The Crow Wing Viking Festival, which was to be held Aug. 29 at the Crow Wing County Fairgrounds in Brainerd, has been canceled for this year.

Julie Guth, festival organizer said in a news release: “We have been busily planning for the second annual Crow Wing Viking Festival since last fall and were excited about our new location and attractions. Then we heard that the peak of COVID-19 in our county is expected in late August, which is, of course, when the festival was scheduled to happen. We value our guests, volunteers and Vikings, and want to keep everyone safe. (And it’s true - not even the hardy Vikings are immune to the virus.) So, sadly, we have decided to postpone the Viking Festival until August of 2021."

The group encourages people to check its Facebook page to keep up to date.

The Crow Wing Viking Festival is sponsored by the Sagatun Lodge of the Sons of Norway in Brainerd. Visit crowwingvikingfestival.com.