Experience the Michigan Nordic Fire Festival
Located in Charlotte Michigan, you can visit the Michigan Nordic Fire Festival the last weekend of February (Friday to Sunday). It makes sense to have a little fire, during the cold, sometimes snowy winter in Michigan.
There is a fee to attend and you can purchase tickets in advanced. If you want to go into Mead Hall, there is an additional fee. Kids 9 and under appear to not need tickets.
Where Do you Park?
The event has moved and takes place at the Eaton County Fair Grounds (1025 Cochran Ave, Charlotte, Michigan). There is a large parking lot
What Can You Do At The Fire Festival??
Similar to the Michigan Renaissance Festival, participants are encouraged to dress in their Viking gear (there is a costume contest on Friday and Saturday), so don’t be surprised if you see Vikings of all sorts walking among you at the festival. It reminds me of when you attend the Michigan Renaissance festival with many dressed for the occasion.
You will make sure you attend on Friday Night for the ship burning. There is a marketplace where you can stroll through. Saturday is the day that has the most activities, including an demonstrations, a beard competition, reenactments, archery and axe throwing. The list is much longer on things you can do. Some events are free and some are not.
Period food is served with mead, beer and cider. You can also listen to period appropriate music at the festival.
Plan to dress warm with warm boots as February weather is typically cold. in Michigan. This event is held outside, not in a building.