Charlotte will host the 3rd annual Michigan Nordic Fire Festival on the final weekend of February, 2018. The festival is one of the fastest growing attractions in Mid-Michigan, bringing thousands of visitors to Charlotte. The festival combines elements of Nordic history and Viking fantasy, bringing the “old world” to life for a weekend of winter fun.
“Despite the growing interest in this festival from other communities, and even other states, we really need help from the people here at home,” festival organizer Bryan Myrkle said. “We have a great group of people working on this, but our growth and success will be limited without more help.”
He said there are volunteer opportunities for people who want to help for an hour, a day, or the whole weekend. There are kids games and activities, contests for everyone, educational displays and even a Viking Mead Hall featuring food and drink.
“Everything we do could use a boost from local volunteers,” Myrkle said.
The Michigan Nordic Fire Festival taps into a vein of enthusiasm running through recent pop culture. This ranges from major hits like Game of Thrones, Lord of the Rings and the Vikings television show, to burgeoning interest in fantasy “cosplay” and more accurate historic reenactment.
“I guess people still don’t know what to expect, but they have a great time once they get here,” Myrkle said. “Each year we’ve had people say that they wouldn’t believe it if they hadn’t seen it for themselves. It really is a unique event, and I think that’s why it’s catching on.”
If you would like to get involved, or just help out during the event on February 23 through 25, please contact Myrkle at (517) 543-8853.
Article submitted by the Michigan Nordic Fire