Sheringham Viking Festival organised by sheringham carnival Association and in it’s 6th year was a phenomenal success. Initiated by Colin Seal the event is now a much loved event on Sheringham’s calendar of Carnival led events throughout the year. Half term Family Activities at Sheringham Museum making long boats, shields and axes, jewellery and printing T shirts were very popular and well attended. Helped by sunshine and unseasonably warm temperatures hoards of people flocked to the town for the final weekend to be treated to Viking battles and a Viking village with blacksmiths, weavers and jewellers among the tradesmen. The grand finale of the torchlit parade of the Viking Longship and the boat burning on the Beach on Saturday night was  a spectacular finish.

Official camera man to the Carnival Gareth Gabriel produced this footage, which gives a flavour of the event. (

If you missed it this year put next years date in your diary now for the February half term with the Grand Finale on the 22nd February 2020.

Thank you to all the Carnival Volunteers Sheringham Museum, the wonderful viking renactors and everyone who came and made Sheringham buzz at what is a normally quiet time of the year. Events like this are so important for making our local economy an all year round sustainable economy. All your hard work is much appreciated by the Community.