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Forthcoming Events

Important: Due to the situation with COVID-19 most events by The Vikings are likely to be cancelled this year.

This list contains only events that were officially announced before the lockdown. Many others including a number of major events were planned but never announced.

There won't be any events while the advice against large gatherings is in force: Once it is lifted we hope to get back to doing shows as quickly as possible, but there will inevitably be some events after that date that can't go ahead as there may not be time to complete preparations.

This is a list of confirmed society events (excluding school visits), where you can see battle re-enactments and demonstrations of dark age crafts and everyday life. We're still waiting for confirmation and details for many events including this year's major shows. (Events are organised by our parent society The Vikings and it's member groups.)

Sat 4 Jul 2020

Priory Park, Bodmin

Bodmin, Cornwall


Be transported back to 9th Century Cornwall and witness Vicious Vikings, Sneaky Saxons and Clever Cornishmen clashing in exciting combat!

Come see the living history encampment and discover what life was like in the thriving trading town of Bosvenegh (Bodmin) at the heart of an independent Kernow.

Sat 11 Jul 2020

Kirkstall Abbey



Kirkstall Festival takes place in the picturesque grounds of the 12th Century Kirkstall Abbey and is free to enter. The Festival is probably the largest community festival in Leeds run entirely by volunteers. It attracts around 25,000 people.

Throughout the day The Vikings will be showing you how to live, eat, craft and fight like our Viking ancestors! There will be plenty of opportunity to get up close and personal with the warriors and people from all walks of life; with exciting demonstrations of crafts, court, weapons of war and a battle between two mighty armies.

There are also lots of other things to see at the festival apart from the vikings. More information about the multitude of attractions can be found at

Sat 1 Aug 2020


Argyll, Scotland

Viking and Pictish camp and skirmishes as part of the Lochgilhead Pictish and Celtic festival.

Sat 10 - Sun 11 Oct 2020

Battle of Hastings

Battle Abbey, Battle, West Sussex

Major Event

Re-live the atmosphere and tension, as warriors clash in the re-enactment of the Battle of Hastings. Witness the action on the date that changed history and immerse yourself in early medieval life. An action packed and entertaining event for all the family.


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