The Update | Viking Fest in Burton; Animal Baby Shower; Strawberry Fest at Winery

BURTON, Ohio – Century Village will present Viking Fest: A Celebration of Norse Culture and Heritage, May 4-6. Hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. both days.

The event will bring to life the heritage of the Vikings. It will include:

  • Viking encampment: Featuring traditional Viking tents, crafts, weaponry and demonstrations of daily life. 
  • Norse mythology and legends: Storytelling sessions and interactive demonstrations. 
  • Viking battles and demonstrations: Will showcase the warriors’ martial prowess and tactics.
  • Live music and performances: Inspired by Norse folk traditions. 
  • Craftsmanship and Artisan Vendors: Inspired by Norse culture, including jewelry, clothing, weaponry and more.
  • Traditional Viking feast: A sumptuous feast fit for a Viking chieftain, featuring authentic Norse cuisine prepared using traditional recipes and cooking methods. 
  • Children’s activities: Interactive activities, games and crafts about Viking history and culture.  

Visitors are encouraged to arrive in Norse-inspired costumes. Admission is $15 ($8 for children ages 6 to 12; free for children 5 and under). For information or to purchase tickets, go to

Century Village Museum, 14653 E. Park Ave., is an authentic representation of a Western Reserve village from 1798 to the end of the 19th century. It has more than 20 historically authentic buildings, over 250,000 museum artifacts and a working farm with a sugar bush for making maple syrup.

The museum is operated by Geauga Historical Society.

Farm Animal Baby Shower at MetroParks Farm

CANFIELD, Ohio – The annual Farm Animal Baby Shower will take place from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, May 4, at Mill Creek MetroParks Farm, 7574 Columbiana-Canfield Road. Admission is free.

Guests at this family-friendly event will be able to see the new arrivals at the farm, including goats, piglets, calves, chicks, peacocks and other animals, as well as mother animals who are still expecting.

Mahoning County Junior Fair participants will be present to share their knowledge and animals with the public.

Mill Creek MetroParks merchandise, tractor wagon rides, cones with feed for animal feedings, concession trailers and drinks will be available for purchase. Credit cards are accepted for concessions and merchandise, cash only for tractor wagon rides and animal feeding. Parking is free on-site, with additional parking available across the street at the Canfield Fairgrounds.

The barns at the MetroParks Farm are open daily for the season, from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., with extended hours until 6 p.m. from June to October.

For information, call 330 702 3000 or go to

Strawberry Fest at Nova Destinations

PULASKI, Pa. – Strawberry Fest will take place from noon to 10 p.m. Saturday, May 4, at Nova Destinations, 1474 state Route 208, Pulaski Township.

Admission is $3 (free for children) and can be purchased in advance at

The event will feature at least 25 craft vendors along the trail, plus Nonna’s baked goods. Stops on the trail include Nova Cellars Winery, Brew 32, Spring Water Seltzer, Scallywag Distilling and Knockin Noggin winery.

Five bar locations will be set up on the property and will offer several strawberry drinks and food items.

Millennial Theatre Sets Auditions for ‘Spamalot’

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Auditions for Millennial Theatre Company’s production of “Monty Python’s Spamalot.” Will take place from 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday, May 2, at The Youngstown Playhouse and from noon to 3 p.m. Saturday, May 4, at Hopewell Theatre.

Auditionees will be asked to sing a 30- to 60-second cut of a song in the style of the show. An accompanist and a Bluetooth speaker will be provided. Auditionees should also be prepared to learn a short dance combo and do a cold reading.

A tap call will also take place at the conclusion of the audition hours. Headshot and résumé are encouraged but not required.

Director Joe Asente is seeking a diverse cast of actors age 16 and up. All roles are open.

The music director is Cari Auth, and the choreographer is Danielle Mentzer.

“Monty Python’s Spamalot” is a take on the classic comedy film “Monty Python and the Holy Grail.” It will be performed at the Playhouse July 26-28 and Aug. 2-4. For information, email

Published by The Business Journal, Youngstown, Ohio.