ANDERSONVILLE — Andersonville will be invaded by as many as 300 revelers Saturday celebrating the return of a popular neighborhood pub crawl.
The Viking Pub Crawl will take over Andersonville 3-6 p.m. Saturday along Clark Street. It is the fifth edition of the event celebrating the traditional Swedish holiday Morten Gås Day.
Nine businesses will offer drink specials to ticketed guests. Check-in begins 2 p.m. Saturday at Atmosphere, 5355 N. Clark St.
Ranalli’s of Andersonville and Downstate Donuts will be food stops on the crawl. Downstate Donuts, which recently opened in Uptown, will operate a pop-up for the pub crawl at 5224 N. Clark St.
Tickets are $35 and include a commemorative glass, a complimentary appetizer at check-in and drink specials at participating businesses. Guests are encouraged to dress in their Viking gear and there will be a contest for best individual and group costumes.
People can also buy a replica of a Viking cow horn drinking vessel while supplies last.
The event is part of Andersonville’s take on Sweden’s Morten Gås Day, a religious holiday where people commonly eat goose to celebrate. “Gås” is Swedish for “goose.”
The Andersonville Chamber of Commerce has celebrated its version of the holiday since 2005. The Viking Pub Crawl replaced a “goose parade” five years ago.
For more information on the event, click here.
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