ANGORA- Skalds were the keepers of history, the poets and storytellers of the ancient Norse. Micah and Jacinda Hodge, of Cook, are keeping these traditions alive through their home-based business, …
ANGORA- Skalds were the keepers of history, the poets and storytellers of the ancient Norse. Micah and Jacinda Hodge, of Cook, are keeping these traditions alive through their home-based business, Iron Ranger Arts, which for the first time is sponsoring a public festival, this weekend Aug. 10-11 in Angora.
The couple has been selling their wares at area Renaissance Festivals for about seven years. They sell handmade primitive archery equipment and quills, leather bags, journal covers, and primitive weapon replicas in metal, bone and wood.
This local festival will include over a dozen different craft vendors, live entertainment both days, and food booths. Jacinda said this will be the third year they have held an event at their property in Angora, but the first time the event is open to the public. The event is family-friendly and alcohol-free. Admission is only $2 per person for ages 5 and up, or $1 plus a canned good for the Cook Food Shelf.
Jacinda said the event will be like a small Renaissance Faire, but with a Viking/Nordic theme.
The festival runs both days from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Jacinda works at First National Bank in Cook, and Micah has a business repairing band and orchestra instruments. The couple has three children, who also travel with them to festivals.
You can also find Iron Range Arts selling their wares at the Cook Farmers Market, Saturdays from 8 a.m. – 1 p.m. when they are not on the road travelling to other festival. You can find more information at https://ironrangerarts.com/ or on Facebook, search for irawshop.
The festival entrance is at 8182 Carpenter Rd., located off of Goodell Rd. in Angora. The location is in Sturgeon Township, south of Hwy. 22, between Hwys. 53 and 73.
The event is being sponsored in part by the Cook Timberwolves Snowmobile Club.