Vikings Come Home XXIX

September, 2021

Whiting Park

5820 Lake Shore Road

Boyne City, MI 49712

Vikings Come Home XXIX

September, 2021

The Barony of Donnershafen Welcomes You!!


  • Site Officially Opens at 12:00 noon on Friday and Closes at noon on Sunday.

  • 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: TBD

Deputy Autocrat: TBD


Email any Questions to the Event Stewards listed above at eventsteward


Scheduled Activities:

  • Heavy Weapons

  • Fencing

  • Archery

  • Thrown Weapons

  • Kubb Tournament

  • Classes

  • A&S Craftsman Fair

  • Chess Tournament

  • Various Youth Activities

  • Gaming Pavilion

  • Bardic Fire

  • The Mighty Woolly Spammoth Hunt

  • Soden Swan Tavern



If you are a merchant and would like to set up a booth, please contact our Merchant Coordinator, TBD


Feast and Other Culinary Events:

Breakfast Tavern: Free to those who camp Friday Night:

Lunch Tavern

A bag-lunch option will be available to be delivered to the list for fighters and archers

Feast: following Court at the whim of Their Excellencies



*Once again we are offering an all-inclusive package which includes:

  • Site Fee

  • 3 Nights of Camping

  • Breakfast Tavern Saturday Morning

  • Feast


Friday from 12 noon-10pm

Reopening Saturday from 8am-2pm

Everyone must be clear of the site by noon on Sunday

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


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 register with Troll and make an attempt at Garb.

  • We will have a Newcomer Point available this year, located near Troll. If you have questions or need assistance with garb, check here first!

  • 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. 


*Once again we are offering an all-inclusive package which includes:

  • Site Fee

  • 3 Nights of Camping

  • Breakfast Tavern Saturday Morning

  • Feast


Site Fees:

Camping: (rustic, no electric, Upper-level)

($5 Member Discount will be applied at Troll)

Adult - $35

Child (6-12) - $12.50

Children Under 5 - Free

$60 Family Cap

$10 Day Pass (this does not include Feast)

$20 Day Pass including Feast


If you want electric hookups, you'll need to camp in the lower level campground area. Additional fees will apply. Please register at the campground office and then troll.

Camper/RV with electric hookups

(lower lakeside level)

($5 Member Discount will be applied at Troll)

Additional campground fees:

$15 campground fee/site - no electric hookup or

$25 campground fee/site with electric hookup

**If you pre-reg, please reserve your camping space with Whiting Park directly.  (231) 582-7040


Please make check payable to:

SCA MI-Donnershafen

Mail to:

Barony of Donnershafen

3775 Doerr Rd.

Mancelona, MI 49659

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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Culinary Delites

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Lunch Tavern Menu