Monday, June 4, 2012

2012 Celtic Festivals and Highland Games August - October

Piper from Clan Hamilton
2010 Williamsburg Scottish Festival
By Dawn Marie Hamilton

Festival time is in full swing across the country. Come on out and celebrate our ancestry?

Here are the festivals on my radar for August through October:

August 3-4
St. Andrew's Society of Detroit Highland Games
Greenmead HistoricalPark, Livonia, MI
Courtesy of Althea Preston. Things to do: Ceilidh, Music and Dance, Highland Athletics, Border Collies, Scotch Tasting and more

August 3-5
Dublin Irish Festival
Coffman Park
, Dublin, OH
Courtesy of Renee Vincent. Things to do: Music, Cultural Exhibits, Beverage Tastings, Celtic Canines, Highland Heavyweight Games and more

August 17-18
Foxburg Scottish Festival
Allegheny RiverStone Center For the Arts, Foxburg, PA
Courtesy of Victoria Roberts. Things to do: Ceilidh on Friday, Festival and Concert on Saturday and more

September 5-6
Virginia Celtic Gathering and Highland Games
Rockahock Campground, Lanexa, VA
I've attended this event twice, which used to be called the Williamsburg Scottish Festival, and had a great time. Things to do: Celidh, Music and Dance, Highland Athletics, Crafts and Vendors and more

September 8
Edinboro Highland Games & Scottish Festival
Edinboro University, Edinboro, PA
Courtesy of Victoria Roberts. Things to do: Music and Dance, Highland Athletics, Storytelling, Vendors and more

September 8-9
Columbus Scottish Festival
Bartholomew County
Fairgrounds, Columbus, IN
Courtesy of Diana Graber. Things to do: Music and Dance, Highland Athletics, Sheepdogs, Reenactors and more

September 21-23
New Hampshire Highland Games and Festival
Loon Mountain, Lincoln, NH
This is an event I hope to attend one of these years. Things to do: Music and Dance, Highland Athletics, Sheepdogs and much more

October 13
Indianapolis Scottish Highland Games and Festival
German Park, Indianapolis, IN
Courtesy of Diana Graber. Things to do: Clans, Vendors, Music and Dance and more

October 27
Murray Highland Festival
Murray City Park
, Murray, KY
Courtesy of Diana Graber. Things to do: Music, Highland Athletics, SCA Exhibition of Medieval combat, Genealogy Tent, Highland Cattle, Sheepherding and more

Thank you to everyone who contributed to this list.

Click here for April - July events.

Do you know of other Celtic events during August - October? Tell us about them in comments.

4 comments:

Sarah Hoss said...

Thanks for posting this information Dawn.

Dawn Marie Hamilton said...

Sure thing, Sarah.

Victoria Roberts said...

I wish there was enough time in the day, Dawn. I would love to tackle as many as possible. *sigh*

Dawn Marie Hamilton said...

Me too, Victoria. I'd love to visit one every weekend. :)