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Vikings Will Invade Ashville in 2022 for Annual Festival

jousting is one of the big events that happens at the Viking Festival

ASHVILLE – Since 2004 The Viking Festival has been transforming Ashville Community Park into a living history event the last weekend of April. The festival, presented by Ashville’s own Lost Vikings Hoard, will be open to the public on April 30, May 1.

Stacks of donated food as a admission fee, goes to local food banks.

Admission to the festival is free, but organizers ask guests to bring non-perishable food items as a donation for the Ashville Food Pantry. The group also welcomes monetary donations to help cover the costs of the event. “In the past, we have had enough donations for 6 months need for the local Food Pantry. 

“Even though most of us are not from the area, we still are willing to give back to a community that gives to us. It was a decision we made early on in the festival’s past, we are probably not going to change it.”


The idea to support the food pantry was the brainchild of Ed Vallette, the festival’s founder, who unexpectedly passed away on May 12, 2014.

plenty of shopping for medieval and viking garb up for sale

The festival is set to feature all of its traditional offerings, including food, vendors, entertainment, historical reenactments, and jousting, Rainey said.

The festival traditionally welcomes 4,000 to 8,000 people into the village park during its two-day run each year. Any questions about attending or being part of the event can contact here: [email protected]