JORVIK Viking Festival 2019 – 10th Century Traders

Transport yourself back in time with our authentic 10th century markets, hosting traders from far and wide who bring you hand-crafted weapons, jewellery, costumes, drinking ware and much more. Your ticket grants entry to both venues, for all three days of the markets!

This year the markets are in two venues: York Stained Glass Centre and the Merchant Adventurers’ Hall.


Discover the full list of Traders exhibiting at JORVIK Viking Festival 2019 below:

A Piece of History

Amber Wolf Workshop – Knives, handmade jewellery, bonework and furs.

Back in the Day – Back in the day is a friendly and honest business: we believe re-enactment doesn’t need to come with a high price tag. We offer bespoke wooden furniture at off the shelf prices with a high quality finish. We sell something for everyone, public and re-enactor, with prices from 50p to £500. We are a family run business who constantly strive to provide new and interesting stock along with extensive product knowledge specialising in Viking era, and are happy to search for items customers can’t find and source as priority stock from within the UK.

Black Raven Crafts

Bohemia Beauty – Historical glass replicas, ceramic viking design mugs, ancient jewelry, sheepskins, historical wooden tankards and boxes.

Candles for All Ages – We manufacture authentic beeswax and tallow candles and tallow rushlights, also modern beeswax candles. Also for sale are various accessories, tankards and goblets

Cave Crafts Handmade – Wheel-thrown and handmade functional pottery reproducing and reflecting ancient designs from Egyptian to Medieval. Andrew isn’t afraid to get his hands dirty and singe his eyebrows in the name of experimental archaeology, while shamelessly mining the rich seam of our ancestors’ ideas.

Chalice Mead – Deliciously tasting Traditional Golden Mead presented in beautiful decadent bottles which have uniquely hand-designed labels. Hand-blended and infused with natural ingredients to create flavours such as Elderflower; Ginger; Hawthorn; Blackberry; Rhubarb; Nettle; Chilli to name but a few.

Dark Age Crafts – Dark Age Crafts makes early European stringed instruments, including Gaulish, Anglo-Saxon and VIking lyres, and Anglo-Saxon harps. Models range from strict historical reproductions to those with more contemporary features to enhance performance.

Gall Gael Crafts ltd. – Silver and bronze viking age Jewellery, Clothing and Crafts inspired by our ancestors.

Gripping Beast – We have been participating in historical fairs in Europe for 20 years. Our goods are of high quality and historically accurate at the age of 9-15, handmade by craftsmen from Poland, Hungary, the Czech Republic and Germany. We sell silver and bronze jewelry, historical glass, drinking horns, bows, arrows, helmets, axes, knives, furs, shields, leather goods (satchels, purses, quivers, butts, archery), wood (cups), wooden toys (e.g. bows, swords), clothes.

Gungnir – Historical jewellery and pottery, knives, leather products, animal skins

Half-Goat Leatherwork – Half-Goat Leatherwork produces quality bespoke leathergoods, for bushcraft and living history

Herts Fabric

Horns of Odin – Hand crafted Norse inspired products from the heart of Viking England; Yorkshire. All products are handmade in the UK by UK crafts people.

Jakub Grybek “Grybol” blacksmith – armor – I make armor, kitchen utensils, boxes, metal fittings, shield bosses. I offer over 200 products in my workshop. I am happy to do things to order.

Jorgencraft – We offer a bespoke service for handmade historical and re-enactment pieces using the techniques of the period. We make Viking and Slavic knives, sheathes & scabbards, jewellery and leather products. Our products are based on genuine sources including historical artefacts and chronicles.

Laura Bourchier – Having trained at the northern college of costume in York my speciality is to design and construct period costume. Having worked in theatre, high end tv and film i can offer bespoke costumes for reenactments, museums, events, individuals and more. I find there is much beauty in hand sewing and therefore i focus on combining authentic, traditional techniques with history, individuality and beauty

Merchant of Menace

Mercian Mead – Our Mead is the ancient drink of the Gods and the People. Made by simply fermenting pure honey with nothing artificial added and enriched with real fruits and spices. It is naturally gluten-free and suitable for vegetarians.

More Mead – Purveyors of legendary artisan Mead

Nidavellnir – Nidavellnir is a historical craft shop making Viking Age nalbinded items, such as hats, socks and gloves. Whether it’s buying items for Living History or wanting to try nalbinding as a craft for the first time, come along to the stall at 10th Century Traders during festival for all your nalbinding needs!

