Folks in Trumbull County can travel back to the age of Vikings this weekend at the Ohio Viking Festival.

The festival kicks off Friday, June 21 from 4:00 p.m. until 10:00 p.m. and will continue throughout Saturday and Sunday from 10:00 a.m. until 6:00 p.m. at the Trumbull County Fairgrounds in Cortland.

This year's festival is all about the art and the artisans of the Viking Age. Guests can find out who made the cups and bowls Nordic men drank out of, how clothing was made in that era and who built their famous long ships.

"They can stroll through and see what Viking life was like in the Viking era," explained Jessy Harper, Owner of the Ohio Viking Festival. "We got demos that happen all day long with different crafts. We have skinning, woodworking, and blacksmithing. So, you can walk around and get so much knowledge from everyone here."

There will be belly dancing, jousting, full combat, warrior pipes and of course Vikings. 

New additions this year include a new game arena with archery, a swordmaster's challenge, axe throwing and candle making, as well as a children's realm featuring Gnoble the Gnome, ring toss, face painting and henna, a sand pit and coloring pages.

"The Ohio Viking Fest is a whole other magical world," explained Nicol Thompson, Owner of Froda Smida, a Viking apparel small business. "You are 100% accepted. It doesn't matter who you are, where you come from, what you're wearing, or what character you become. You are loved."

A map of the festival is pictured above and a complete list of events for all three days is pictured below with times and locations for each event.