One of the premier annual social events for the white nationalist community as well as other interested whites is Nordic Fest. And this year's version, Nordic Fest 2008, will be held from May 23rd through 26th at Dawson Springs, Kentucky. As is the custom, the event will be hosted by the Imperial Klans of America (IKA).
The IKA website offers a description of the event:
Nordic Fest is an annual White Patriotic rally and music festival held at the IKA Headquarters in Dawson Springs Kentucky. This is a weekend event for White Patriots in which there is camping, vendors, speakers, and bands. As well as a cross and swastika lighting. Comrads from all over the world have traveled to this and other events held by the IKA.
Nordic Fest 2008 will held in Dawson Springs, KY on the Memorial Day weekend, May 23 - May 26, 2008. The Gates open 12 noon on Friday and will Close 12 noon on Monday.
The IKA has a Children's Playground for your children to play in and have fun in. This is a family event for one and all. How else are we going to teach our children? Bring them and have fun with them.
- Nordic Fest Tickets are $25.00 in advance $30.00 at the gate.
- Children under 12 get in free.
- Advance Tickets are available now until May 15th, 2008. After that date you'll have to get them at the Gate.
- If you would like information on setting up a booth please contact our H.Q. at firstname.lastname@example.org or by writing IKA/P.O. Box 177/Dawson Springs, Ky 42408
- If you belong to a Band and would like to play this year's Fest, we would like to hear from you. If you know of a White Power Rock Band that would like to play, please let us know.
To assure maximum enjoyment for all, IKA has found it necessary to hire security and to establish a series of ground rules, which can be viewed on the IKA site. This is necessitated by the fact that, in the past, there has been the occasional physical dust-up between attendees who partied a little bit too hearty. Most notable was the fight that broke out at Nordic Fest 2006 between some Vinlanders and a couple of National Socialist Movement (NSM) cadre, which triggered a chain of events leading to the subsequent establishment of the American National Socialist Workers Party (ANSWP). The SPLC also reported on this dispute, although as usual, their report is highly biased and exaggerates the dispute. Nevertheless, those who are interested in attending have little to fear - there's a much greater risk of violence at a typical rap concert. Of course, those who are the primary cause of violence at a rap concert will NOT be present at a white power event.
IKA also thoughtfully provides a list of nearby motels, including contact information, for those who would rather attend the events on a daily basis instead of camping out at the site.
Nordic Fest 2008 is another opportunity to celebrate and develop race consciousness within the white community, as well as to promote greater respect between those who belong to different pro-white organizations.