The original Gjallarhorn is making its rounds through Minnesota in the 'Sound the North' Tour making 23 stops prior to the home-opener against the Packers (Barry S. Howell).
MINNEAPOLIS —As the Vikings prepare to take the field at U.S. Bank Stadium for the 2016 season, the original Gjallarhorn is making its rounds through the North.
The "Sound the North" tour kicked off on Aug. 6 at training camp and will make its final stop in Bemidji, Minnesota, on Sept. 15, just prior to the Vikings regular-season home opener against Green Bay on Sept. 18.
The tour will make 23 total stops, where Vikings fans will have the opportunity to view the iconic instrument that's been a significant part of team history while helping to usher in the next Vikings era. At select locations, fans can also meet Viktor, Minnesota Vikings Cheerleaders or Vikings alumni.
Monterae Carter, a Vikings marketing intern, is accompanying the Gjallarhorn on its journey that includes statewide stops in Duluth, Minneapolis and Red Wing as well as two stops in South Dakota.
"Fans have received us with such excitement at each tour stop," Carter said. "We have fun props for fans to use in their photos in front of the Gjallarhorn, and they get the entire family involved. A lot of people can't believe that the Vikings are in their town. As soon as the truck rolls in, we draw a crowd."
Fans are encouraged to take photos and tag them on social media using #SoundTheNorth.
The Gjallarhorn's next scheduled stop is at Bunny's Bar and Grill (St. Louis Park) Thursday evening. Full tour information is below.
Stop # Date Tour Stop Location City, State Time
1 8/6 Training Camp Mankato, MN 9:00AM-10:00PM
2 8/12 Mall of America Bloomington, MN 8:30AM-9:30PM
3 8/14 Split Rock Lighthouse State Park Two Harbors, MN 12:00PM-2:00PM
4 8/14 Duluth Aerial Lift Bridge Duluth, MN 3:00PM
5 8/16 Stillwater Summer Tuesday Stillwater, MN 5:00PM-8:00PM
6 8/19 SPAM Museum Austin, MN 12:00PM-3:00PM
7 8/19 Jolly Green Giant Statue Blue Earth, MN 4:00PM
8 8/20 Downtown Rochester Farmers Market Rochester, MN 7:30AM-12:00PM
9 8/20 Red Wing Museum Red Wing, MN 2:00PM-4:00PM
10 8/23 Stillwater Summer Tuesday Stillwater, MN 5:00PM-8:00PM
11 8/24 Minnehaha Falls Minneapolis, MN 2:00PM-4:00PM
12 8/25 Stone Arch Bridge Minneapolis, MN 2:00PM-4:00PM
13 8/30 Runestone Park Kensington, MN 8:00AM-10:00AM
14 8/30 Big Ole the Viking Alexandria, MN 11:00AM-2:00PM
15 9/5 Minnesota State Fair St. Paul, MN All Day
16 9/9 Corn Palace Mitchell, SD 1:00PM-4:00PM
17 9/10 Wall Drug Wall, SD 12:00PM-2:30PM
18 9/11 Bunny's Bar and Grill St. Louis Park, MN 12:00PM-1:00PM
19 9/11 Joe Senser's Sports Theater Bloomington, MN 1:30PM-2:30PM
20 9/13 Duluth Aquarium Duluth, MN 2:00PM-5:00PM
21 9/15 Itasca State Park Park Rapids, MN 12:00PM-2:00PM
22 9/15 Paul Bunyan and Babe the Blue Bemidji, MN 3:00PM-4:00PM