Largs Viking Festival 31 August 2013

The 2013 Festival will run from 31 August to 8 September The Festival takes place every year and draws crowds from near and far to celebrate the Viking heritage in Largs, notably the Battle of Largs of 1263 which was the scene of the last Viking invasion in the UK. There are two villages planned this year which can be found on the Promenade. The Viking Village with King Hakon will be populated by Glasgow Vikings and the Scots Village with King Alexander by the Swords of Dalriada. These re-enactment groups live the Viking or Scots life in the villages throughout the Festival where visitors will be enthralled and entertained learning about how they lived, their clothes, weapons, jewellery and food. Visits by school groups are most welcome. The entry fee of £5 for adults and £2 for children/concessions with under 5s free will cover entry to both villages. There are events for all the family throughout the week starting with the opening day parade, opening ceremony and various Viking activities. Aerobatic displays are planned on the two Saturdays and entertainment throughout the weekend afternoons with children’s events, including storytelling and workshops. Continental and Farmers’ Markets with a Craft Fayre will provide a different shopping experience throughout the Festival and who can’t fail to be intrigued by the owls of Owl Magic and the reptiles of Kirsty’s Critters. Website