Once again, I’ll sip coffee in the ancient forests of Oklahoma with thousands of my closest friends and take in the sights and smells of all things Viking. October 14 and 15 this fall is the Heavener Runestone Viking Fest at the Heavener Runestone Park. I’ll be there. https://www.tripadvisor.com/Attraction_Review-g51403-d578637-Reviews-Heavener_Runestone_Park-Heavener_Oklahoma.html
Vendors and reenactors will be selling their wares and food trucks will have food. It is a chance to rekindle old friendships and enjoy the park.
If you’ve never been to the Heavener Runestone, you are missing an important landmark in Oklahoma. Weather you believe that Vikings settled in Oklahoma long before Columbus sailed or not, it is still a great time for everyone. There will be Celtic music and Birds of Prey shows at the ampetheater in a family friendly environment. Check out the reenactors and blacksmiths, jewelry makers and all the vendors that make up the festival.
The Heavener Runestone Park is owned by the City of Heavener and these events twice a year help to fund the park and preserve its landmark. The event has grown until you must park in town and buses transport you to the festival at the top of the hill. You can catch a bus back to your car anytime you want. They run all day.
While you’re there, stop by my tent and pick up a copy of Return to Glome’s Valley, the second in the Glome’s Valley series that will debut in the magical forests of Oklahoma this October at the fest. I’d love to see you and we can talk about Vikings, magic swords, dragons and draugrs. This young adult book is a sequel to Glome’s Valley and set in the same place as the festival.
Look around you and you might catch a glimpse of the magical creatures that inhabit the valley. I’m sure they see you. I’ll be there and I hope you will be too.