneak up and grab the helmet without being knocked out by the blindfolded guy swinging the sack?
Last one to avoid touching the sword in the middle is the winner (while everyone else tries to push you onto the sword)
Last one to avoid touching the sword in the middle is the winner (while everyone else tries to push you onto the sword)
Leg wrestling
Leg wrestling
Can you drink the cup before your apponent (while the person you are standing on wiggles as much as possible?!)
Can you drink the cup before your apponent (while the person you are standing on wiggles as much as possible?!)
Who can be whacked out first? (While blindfolded and with one hand on the box)
Who can be whacked out first? (While blindfolded and with one hand on the box)
Can the man be pulled off the plank by having his ears pulled? (Don't forget there were a few men competing, so the ears would be pulled a few times...)
Can the man be pulled off the plank by having his ears pulled? (Don’t forget there were a few men competing, so the ears would be pulled a few times…)
Whoever can withstand the knife being dropped on your tensed arm muscle from a higher height - without drawing blood - is the winner!
Whoever can withstand the knife being dropped on your tensed arm muscle from a higher height – without drawing blood – is the winner!
Whomever can keep hold of the material the longest wins! Look at the face of the dark haired guy!!!
Whomever can keep hold of the material the longest wins! Look at the face of the dark haired guy!!!

Beats Twister  and Buckaroo any day!!!!

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