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Viking Festival Donates Locally after the Fun


Ashville, Ohio – The annual Viking Festival, a beloved tradition in the community, took place this past weekend on April 27th and 28th at Ashville’s Village Park. This unique event, which has been a staple since 2004, offers free admission in exchange for a donation of food, emphasizing the spirit of giving back to the community.

Situated in the heart of Ashville, the Viking Festival has become a cherished gathering for locals and visitors alike. Organizers take pride in their tradition of supporting the community that has embraced them for nearly two decades.

“In the past, we have had enough donations for 6 months’ need for the local Food Pantry. We feel it’s a way to give back to the community that has graciously allowed us to set up for 16-ish years,” stated the Viking Festival organizers.

The festival, which relies on booth rentals and sales for funding, has consistently prioritized community service as an integral part of its mission. Despite many members not being from the area, the festival organizers are committed to contributing to the well-being of the community.

This year, the festival exceeded expectations by collecting 149 large boxes filled with canned and dry foods, breaking last year’s record. These generous donations will benefit local food pantries and support families in need throughout the year.

Looking ahead, the Viking Festival is already planning for next year’s event, scheduled for April 26th and 27th, 2025. As they continue their tradition of celebrating community spirit, organizers remain dedicated to making a positive impact on Ashville and its residents.