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Thursday, October 4 through Sunday, October 7, 2012.
Moran State Park,
Orcas Island, WA
The Althing is a gathering for the whole family in celebration of faith and culture of the Old Norse and Germanic people. This years event will be held at the majestic Moran State Park on beautiful Orcas Island. The facilities include a modern kitchen and meeting hall as well as group cabins in a private wooded setting.
Come explore the mysteries and magic of the runes and seidh, participate in rituals and rites honoring the Norse/Germanic gods, recount the stories and history of the Old Norse and Germanic people and meet new people as we celebrate Winterfinding with traditional harvest feasting and activities.
Enjoy traditional food, song and dance along with dramatic presentations of some favorite Scandinavian folktales and other activities for the young at heart. We don't have viking ships but if you want to canoe out at the lake you can enjoy your own voyage of discovery.
There are special activities for children and we encourage the whole family to attend.
Registration fees are $45 per person over sixteen years of age, includes bunk space, and meals or for a single day, $25 for Friday or Saturday. Please specify what day you are attending on the registration form and if you are planning on spending the night.
Please note that all minors must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian and they must be registered to attend.
There are a limited number of spaces available at the park and will be assigned on a first come/reservation basis with the exception of rooms reserved for people with medical or physical limitations. There are RV and tent camping facilities near the ELC, and many outstanding hotels, motels and bed and breakfasts near by on Orcas Island.
For more information about the park go to
NOTEFerry schedule Please arrive at least two hours early to be able to make your scheduled ferry. The lines last year were very long.
Vendors, Auction and Door Prizes
One of the highlights of the Althing is the auction on Saturday night.
Vendors and merchants are welcome. There is no extra charge for vending although a donation for the auction would be appreciated.
Registered vendors and those donating items for the annual auction or door prizes prior to the Althing will be featured on the webpage and event publicity and mailings.
Join in the Planning and Discussions!
Join Althing-L for on-going information and up to date announcements, discussions and questions concerning the event and activities.
Please let us know if you are interested in presenting a workshop, discussion or other activity at the Althing. We encourage the presentation and discussion of diverse viewpoints.
Moran State Park
3572 Olga Road
Maintain frið, or peaceful, appropriate behavior
No firearms, fireworks or weapons
No illegal substances of any kind.
Observe all federal, state and local laws, statutes and regulations. If in doubt, ask.
No pets in any buildings due to health issues.
Wildlife, plants and all park buildings, signs and tables and other structures are protected;
removal or damage of any kind is prohibited.
Feeding of wildlife is prohibited.
No fires or open flame except in authorized containers.
Do not gather driftwood from the beaches
Please note: The event will be held under a strict declaration of Frið (Peace).
~~Illegal activity or substances of any kind will not be tolerated.