Scandinavian & Viking Festival
A celebration of the 140th anniversary of the arrival of Jacob Ellmoos from the little Danish village of Ensted,near Hostrup, Aabenraa, the first European settlers of our beautiful area of the Shoalhaven and will showcase local businesses, viking village and camp with tents and fire pit, cooking displays,viking games, armoured combat, knattleikr (kind of like medieval football), wrestling, crafts, rides for the kids, Scandinavian food, live music & entertainment and much more..At age of 15 Jacob became a seaman and in 1878 he left his ship in Port Adelaide and walked over 1,000 miles to the South Head Signal Station, Watsons Bay, in Sydney, then a fishing village. Acquiring a boat he sailed south, fishing the coastal waters making his base at Cape St George lighthouse at Jervis Bay. On a fishing trip in November 1880, he crossed the bar at the entrance of Sussex Inlet finding rich fishing grounds and un-spoilt beauty and was granted a selection of 1200 acres of land on the northern bank of the inlet. The Viking Festival Sussex Inlet is a celebration of their Scandinavian heritage and our beautiful location on the South Coast of New South Wales Australia. Due to current advice on public gatherings, please contact the host of this event to confirm it is proceeding as planned.