Our organization is looking for local businesses to sponsor our event in your area.
Sponsors will receive...
• Their business name or logo on all promotional items including website, flyers, and pre- ordered T shirts
• A sponsor banner at one of the booths run by Norse by Northwest
• A free 10x10 vendor space at the festival
What we are asking from sponsors...
A sponsor donation of $125 or a donation of the following supplies
• 15-20 Hay Bales
• 1000 feet of natural colored rope-2-3 rolls
• Food, water bottles or other goodies for our volunteers
• Large water barrels to post around the festival for fire safety
• 6-10 Trash Receptacles 30-55 gal. with lids and trash bags
• Paper printing services
• Volunteers to help with security, running, parking and other tasks
VOLUNTEER AND VENDOR SCHEDULE & RULES:
September 14th, 2018:
3:00 pm: Setup begins. Feel free to come earlier if needed/desired but please let us know so we can get you a final map and help you locate your site.
Norse by Northwest will be onsite and available all day with questions or concerns. Maps will be distributed for all tent/display/arena sites previous to the event via email or chat. Maps will also be available at the NBNW booth.
September 15th and 16th 2018
9:00 am: Event opens
10:00 am - 5 pm: Event runs -
11:00, 1:00, and 3:00 pm: Wilhelm FarTraveler provides interactive shield wall demonstrations.
All day events spear, knife and ax throwing, archery, face painting, henna, chain mail, weaving and spinning demonstrations
5:00 Saturday and 4:00 Sunday Event closes
Sunday 4-6pm teardown of your site, trash cleanup, and making sure that the park is left in as good condition as when we got there. This is required for all vendors, demonstrators, and volunteers
Where to locate Fire extinguishers:
Fire extinguishers will be located at ALL of the tents.. Also, each forge display will have one extinguisher present. Anyone demonstrating or vending hot food needs to bring a certified fire extinguisher with their display. It is also preferred that a bucket of water be on hand next to forges as well.
There will be two 15 gallon non-potable water barrels in the village to use for this purpose and for cleaning, etc.
NO CORSET TOPS PLEASE
This event strives to be historically accurate. Please attempt to dress as historically accurate as possible. Concessions will be made for footwear if necessary. Food vendors and live steel fighters are excluded for safety purposes.
Rules of the Camp:
Quiet hours are from 11 PM to 6:30 AM
Please be sure if you were entering or leaving the camp or hanging out during these hours that you were doing it at a reasonably quiet level so that those around you can sleep. There are houses around the park so we need to be respectful of people in the community as well so we can be invited back!
Smoking and vaping is not allowed in city or county parks. Please do not smoke on the grounds.
Safety is our first concern. If you see something unsafe, please report to Shauna immediately at the NBNW tent.
Disputes should be dealt with civilly. If you do not feel you can handle a dispute yourself, please see NBNW for mediation. FIGHTING OUTSIDE OF THE SWORD FIGHTING ARENAS WILL NOT BE TOLERATED!
Disrespect will not be tolerated. Everyone should be treated equally regardless of background and experience. Mentoring is encouraged if done respectfully!
Underage drinking will not be tolerated! Alcohol is not allowed on park premises. There are several good bars in the area. If you are looking to drink please do so at one of the local establishments. Please account for cab fare and do not drink and drive. Someone will be willing to take you to get your vehicle in the morning if needed.
All fires will be subject to weather conditions. If the grass is to dry, fires may not be allowed in the park other than for forges.
A 6-foot gap will be maintained between tents.
Fire break zones will be kept clear of all combustible materials at all times.
Combustible materials will be stored a minimum 4 feet away from open fire.
All access and egress routes will be kept clear of obstacles at all times.
All candles and naked flames will be mounted in a stable holder. No candles or open flames will be allowed inside of tents for any reason.
Cooking with large quantities of oil or fat is forbidden.
Storage of flammable chemicals within the village is restricted to less than 500mL.
Gas (propane) cylinders will be restricted as other flammable materials. Larger cylinders will be forbidden from being in the village.
In addition to water for fire fighting - which is available in two 15 gallon barrels located within the village - it is REQUIRED that every fire have a 5 pound, ABC rated fire extinguisher available in close proximity to any open flame or with any display, food cart or vendor tent.
Barbeques and similar pan based cooking fires will be situated a minimum of 6 feet
from any sails, or tent and a fire pan must be placed underneath to protect the grass.
The recognized signal for fires and other emergencies will be three short blasts from a horn repeated every 5 seconds until an official from NBNW arives. .
o Alternatively, the signal may be raised for fires by yelling “Fire, Fire, Fire.”
The recognized signal for “all clear” will be one continuous blast of a horn.
Actions to be taken in the event of an uncontrolled fire:
In the event that a fire becomes out of control, the recognized signal of yelling “FIRE, FIRE, FIRE,” or giving three short blasts on a horn will be sounded.
Evacuate the area around the fire.
Meeting point is across the street and at the turn into the park
Any other fires will be fully extinguished prior to evacuation.
If it safe to do so, extinguish the fire with means at hand.
If the fire cannot be controlled with the means at hand, the fire department and the Show Coordinator will be notified immediately.
If the fire is serious enough to notify the fire department the following steps will be taken:
Strike any tents and move any vehicles necessary to create a firebreak, but do not block any camp access roads.
The recognized signal for “all clear” is one continuous blast from an air horn.
Once the “all clear” is given, all water and sand buckets used to fight the fire will be refilled immediately.
In the event of a fire emergency, at no time will anyone put themselves or others in harm’s way to safeguard personal property.
HEALTH & SAFETY:
Please just be yourself and use this opportunity to teach the public about Viking life, ethics, etc.
Norse by Northwest