Throughout the centuries, the tradition and charm behind the music, dance and stories of the Celtic peoples have captivated the world. The contributions of the Irish, Scots Welsh, Cornish, Manx, Bretons, and Galecians/Asturians not only fill libraries and castles but also pubs, homes and our hearts. The Celtic Fling & Highland Games, as an unbridled celebration of Celtic Culture, offers a first-hand tour of these compelling cultures as it salutes both traditional and contemporary Celtic heritage.
Admission for Adults is $23.95 and Children 5-11 are $10.95. Planning on going both days? Save $15 and buy a 2 Day Fling Pass for only $35 Adults and $15 Children.
Check out this YouTube video called “Ode to Celtic Fling 2011″
This is a perfect chance to get our your celtic and medieval jewelry get into costume and come have some fun.
The 2012 Tartan Day Scottish Faire is being held on Saturday April 14, 2012 from 10AM to 5PM at the Historic Aberdeen Farm in Fremont, California.
Regardless of where your family’s history started, it’s important to celebrate your cultural heritage. The East Bay Scottish Association is dedicated to celebrating the full, rich culture of Scotland through interactive events such as the Tartan Day Scottish Faire.
Tartan Day marks the date a declaration of Scottish independence against Edward I’s English rule. The declaration was intended to confirm Scotland’s status as an independent, sovereign state, and defending Scotland’s right to use military action when unjustly attacked.
Admission for Adults ages 18-61 is $10.00. Adults 62+ years are only $6.00. Children 4 to 17 are only $5.00.
Check out this YouTube video of a young highland dancer from the 2011 festival.
I’ll bet you’ll see a lot of celtic jewelry worn as part of the costumes.
We were just reviewing this weekend’s schedule of events and noticed that the 2012 Medieval Fantasy Festival in Vacaville California scheduled this weekend has sadly been canceled this year due to budget concerns relating to the recent demise of the State’s Housing and Redevelopment Agency.
It’s too bad as I’m sure there are a lot of people who were looking forward to this event. They had a really cute YouTube video that promoted last years events featuring The 3 Stooges. Thought you might enjoy watching it.
The 2012 Las Vegas Celtic Gathering & Highland Games are being held this weekend April 14 & 15, 2012.
Here is an excerpt from their About Us page:
The Las Vegas Celtic Society has undertaken the task of producing a tradition of Highland Games events in Southern Nevada that have a true Celtic feeling and embrace the Celtic culture and society. The vision is to host a Games event that has the extra flair that Las Vegas is known for and to bring the Celtic culture to the Las Vegas community through demonstration and education.
Here’s a You Tube video from the 2011 Games that shows many of the events and happenings you can enjoy.
The website does not list a weapons policy so it would be best to contact them before deciding if you want to include a dirk, knife or sword as part of your costume.
The 2012 Scarborough Renaissance Festival starts this weekend April 7th & 8th and runs every weekend 10AM to 7PM through and including Monday Memorial Day May 28, 2012.
Here’s what their Facebook page says:
Scarborough Faire’s first run was in 1981. The festival is open Saturdays and Sundays from the first weekend in April until Memorial Day Monday. The festival is historically based in the year 1533, under the reign of King Henry VIII. The festival is 35 acres (140,000 m2) in size, taking place on a 165-acre (0.67 km2) site. There are 21 stages with more than 200 performances. Three jousting shows take place each day. There are about 150 cast members that make up the characters in Scarborough Faire. Almost all of the cast members are volunteers.
Tickets are just $24 for teens and adults (13+) and $9.00 for children 5 to 12 years of age. Children 4 and under are admitted free. Various season passes and discount tickets are available by checking the website.
Here’s a video I found at YouTube from the 2011 festival. It’s pretty good quality considering it was uploaded from an Android phone.
While the festival will allow you to have swords, knives and other weapons as part of your costume it is officially discouraged. This is part of the weapons policy from the website.
The management discourages the use of weapons as costume adornments, as the safety of our patrons is our utmost concern.
Any weapon adornment must be “peace-tied” and otherwise protected so any sharp edges are covered, and so it cannot be drawn or wielded while on the grounds. Due to the wide variety of potential “weapons” each item is handled on a case-by-case basis when the patron enters the festival.
The Bristol Renaissance Faire is having it’s “Renaissance Runway” Costume Contest this weekend July 23-24, 2011. There will be contests both days. Saturday is for Fantasy costumes and Sunday is for Historical Costumes.
Anything goes on Saturday from wizards and wookies to jokers and jesters. Sunday is history day. To enter you must dress in authentic period costumes from the ancient Roman period to World War II. There is no fee to enter and the winner each day will receive $100.00 cash.
So come on out this weekend from 10AM to 7PM each day, just off I-94 at the Illinois-Wisconsin border. There are to be no concealed weapons or firearms and period costume weapons are ok.
Just make sure if you do bring a medieval sword or knife that it is peace tied for safety. Items will be checked at the gate and assistance is available for those unsure how to peace tie a weapon.
This weekend June 25 & 26 is Celtic Festival weekend at the Colorado Renaissance Faire. The faire is running every weekend through July 31, 2011.
This weekend you’ll get to enjoy a variety of Celtic traditions both Scottish and Irish. From music & dance groups to a pipe band and even a “Best Men In Kilt’s” contest.
Come enjoy the fun from 10AM to 6:30PM both days rain or shine. Free parking and admission is only $18 for 13 to adult and $8.00 for children 5 to 12 years of age. Children under 5 years of age are free.
The Kentucky Renaissance Festival continues this weekend June 25 & 26th, 2011. It’s Magic, Mystery, Kaboom & Steampunk Weekend. This weekend only you’ll get to see medieval scientist Dr. Kaboom plus it’s Steampunk weekend.
$2.00 off admission for anyone wearing Steampunk attire. Plus there’s a Steampunk costume contest.