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Published June 23, 2012, 04:55 PM

35th Annual Nordic Festival in Moorhead

Moorhead, MN (WDAY TV) -- People in the metro today got a little taste of what life was like for their ancestors.

By: WDAY Staff Reports, WDAY

Moorhead, MN (WDAY TV) -- People in the metro today got a little taste of what life was like for their ancestors.

Hundreds of people showed up for the 35th annual Nordic Footprints Festival -- to take part in the Nordic Culture from the Viking age, all the way to the present.

People dressed in traditional Scandinavian and Midwest Viking attire, and did things just like they did hundreds of years ago. Viking re-enactors took part in blacksmith work, cooking, and woodworking.

One man was creating wooden bowls with a machine made from wood, using no electricity.

Chris Heth says, "uses the man power of the leg to turn it, and much like a modern lathe you can turn round objects, bowls, spindles, cups, those sorts of things."

If you didn't make it out to the festival- there's still time to take part.

A dance jam is at the Sons of Norway tonight from 8 until midnight.

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