ASHVILLE – The 15th annual Viking Festival was this weekend April 27 – 29. Set up in Ashville’s Village Park in the center of town they offer an interesting admission price, a donation of food.
All the boxes in this picture are full of can goods for donation to a local food charity.
“In the past, we have had enough donations for 6 months need for the local Food Pantry. We feel its a way to give back to the community that has graciously allowed us to set up for 15-ish years. (15-ish because they are not 100% sure how many years they have set up.) It was a decision we made early on in the festivals past; we are probably not going to change it. Even though most of us are not from the area, we still are willing to give back to a community that gives to us. We fund ourselves with booth rentals and some sales, and that’s enough,” said Viking Festival.
According to the Festival, they had about 8000 people last year attend the festival and could have about the same this year