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Viking Fest 2012
Viking Fest is Proudly held by the Communities of Poulsbo & Kitsap County to celebrate the spirit of our Scandinavian Founders. Come Join us for a great Family Event!

Velkommen!

(and our 5th update of 2012 – things are really cooking now!)
We are glad to have you here!
As promised, our Newest event: the Viking Fest Paddle Board Race!
Thanks for visiting, and we’ll see you May 18, 19 & 20
for another great Community celebration.

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44th ANNUAL VIKING FEST
May 18 – 20, 2012
Muriel Iverson Williams (MIW) Waterfront Park, Anderson Parkway, & King Olav
Parking Lot in Downtown Poulsbo
Friday May 18th
Noon to 10:00 p.m. ▪ Food/Craft Booths open on Anderson Parkway
 Viking Village open in MIW Waterfront Park
3:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. ▪ Carnival opens at King Olav Parking Lot until 10 p.m.
4:00 p.m.-4:30 p.m. Opening Ceremony – Kvelstad Pavilion in MIW Waterfront Park
 Color Guard – Civil Air Patrol Color Guard
 Norwegian National Anthems – sung by the Poulsbo Sons of Norway Men’s
Chorus & American National Anthem sung by Miss West Sound
 Welcome by Mayor Becky Erickson
 Introduction and Welcome by Kim Nesselquist, Honorary Norwegian
Consul
 Welcome by Anthony Smallbeck, Vice President of the Poulsbo Sons of Norway
 Introduction of 2012 Miss Viking Fest & Court, Little Miss Viking Fest,
Miss Teen Washington, Miss West Sound, Miss Poulsbo, SON Lodge
Court
 Norwegian Songs – sung by the Sons of Norway Men’s Chorus
Entertainment at Kvelstad Pavilion sponsored by Valley Nursery
3:00 p.m. – 3:45 p.m. Dance Within Troupe
4:30 p.m. Kingston High School Chorale
5:00 p.m. Poulsbo Sons of Norway Leikarringen Dancers
Kindergarten through 4th Grade
5:30 p.m. Poulsbo Sons of Norway Leikarringen Dancers
5th through 12th Grades
6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Ku-Umba Breidablik Marimba Group
7:00 p.m. to 7:45 p.m. North Kitsap High School Band and Jazz Band
8:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. Country Music by MissyG Band
Saturday May 19th
7:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. 40th Annual Poulsbo Noon Lions’ Pancake Breakfast
Held at NK High School. All funds benefit the Lions’ NK High School
Scholarship Fund
7:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. 35th Annual Viking Fest Road Race
Sponsored by Poulsbo’s Parks and Recreation Dept.
7:30 to 8:45 a.m. Check in at Lions Park
9:00 a.m. Start of 5-Mile Run
9:05 a.m. Start of 1-Mile Run
10:15 a.m. Start of Kid’s Dash on Front Street
11:00 a.m. Road Race Awards at Parade Reviewing Stand
10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. Viking Village open in MIW Waterfront Park
10:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. ▪ Food/Craft Booths open on Anderson Parkway
 Carnival open at King Olav Parking Lot until 10 p.m.
 Entertainment at Kvelstad Pavilion in MIW Waterfront Park
11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Sons of Norway Lodge #44 Poulsbo
Scandinavian Luncheon, Upstairs at the SONs: Open-faced Sandwiches,
Pea Soup, and Baked Goods. Members will also be making lefse and
krumkake during the luncheon.
11:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Poulsbo Sons of Norway Lodge Membership Drive Beer Garden
5:00 to 7:00 p.m. First Annual Viking Paddle (Paddleboard) Race, Liberty Bay
Entertainment at Kvelstad Pavilion sponsored by Valley Nursery
10:00 a.m. Country Cloggers
10:30 a.m. to 11: 15 a.m. Poulsbo Sons of Norway Sammendra Adult Folk Dancers
11:15 a.m. to 12:15 a.m. InMotion All forms of dance, child to adult.
12:30 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. Kitsap Kickers Line Dancers
1:00 p.m. Leikarringen Dancers of Leif Erickson Lodge #1, Ballard
2:00 p.m. 43rd Annual Parade – Downtown Poulsbo, sponsored by CENTRAL MARKET
4:30 p.m. Boot Scootin’ Grannies
5:15 p.m. to 7:15 p.m. Music by “Me & The Boys”
7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Music by “JBL” – Local Cover Band
Sunday May 20th
7:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. 40th Annual Poulsbo Noon Lions’ Pancake Breakfast
Held at NK High School. All funds benefit the Lions’ NK
High School Scholarship Fund
10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. ▪ Food/Craft Booths open on Anderson Parkway
 Carnival open at King Olav Parking Lot until 5:30 p.m.
 Entertainment at Kvelstad Pavilion in MIW Waterfront Park
 Viking Village open in MIW Waterfront Park
11:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Kupcake Krigen (Cupcake War) in MIW Waterfront Park
12:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Sons of Norway Lodge #44 Poulsbo Video Presentations (Open to the Public,
Free Admission, Upstairs at the SONs.):
12:00-12:30 Finding Thea (Thea was the inspiration for Tugboat Annie)
12:30-1:00 The Birkebeiners (Rescue of the infant King of Norway)
1:00-3:00 The Viking (Travel the globe with the Vikings)
3:00-4:00 Arctic Passage (Roald Amundsen’s search for the NW Passage)
Entertainment at Kvelstad Pavilion sponsored by Valley Nursery
10:00 a.m. Poulsbo Elementary School Marimba Group
10:30 a.m. 11:15 a.m. Scoil Rince Slieveloughane (Hillside Lake Irish Dancers)
11:30 a.m. to Noon Samara Dancers
Noon to 1:45 p.m. PLANTED Band
2:00 p.m. Poulsbo Middle School Cheer Squad
2:30 p.m. Annual Lutefisk Eating Contest
 Sign up at Information Booth before Noon on Sunday
 $10.00 entry fee, limited to 12 contestants, 18 years and over.
Sponsored by NEW DAY FISHERIES, Port Townsend, and PENINSULA
CREDIT UNION, Poulsbo
3:15 p.m. Oyster Eating Contest – sign up at THE LOFT RESTAURANT
Sponsored by THE LOFT RESTAURANT, Poulsbo
4:00 p.m. Booths and Entertainment Close
6:00 p.m. Carnival Closes
Parking: Places to park in downtown Poulsbo are limited. Those vehicles with Disability
placards can park at the Edward Jones Investment Offices, 19032 Jensen Wy NE or across the
street in front of the old city hall. On Saturday and Sunday, all other attendees may park at all
three North Kitsap Poulsbo School Campuses and ride the shuttle bus to downtown ($2.00
roundtrip charge for those 5 yrs of age and over). You may park at the Gateway Fellowship
Church or First Lutheran Church lots (18 & 19 April only) for a suggested $5.00 donation.

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