The winter snow lies upon the ground and the livestock are nestled deep in the barns hiding from the cold north winds.
Even as the season of Yule is here, preparations are beginning for the Return of the Sun!
This year we are encouraging all merchants/traders and craftsmen to attend the largest North American viking event! Join us in creating a viking market that would be worthy of the sagas! Come and buy/trade/sell wares and goods that are made and sourced by fellow reenactors.
Tell your friends, your artists and your inspiration about this opportunity.
For this, we are opening merchant/trader registration first; with attendee registration to follow later in the winter.
All merchants/traders must conform to the expectations of the event. All merchandise, booths, and attire must reflect pre-11th century Northern Europe.
As with all new attendees, new merchants must submit pictures of their wares and setup for juried review.
Please review the Event Information for basic information about our site and the event.
Attendee Registration will open by Feb. 1
Everyone is required to register to help us plan for amenities. This includes merchants and traders.
While we pride ourselves on hospitality, we cannot guarantee feast, camping space, or other services for those who do not register.
NOTE: This event requires all NEW attendees to send a photo of them in kit as part of the registration. YOU WILL NEED A GOOGLE ACCOUNT TO UPLOAD PHOTOS.
We will be doing our celebration and feast on Saturday evening! Dress in your finest fabrics with your fanciest bling! Period feast gear is required to participate (esp. drink containers)
Come prepared with a couple of things that you might want to say at feast. Too short and you'll have to go again, too long and the archers get you...
. Due to the primitive nature of the site, we cannot accommodate food allergies or special preparations. If you need special food, please bring it.
We have multiple battles planned for this event for both Eastern and Western styles.
Please review the authenticity and combat guidelines before participating.
Melees, one on one, and woods/running battles are all part of the mix.
Stay tuned for more details!
Ravensborg has a long history of fun shoots both on the archery field and for qualified fighters, on the combat field.
Past shoots include a wands, roving, and clouts.
We will also have an axe, spear and knife targets. Bring your toys!
There are no costs to attend this event, but donations are welcome to help cover expenses.
We hold an auction before feast that is the main source of funds used for site maintenance and improvement. Everyone is asked to consider bringing a quality reenactment item for addition to the auction. This allows us to keep these events free. Please be generous with donations and bids.