Saturday, Feb 9th
11am Opening Ceremony, Sons of Norway Marine Room
Just a quick meet and greet, complimentary coffee & donuts from Sluy's Bakery. Get your instructions for fun, then off you go!
11am - 4pm Info Center - Sons of Norway Foyer
This is your one stop shop for info! Turn in game pieces, get maps, or answers to any of your weekend questions.
In shop activities: Maps and rules will be available at the entrance of Sons of Norway, or certain retail locations. Visit Historic Downtown Poulsbo's Facebook page for more details.
12pm - 2pm Poulsbo Poker Run
Featuring seven of our downtown retail shops, this event is FREE to play and open to anyone. An events flyer will be distributed that identifies where cards can be obtained, sponsor information, what prizes will be available, and what hands will win. Played 7 card stud...BEST and WORST natural hand wins. Any tiebreakers are dealt with appropriately. Free to play, all are welcome!
12pm - 3pm Vikings Olympiks
If you were at Winter Rendezvous' year 4, you got a taste of these Olympiks. Visit each of the participating shops/restaurants or breweries to show off your skills.This year's Olympiks consist of Cornhole, Steinhold, Giant Jenga, Hammerschlagen, the 2nd Annual Dogfish Toss revived, and all hands game of Rochambeau. Games will have prizes and medal tokens. To play, there is a $5 entry ticket per game, all monies will go into the donation cauldron. For complimentary game passes, visit participating retailers during the same week of the Getaway Giveaway sweepstakes (Jan 30 - Feb 9) to get your complimentary entry ticket. Visit Historic Downtown Poulsbo's website for more details.
After giving it your best, race up to the Sons of Norway Lodge Main Hall by 3pm. Medal winners will be given prizes, along with medal tokens representing their portion of the cauldron. To deposit their medal proceeds to the non-profit of their choice (represented at Winter Rendezvous, of course-no cash value to participants). Be careful, the Viking's "Shorty's Scholarship Program" will be really pushing you to choose them! You know how those Vikings are! Their passion is large and their weapons are sharp!
To get early reservations, and complimentary entry ticket to the games, visit participating retailers ruding the Getaway Giveaway sweepstakes (Jan 30 - Feb 9) "with purchase" will provide your ticket to the games and early reservation. Spots will fill up, so take the shops up on this as early as possible.
Featuring downtown restaurants, each house will make their own version of the Nordic libation known as Glogg. The shops give small tastes at no charge (must be 21 to taste). Watch for other wine specials or tasting opportinities. Make your way back to the Sons of Norway to vote for your favorite, which enters you into a drawing for a fantastic downtown basket of goodies. The event info sheet will have a page with a map/listing of participating houses, and a tear-off voting sheet in the back. Peoples Choice winner of Gloggfest will be announced at the awards ceremony, along with the drawing for the lucky winner of downtown schwag. Must be present to win.
3pm - 4pm Awards ceremony and prize drawings
All awards occur at the Sons of Norway main hall
4pm - 7pm Valisblot Bonfire
Joine our Vikings with their sweethearts in their Nordic Valentine's celebration as they take over Front Street, and end at a bonfire on the waterfront. Gathering, feasting, embibing and sweets, all around the raucous but family friendly bonfire with the Poulsbo Vikings.
5pm - 8pm Poulsbo Art Walk: FREE
This art walk is highly attended and will be extra special with featured artists and exhibitions. For more information on participating galleries, featured artists and in house promotions, visit the Poulsbo Arts District Facebook page.
As part of the VIP ticket, this will be held at the Sons of Norway Lodge. Party ticket will include beer, wine, a Paella feast and a rockin' music. If space is available, tickets for this awards dinner (only) may be available through the event organizers. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org. THIS EVEN IS NOT OPEN TO THE PUBLIC. Tickets must be pre-purchased on this website on the VIP TICKET tab.
Downtown Historical Tours
Historical Society will offer Saturday morning tours, average tour is 30 minutes. Tickets can be purchased through Poulsbo Historical Socity. The tour takes you through the ages, learn about the settlers of Poulsbo, and the different businesses that occupy the buildings. For more information, please call the Historical Society at 360.440.7354.
110 Lounge: DJ Master Mixer "Gary the Human" - No Cover
Brass Kraken: Brass Monkeys Beastie Boys Tribute 9pm
Slippery Pig: TBD
For more inquires about the Winter Rendezvous weekend, please visit www.historicdowntownpoulsbo.com or follow them on facebook
Getaway Giveaway Sweepstakes
To get your chance to win, visit participating retailers during the Getaway Giveaway Sweepstakes (Jan 30 - Feb 8). Fill out the game piece and turn it back in to the shopkeep to get your ticket entered. Drawing will be held at the Awards Ceremony on Saturday, Feb 9th (Sons of Norway Main Hall) starting at 3pm. No purchase necessary. Visit Historic Downtown Poulsbo for more details.
One Eighty Foundation is the Fiscal Sponsor of the Winter Rendezvous
The One Eighty Foundation provides grants to non-profit organizations that immediately impact the lives of children and families in our community. Our mission: to give when there are needs, to mentor when guidance is sought and to create opportunities for better lives.
Barbie Seifert, Executive Director
Lisa Angeles Guise, Project Manager
Tammy Mattson, Event Coordinator