Nordulf – Professional historical reconstructions – working with National Trust and other heritage institutions in Europe

Peter Merrett Boots and Bonework – In Viking times metal was time consuming to make and expensive, so the vikings used bone and deerhorn (both readily available) to make many of the objects they needed such as belt buckles, hairpins, cloakpins, needles, spindle whorls, jewelry. The boots and shoes were usually made with one sole, so to protect the stitching they sewed them and turned them inside out. This is why they are commonly referred to as turn shoes today. All of these objects are made by hand and will be on sale at the Traders Market with Peter.

Pommiers – Hand made rustic pottery and turned wood. Jugs, mugs, beakers, platters and bowls.

Quiverstock – Purveyor of traditional bows & arrows, crossbows & bolts, and archery accessories. Quality gambesons and small padding, maille garments and alterations, historical clothing and accessories. Camp equipment including cookware, furniture, pegs, poles and ropes. Padding and pole arms designed for medieval combat sport.

Ragnar’s Market


Saffrron Crafts – I am a local business based in the North East of England that provides handmade items such as historical outfits of different eras. I work from historical patterns and make all the items myself. If you’re after something different I also design and make items to order. I also make soft toys and accessories. I have a range of cloaks, viking clothing and much more so come along and see what we have to offer.

Spearman Supplies – Hand made early medieval reenactment weapons, leather goods, shields and furniture

Taberna Vagantis – We are a small Polish-Norway venture, that is active in historical reconstruction movement for about 30 years. We sell our wares (made by me, my family and friends) on historical markets almost in all Europe. Every year we drive nearly 80 000 km of roads and wilderness, to get where the people wants to hear us and see how the history is reborn.

The Lancashire Mead Co. – The Lancashire Mead Company is husband and wife team Gordon Baron and Ann Farrell. Our meads are all made from the best honeys. No white wine bases and no added sugar (excluding the Molasses Recipes). We use ambient temperature fermentation processes, which keeps our carbon footprint low and gives each batch its uniqueness. Producing mead in this manner allows us to keep our products as natural as possible. They are fermented until the yeast dies naturally, allowed to sediment naturally, then filtered using paper sheet filtration methods to remove almost all particulates. We source all of our ingredients, process equipment, packaging and consumables from local Lancashire companies or Family run businesses wherever possible. Our ethics are in line with Fair Trade policies, using as much recycled and recyclable materials as possible. No chemicals are used to aid stabilisation and no finings are used to clarify. Each bottle is Handcrafted with the love for mead. ALL flavours are suitable for vegetarians and DO NOT contain Sulphites.

The Lucet Company – Lucet maker and demonstrator, lucets, book, bobbins and DVD on lucetting with 21st century craft of advanced lucetting

The Viking Dragon by Jelling Dragon – Authentic hand-crafted Viking re-enactment and festival gear direct from Scandinavia & Northern Europe. The one stop Viking shop, offering one of the largest selection of Viking products in the world! Brought to you by ‘The Jelling Dragon’ est. 1997

Time Warrior – Time Warrior sells quality Viking/Saxon/Medieval boots and shoes, and bespoke leatherwork, including pouches, belts, bags, vambraces & gauntlets. Also selling Viking/Saxon helmets, axes, shields, buckles and other living history items.

Traders, Invaders and Raiders – Viking, Saxon and Norman dress accessories belt, pouch and scabbard fittings.

Troll Cave Jewelery – Trollcave is a workshop of ancient jewellery, worn by Vikings, Anglo-Saxon and Celts, rooted deeply in historical underground, craftsmanship and design.

Vaughan – Thomas Accessories

Viking Horns – We have a fantastic range of Viking Drinking Horns, both polished and natural, from cow and buffalo, ranging in size from 50ml up to 3 litres, all treated with a food safe varnish so no bad smell or taste, totally ready for your favourite tipple!!

Viking Kristall – Viking Kristall is a family business producing and selling Viking jewellery. Our philosophy is to provide our customers with viking jewellery of high quality and always renew ourselves.

Walhalla – Walhalla is a Viking shop, coming for the 15th time to the Jorvik Viking Festival. With us you can collect lots of interesting Viking equipment.