The Viking Festival at Egge

Welcome to The Viking Festival at Egge 7.-9. July 2017!

The town of Steinkjer has a rich history, a history every inhabitant is proud of. Steinkjer had a powerful position during the Viking age and was the residence of several chieftains.

The saga tells us about the Vikings who lived at the Egge farm – where the festival takes place. The chieftains Olve and Kalv Arneson lived here. Olve was killed by King Olav Haraldson, later St. Olav, at Mære. Kalv was one of Olav’s men, and was offered the farm Egge and Olves wife Sigrid. Kalv moved to Egge and married Sigrid, and in 1030 Kalv had turned against King Olav in the battle at Stiklestad where King Olav was killed.

The Viking Festival at Egge is a major event for anyone with interest in the Viking age. The festival has special attractions for children; a viking playground with all kinds of viking activities, competitions and plays. The scary and funny viking Silkeskjegg appears every day in a children’s theatre performance. The adult visitors can also enjoy a variety of happenings; the Viking Market offers all sorts of arts and crafts from all over Europe. Finally, there are exhibitions and historic lectures for you to attend, you can become aquainted with the viking cuisine and viking mead, watch etc. The festival is arranged every second year.

We are looking for competent craftspeople, market participants, jugglers, musicians, and warriors!

The Viking Festival at Egge is a three-day festival for the family, held at the historic Viking chieftain’s residence at Egge Farm in Steinkjer, North Trøndelag.  The Festival is held every two years, and Egge Museum is responsible for the arrangements, 2017 marks the 11th time the festival will have been held.  We have strong professional content with a market, entertainment, a family theatre lectures and exhibitions.

The Viking Festival at Egge emphasises historical accuracy, staging, rich communication skills, fun and enjoyment, good communication and involvement with the audience.  The guests at the Viking Festival will get to see and try, smell and taste.  We will journey back in time!

Are you interested in participating?  We would like to make arrangements with you as early as possible, so come right along!

Please send us a presentation of what you/your group/your team has to offer.

Please contact: Maiken Lien Jorgensen, mob.  915 69 545, Maiken@snk.no