Grand Opening

What is this?
We are Asfolk, a Viking martial arts school located in Eagan, MN. We are having a tiny Viking festival to celebrate our grand opening.

This is NOT a renaissance festival. Asfolk is driven by historical research and strives to always be as accurate as possible. The demonstrations you will see and the workshops you can participate in use accurate reproductions of Viking Age tools and period correct materials. The crafting processes and combat techniques you will see, and if you wish… participate in, are based on decades of research.

This is NOT a big festival. There will be 3 event areas within the longhouse and 4 outside. But we’ve packed in a lot of stuff!

This IS going to be an amazing, fun and informative event!

Want to come in costume / kit? We are very particular about costumes / Viking kits at Asfolk. Please do not wear fantasy outfits, other period costumes or Viking kits that do not meet our requirements. If you do, you will be asked to change your clothes or leave. Although less strict than some living history museums, we do have a number of requirements. See our F.A.Q. below for details.

Easter Weekend, April 15 & April 16
Special Guests


Easter Weekend, April 15 & April 16
Special & Paid Events


Some of these events require the purchase of a ticket and space is limited. Get your tickets soon to guarantee your spot. To learn more about a specific event click on "more info & tickets" underneath the event name.

Show Saturday, April 15 Events

Saturday, April 15 Events

Forge a Viking Age Seax (knife)
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12:30pm
Viking Combat Workshop,
lead by Dr Short

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02:00pm
Forge a Viking Age Seax (knife)
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04:00pm
More events to be listed soon...

Show Sunday, April 16 Events

Sunday, April 16 Events

Egg Hunt, Ages 5-12
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10:00am
Forge a Viking Age Seax (knife)
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12:30pm
Viking Combat Workshop,
lead by Dr Short

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02:00pm
Aristotle Furnace Workshop
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04:00pm
Aristotle Furnace Workshop
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04:45pm
Aristotle Furnace Workshop
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05:30pm
More events to be listed soon...

Tickets


Your "ticket" will be a pewter pendant which is yours to keep. There are multiple things to do for free at our grand opening. However, tickets are required for people of ages 13+ to access the longhouse.

Read more & display link to purchase tickets...

The longhouse is where the martial arts demos, special guests and real Viking Age artifacts will be. There will also be misc things in here from time-to-time: axe throwing, stories, etc.

Your "ticket" will be a pewter pendant which is yours to keep. Above is an example of what it might look like, although it WILL look different. It will be a unique design and will never be sold again. These pendants are meant to be limited editions to commemorate our grand opening.

Tickets are $5. Tickets are valid for all 4 days of the event. To purchase tickets online click here: PURCHASE TICKETS.

CHILDREN 12 & Under: Children 12 & under may enter the longhouse free of charge but they MUST be with an adult at all times. There are priceless Viking Age artifacts and deadly weapons located in the longhouse. It is critical that you keep an eye on your children

Every Day, All Day Activities


Weekend of April 22 & April 23


Special Guests for this weekend

Weekend of April 22 & April 23
Special & Paid Events


Some of these events require the purchase of a ticket and space is limited. Get your tickets soon to guarantee your spot. To learn more about a specific event click on "more info & tickets" underneath the event name.

Show Saturday, April 22 Events

Saturday, April 22 Events

Viking Combat w/ Roland, multi-day
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02:00pm
More events to be listed soon...

Show Sunday, April 23 Events

Sunday, April 23 Events

More events to be listed soon...

FAQ