thing /θɪŋ/ noun
(Old Norse) ▶ An assembly or meeting of the free men and women of a country, province or a clan. At the thing, disputes were solved and political decisions were made. The place for the thing was also the place for rites and for commerce.
(Tharwa Valley Forge) ▶ A five-day Viking festival of making and feasting. Forge your own knives, helmet, axe, shield and other Viking tools. All-inclusive price covers food, classes, and camping in luxury Viking-themed tents.
This five-day experience at Cuppacumbalong Homestead runs from Friday morning to Tuesday afternoon. Our experts will guide you through a smorgasboard of blacksmithing, toolmaking, and woodwork.
Over the course of almost a week, you'll forge your own Viking knives, helmet, axe, shield and other Viking tools. Classes will operate in a round-robin fashion to facilitate small class sizes. Although this is a big event, we are taking great pains to make sure you enjoy full-access to our instructors and the high quality we are renowned for.
At the end of each massive day you'll collapse into bed (yes, a bed) in one of our four-person luxury tents. Decked-out to suit the tastes of the discerning ravager and raider, these tents are 6 meters in diameter and four meters high. Communal activities are a feature of The Thing, culminating in a feast on the last night.
All-inclusive price covers all meals, refreshments, classes, and camping in luxury Viking-themed tents. Toilets and showers are onsite.
Venue Information - Cuppacumbalong
Cuppacumbalong Homestead is located at 21 Naas Road in Tharwa ACT. Park onsite at bottom of the driveway. Fridge and microwave available for storing and reheating lunches.