Vikings Come Home XXIX

September, 9-12, 2021
Whiting Park
5820 Lake Shore Road
Boyne City, MI 49712

We're Back!!!

We are thrilled to announce that
Vikings Come Home
will be held this year!!

Time to go aViking!!


Vikings Come Home XXIX
September, 9-12, 2021

The Barony of Donnershafen Welcomes You!!


  • Site Gate is Open at Thursday 4-8pm, Friday 10am - 8pm, and Saturday 8am-noon. 

  • Site activities begin Friday evening.

  • Site is available for unofficial camping Thursday though you may be recruited to help with set up on Friday.

*Event Disclaimer:

This is a camping event in Northern Michigan in the Fall.

It may be warm with beautiful color, or freezing rain and snow. Please come prepared. Show off your best Winter wear!! The main hall, small cabin, the Kitchen, and bathrooms are heated.  There will be a large fire to compensate.


Event Steward: Baroness Maebh

Deputy Autocrat: TBD


Email any Questions to the Event Stewards listed above at eventsteward


Scheduled Activities:

  • Heavy Weapons ( Our infamous Viking village raid melee complete with farm animals!)

  • Torchlight Tourney

  • Archery

  • Thrown Weapons

  • Kubb Tournament

  • Classes

  • A&S Craftsman Fair & bean count

  • Youth Activities

  • Bardic Fire

  • The Mighty Woolly Spammoth Hunt



If you are a merchant and would like to set up a booth, please contact our Merchant Coordinator, Isobella Gray of Donnershafen 

No extra fee to merchant you wares but limited space is available. 








Feast and Other Culinary Events:


Please note that at this time, events in the Midrealm are not allowed to have “communal food” which means we will not be having our breakfast and lunch taverns, or our feast.  All participants should plan on providing lunch / snacks / beverages for themselves, and are not allowed to share that food outside of their “small household”.

In lieu of our traditional feast, this year we encourage you to...

Bring Your Feast with You!! 

At the time of planning, communal food is prohibited at Midrealm events, so we ask you to bring out your best table settings and set up your best Feast table!! 

Picnic tables can be arranged for those unable to supply their own tables. Decorate your table with your best splendor!! Judges will view tables after court and choose a winner to be announced during Saturday night's bardic fire!

In addition, to really spice things up, bring your subtleties to your table!! What's a subtlety? It is food prepared to look like something else; roses made out of vegetables, bake bread to look like a castle or a viking ship cookie!! Let your imagination flow! Judges will view these the same time they are viewing the feast tables. Prizes will be awarded!!


Everyone must be clear of the site by noon on Sunday

The site is "Wet" and a valid ID must be shown at Gate.


The Legal Stuff:

  • Quiet and well behaved dogs are Welcome (on a leash)! Please do not leave them unattended.

  • Please do not dig fire pits. Braziers may be used but there is always a community Viking Bardic Fire which we hope will be bigger and better as it has improved every year!

  • As with all SCA Events, everyone must make an attempt at Garb.

  • Please be reminded, all scheduled activities must be approved by the Event Steward.



* We cannot guarantee that children will not be exposed to drunk Vikings who like to sing. If you truly wish to be removed from the main Bardic Area, please notify us and we'll make every effort to locate you to a more quiet area of the site. 

Festive Dinner

Anyone who registers through the E-Pay system, be aware! Refunds will be sent via a paper check after the close of the event.


*Registration for this event is now available on the Kingdom

Pre-reg site.*

Pre-reg deadline is Midnight, Sept. 8, 2021

Site Fees:

($5 Member Discount will be applied at registration)

  • Adult - $35 (members $30)

  • Child (5-15) - $5  (Members- Free

  • Children Under 5 - Free


Camping: (rustic, no electric, Upper-level) $5/tent for the entire weekend

Modern trailers/campers will not be able to camp in the upper-level, but can camp in the park's campground across the street, at park fees**

**If you want electric hookups, you'll need to camp in the lower level campground area. Additional fees will apply. Please reserve your camping space with Whiting Park directly.  (231) 582-7040


**Pre-Registration is required!!**

  • Online registration closes at 6pm on Wednesday, Sept. 8,  2021

  • Cancellations can be made up to Sept. 1st without any fees and with full refund.

  • To register:

    • Go to SCARS ( gList)

    • Be sure to change the Kingdom drop-down to MIDDLE to find the event!

    • Click on the Event Details button to the right of the event name

    • Click on the Register button to proceed – you will be required to log into the website before proceeding

    • Fill out all required information for yourself and each member in your family (if applicable) and click on the Register your Group button

    • Provide any additional information as requested on the screen, and click on Add to Cart. You will then be asked to put in your payment information.

    • Click on the Submit Payment and Complete Registration button to complete your registration

** Please note: Although the SCA complies with all applicable laws to try to ensure the health and safety of our event participants, we cannot eliminate the risk of exposure to infectious diseases during in – person events. By participating in the events of the SCA, you acknowledge and except the potential risks. You agree to take any additional steps to protect your own health and safety and those under your control as you believe to be necessary.


This event is limited to 125 attendees!! 
Reserve your spot now!!

This Northern Michigan Get-Away offers the following to enhance your "Up-North" Experience:

  • Lake with sandy beaches

  • Woods camping & separate family campground and camping with electric hookups available (rent a campsite across the road in the Whiting Park campground area in lieu of our camping area)

  • Boat launch

  • Playground

  • Pavilions

  • Modern toilet facilities; shower available for a nominal fee

  • Miles of beautiful shoreline views and hiking trails



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