The Norwegian Fish Club Odin Walk MS Team Wins Awards from the NMSS

The Norwegian Fish Club Odin Walk MS Team Wins Awards from the NMSS

The Norwegian Fish Club Odin Walk MS Team Wins Awards from the NMSS. Team Captain thanks Daughters of Norway

On July 20, 2017, the National MS Society held a luncheon to honor the top teams from San Diego County.  Paula Montagna, James Nelson-Lucas along with team captain Judy Lucas were invited to accept the awards for the Norwegian Fish Club Odin Walk MS Team

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Special Hotel Room Rates for 15th Annual Vista Viking Festival

Special Hotel Room  Rates for 15th Annual Vista Viking Festival

Vista Viking Festival Hotel Accomidations. The Vista Viking Festival draws visitors from Near and Far. A long day of Viking food, fun, and festivities. may leave out of town guests looking for a place to bed down for the night. Our friends at Marriott have just the place to rest your weary head.

The TownePlace Suites by Marriott San Diego Vista/Carlsbad is offering a special rate your stay. Your rate includes a complimentary daily continental breakfast. We also offer happy hour Monday thru Thursday in the evening with complimentary wine, Booze Brothers beer, and freshly baked cookies. We are conveniently located within walking distance to a variety of restaurants.

Due to high occupancy levels and existing check out times, we cannot guarantee early check in.

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RV Camping Near By

We know we shall have out of town travelers. They have been asking where they might find RV camping nearby. There are many places to choose from. These are our favorites.


Our #1 is Guajome Regional Park. Located directly HWY 76

3000 Guajome Lake Rd, Oceanside, CA 92057/ (760) 724-4489,  

Home to a lake, pond & marshland, Our territories and theirs are part of a contiguous watershed. Which feeds the San Luis Rey River. They also have playgrounds, hiking trails. The historic Rancho Guajome Adobe itself was immortalized in the play, Ramona.The campground is just less than ten minutes drive to the festival grounds, However, we highly recommend parking at Vista High School. Which is a quick and easy drive from the park. This is a very popular spot. So book soon!


#2 Oceanside Harbor & Beaches is off of  HWY 76 and I-5.At the terminus of 76 and the San Luis Rey River

1540 Harbor Dr, Oceanside, CA 92050, (760) 435-4000

The lot itself is in the heart of the Harbor, Shopping village, restaurants. Boat tours, fishing, and watercraft rentals. Beaches with fire pits and Sea Lions! Although the lot is essentially just a parking lot. The location makes this spot very popular.


#3, RV Resort Pala Casino is about 20 minutes East of Guajome, on HWY 76.

11042 CA-76, Pala, CA 92084, (844) 472-5278

What can I say, It;s a lovely resort and casino. The drive along the river is scenic'. The resort sits on the water's edge of the San Luis Rey. It has all the usual immensities such resorts have to offer, out in the countryside. I consider their buffet is the best in the county. Has lots more spaces, so probably won't fill up.

California's Premiere Viking Festival Celebrates 15 Years

California's Premiere Viking Festival Celebrates 15 Years

Norway Hall Foundation Hosts the 15th Annual Vista Viking Festival


Vista, Ca.The Vista Viking Festival, will take place at Norway Hall on September 23 & 24, 2017. Visitors can mingle with Vikings and the Norse Gods at the Living History Viking Village, Marketplace, and Festival. Featuring live entertainment with Highland Way, The Dread Crew of Oddwood, The Fire, Vana Mazi, Damekor, and the Bawdy Juggler.

Norway Hall, and the Sons of Norway Norge Lodge are proud to once again to present California's Premiere Viking Festival. Opening our gates to the public for the fifteenth year, for our annual Vista Viking Festival.

Vista Viking Festival will transport visitors back 1000 years in time.

Visit living, early Viking Encampments featured throughout our grounds. Reenactment guilds such as Drafin, Guardians of Midgaard, Raiders from the North, Red Hand, Vesterfolk, and Wolves of Odin, bring our Viking Village to life with authentic daily activities. Blacksmithing, fabric arts, fine metalworking, and fresh baked bread from our Viking oven.

The Viking Marketplace will be filled with merchants offering Viking wares, and treasures brought back from across the seas -- swords, knives, helms, shields, drinking horns, jewelry, and more. Get yourself outfitted to cosplay Viking. Or just take home a treasure or two to remember the day. Marketplace, food vendors have sausages, Swedish meatballs, Norwegian cookies, and exotic foods featuring Fresh Lefsa and Krumkake.

Exciting Viking Battles will be fought on our list field. Brave Viking Warriors travel from abroad to compete on our battlefield. Gather around and cheer on your favorite champions as they meet in one on one combat and wild group melees. Boasting four Archery Lanes, two Axe Throwing Lanes, and one Spear Lane, our range is the premier Viking Weapons Range on the West Coast! Our expert instructors have decades of experience and will train you in skills that last a lifetime.

We have two stages of live music and entertainment that will take you back to the time of the Vikings. Featuring some of the areas best Celtic Folk & Rock groups. Featuring Highland Way, The Fire, VanaMazi, the Dread Crew of Oddwood, and Scandinavian folk dancing by, SoCal Damekor. For comic relief, The Bawdy Juggler will amaze and embarrass the crowd at the Loki Stage.

Be part of the show and make Viking Festival history by participating in one of our signature competitions! To test the strength. The Viking Log Toss. Further hone your Viking skills for the Battle Cry, Horn Blowing, and Beard contests. Be sure to catch the World Famous Fish Fling competition. On Saturday, stay after sunset for the spectacular Flaming Axe Throw.

At Norway Hall, our Heritage Hall, learn Scandinavian history, genealogy, culture., cooking and craft demonstrations. Shop for handicrafts and souvenirs.

For the thirsty, Two Beer Gardens! Featuring some of San Diego's best micro-brews, and fine Viking Meads, some crafted especially for the Viking Festival. Attend our popular 'Meet the Brewmasters' event.

KidZone for the little Vikings. The wee ones can paint their own shields and swords. There will be crafts, music lessons, ,face painting, a bouncy castle, games, and the learning-fun Rune Quest game.

Located at 2006 East Vista Way. Vista, CA. 92084. Ticket prices are $10 for Adults. Children 6-12 $3, 5 and under Free. Parking lots $5. Ample offsite parking , with free shuttle at Vista High School, One Panther Way. Hours 10-8 Saturday the 23, 10-6 Sunday the 24th.

We had a blast and met many new friends. All the people there are very friendly and helpful. All the children had a great time especially making the shield and sword. We will be coming back next year - Yazmin Hdz 

So much fun!!! I and a crew of 6 traveled from Las Vegas. Well worth the drive. Good food, good drink, and great attendees. Odin is incredible and made us all feel right at home. I will return next year. - Edwin Chipper Rainy

This is by far the most awesome festival I have been to! - Theresa Kennedy, Red River Entertainment

The producers of the festival share a commitment to preserve and promote Norwegian, and Norwegian-American cultural and heritage. To conserve and celebrate our Norse history and heritage with living history and cultural activities. To support and contribute to our community. To bring a truly unique cultural and entertainment festival experience to Vista, California.

Sons Of Norway - Norge Lodge #6-060, Norwegian Fish Club Odin, Norway Hall Foundation, a Nonprofit California Corporation 501 (C) (3) and Daughters of Norway - Hulda Garborg Lodge #49



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