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Posted by: Perkeo 06-Sep-2009, 12:38 PM
I haven't really seen any place to post where festivals are taking place so I decided to start one here. As you will see from my post, I am not limiting this to just Irish/Scottish events. I'd like to know what is going on in your world and maybe some day join your party. biggrin.gif

What festivals/cons/faires do you like to attend and where? Do they have a website? August every year.
I volunteer at the True Dungeon event and dress like a pyrate. September every year.
I like to drink my Guinness and listen to the bands while wearing my kilt. September every year.
Just a good place to meet friends, eat some ribs and listen to music. I sometimes wear my kilt here too. wink.gif September every year.
Just found out about this one and I'm gonna try to check it out. October every year.
A neat festival with re-enactments (French and Indian mid 1700's) and vendors. October every year.
Just found out about this event also. I'm looking forward to checking it out. October every year.
I've not been able to make this event but it has been growing every year since it started. I'll have to at least stop by someday to see what's going on.

Well, that's all I can think of right now. I'll update it when events come around and I'll try to post pictures after I get so some of these events. But while we wait for me to do these. What's going on in your area?

Cheers! cheers.gif

Posted by: Shenaniganz247 09-Sep-2009, 10:25 PM
I plan on attending the Sycamore Shoals Celtic Festival in Elizabethon, Tennessee this coming weekend September 11th, 12th, and 13th. A really good festival with a lot to do and watch and hopefully some bands i'm not too familiar with really putting on a good show!!!

all near the area should attend.. maybe i'll see some of you guys there!!!

Posted by: Patch 10-Sep-2009, 06:33 AM
The Columbus Highland Games/festival is a good one. I will be in Columbus just prior to that one and may stay for part of it.



Posted by: englishmix 10-Sep-2009, 07:27 AM
Perhaps I will make the Columbus Scottish Festival this weekend in Indiana. It sounds very good.

Posted by: englishmix 12-Sep-2009, 11:29 PM
What a fantastic Scottish Festival!

I just got back (3 hour drive from Henderson, KY) from the Columbus, IN festival. My wife & daughter couldn't make it, so I went alone. Folks were friendly, lots to do, the Highland Games were fun to watch, the entertainment was delightful. The skurl of the pipes everywhere. There was a whiskey tasting seminar that was A+. The weather was perfect. The Ceilidh was a blast with excellent food, country dancing and sing along.

There was an author there, Audrey McClellan, and her books on the western islands are fantasic. I bought her "Westering Home" novel and read the first 4 chapters already. She is a very good writer. Check her works out at:

Festival is still going on tomorrow (eg today - Sunday)! Well worth the trip.

Posted by: Shenaniganz247 16-Sep-2009, 02:53 PM
Sycamore Shoals Celt Fest in Elizabethton was great this past weekend. spent both days there listening to great music and getting to see basically all clans represented, it was great to just to get to go up and learn some of the history from that family.

The bands there were great, Thistledown Tinkers and Stirling Bridge were killer, definitely enjoyed hearing Mickle-A-Do for the first time, and Uncle Hamish and the Hooligans were incredible

also tried my first taste of haggis finally!!!! Had never tasted anything like it ever, but the vendor selling it had just placed 5th in the annual haggis tasting in Scotland so I knew it had to be some pretty good stuff. The texture was the hardest thing to get over, but I actually liked it a whole lot. I had the Highland Beef haggis, couldn't force myself to do the lamb lol The wife tried as well but didn't favor as good as i did, she had to chug down a dr. enuf real quick lol.

Posted by: Keltic 16-Sep-2009, 06:38 PM
QUOTE (Perkeo @ 06-Sep-2009, 02:38 PM)
I haven't really seen any place to post where festivals are taking place so I decided to start one here. As you will see from my post, I am not limiting this to just Irish/Scottish events. I'd like to know what is going on in your world and maybe some day join your party. biggrin.gif

Under the section "Culture and Heritage", you will find a whole sub-section called "Festivals and Games".

Posted by: MelissaDawn7 29-May-2014, 10:34 AM
I've never really thought about Scottish/Irish festivals around here because there are mostly Germans but I just looked it up and there are some so I hope to go to some as soon as I can!

Posted by: lgreaseman 15-Aug-2015, 09:01 AM
Don't know if anyone reads this anymore but we have a few festival coming up here on the East Coast in PA....

The Irish Fall Weekend in Wildwood, NJ Sept Thurs 24th thru Sunday Sept 27th. It includes a golf outing, concerts, vendors, mass and parade. You find out info from Cape May County AOH Division 1

Philadelphia Ceili Groups 41st Annual Irish Music and Dance Festival...Is held Sept 10th,11th and 12th at the Commodore Barry Club (known as the Philadelphia Irish Center) 6815 Emlen Street Philadelphia, PA 19119. You get more information at their website.

Posted by: five4 17-Oct-2015, 07:23 AM
The 13th Annual Caloosahatchee Celtic Festival, January 23rd 2016
Centennial Park, downtown Ft. Myers Fl.

Albannach...Rathkeltair...The Screaming Orphans...

Anyone plan on Going?

Posted by: TetonAndDistrictPerformingArts 17-Oct-2015, 11:58 AM
I do miss Florida weather! I used to live in Palm Beach County. Winters were mild, and could ALWAYS find something to do.

Posted by: five4 22-Oct-2015, 07:24 AM
Yep the weather is great, that's why we're here, my joints couldn't take the cold damp and dreary winters up north (South Jersey just outside Philly) We're over on the west coast and just love it...

Posted by: TetonAndDistrictPerformingArts 22-Oct-2015, 11:56 PM
I'm living in Idaho , now. It is nothing for the winters to get really cold; a minus 40 (-40F) windchill is not unheard of sad.gif

Posted by: RJBUBBAMACK 19-Aug-2017, 10:05 AM

In a couple days I am going to the Pennsylvania Renaissance Faire. It is one of my favorite activities during the year. I live in New Jersey and there are only a few Renn Faires near me so this festival seems massive. Another good thing about this festival is that it runs for several weekends in a row from August all through October.

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