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8 Celtic Festivals in Virginia You Won’t Want to Miss

Are you looking for a fun event to go to in the next few months?

The Virginia Celtic Festivals are some of the best in the country! There’s something for everyone at these festivals, from live music and food to children’s activities and arts & crafts.

You won’t want to miss out on all the fun, so mark your calendar and plan to attend one of these Celtic Festivals in Virginia!

1. Virginia Scottish Games

The Virginia Scottish Games is a yearly event that takes place in The Plains, Virginia. This year, the games will be held on September 3rd and 4th at the Highland Athletic Competition Field.

The main attraction of the games is the Scots-only Highland Athletic Competition, which will host professional athletes from across North America, with a focus on Scotland and its athletes who have recently competed in World Championships.

In addition to the Highland Athletics Competition, there will be plenty of food and drink available at this year’s Games, as well as live entertainment, exhibits, clan and society activities. If you’re looking for a fun family event to attend over Labor Day Weekend 2022, look no further than the Virginia Scottish Games!

2. The Celtic Year : The Festival of Beltane

The Celtic year is a time of celebration and honor. There are many festivals celebrated during this time, but Beltane is one of the most well-known. This festival celebrates fertility and new beginnings, and takes place on May 1st.

During Beltane, people gather to celebrate the beginning of summer. They may light bonfires, dance around them, and wear costumes. The festival also marks the end of winter and the start of spring. It is a time for happiness, joy, and new beginnings.

Beltane is a great opportunity to come together with friends and family to celebrate life and all that it has to offer. There are many activities to enjoy at this festival, so be sure to mark it in your calendar!

3. Central Virginia Celtic Festival and Highland Games

If you’re looking for a fun, family-friendly event to attend this fall, the Central Virginia Celtic Festival and Highland Games is the perfect option! This annual festival will be held on October 21st Richmond, VA, and there’s something for everyone.

Visitors can enjoy a British car show, fiddle competitions, Gaelic songs competition, rugby, hurling and more. And if that’s not enough excitement for you, the Wee Ones Area is sure to please the kids with its play area and variety of activities.

The festival is open from 9am-5pm on. To ensure you don’t miss out on all the fun, join FestivalNet today. This website offers detailed information about the Celtic Festival, including the schedule of events, list of food vendors and more. 

And be sure to check out the festival promoter’s rating in the festival database – it has been posted and is visible to everyone on the site.

4. Big Stone Gap Celtic Festival

The Big Stone Gap Celtic Festival celebrates the culture of Ireland and Scotland. The festival starts with a concert at Mountain Empire Community College near Roanoke, VA, then spills over to the greater community with highland games, beer garden, demonstrations, a 5K run, and more.

The festival ends at the Celtic kitchen where visitors can enjoy food that celebrates the culture of Ireland and Scotland.

The Big Stone Gap Celtic Festival is the county’s oldest-running event. The festival includes a 5K road race, beauty pageant and car and bike cruise-in. The festival features music acts like Runa, antique tractors and small engines exhibit, pepper eating contests, food vendors like O’Neill’s Irish Pub & Restaurant and more!

5. Richmond Folk Festival

Virginia Celtic Festival Instrument

The Richmond Folk Festival is an annual event that celebrates Celtic culture. This year, the festival will be held from October 7th to the 9th. The event will feature music, dance, crafts and food from Celtic cultures around the world.

There will be an outdoor concert, and the British car show is a must-see. The Gaelic music competition and highland dance are two other popular events at the festival. Enjoy Celtic music from the stage throughout the festival, as well as a vendor village full of Celtic souvenirs.

6. The Montpelier Center’s Celtic Festival

The Montpelier Center’s Celtic Festival is held every year in March. The festival celebrates the rich Celtic heritage of the area with traditional music, food, and dance. There is also a wide variety of vendors selling Celtic-themed merchandise. The festival is a great opportunity to learn more about the culture and history of the Celts. 

The Celtic Festival is one of the many reasons to visit Montpelier, Virginia. The small city has a lot to offer visitors, from its quaint shops and restaurants to its beautiful scenery. If you’re looking for a fun-filled weekend getaway, the Celtic Festival is the perfect event to attend.

7. Winchester Celtic Fest (St. Paddy’s Day)

This St. Paddy’s Day celebration will have plenty of live music and food for everyone to enjoy. And, the best part is that it’s free!

This festival takes place in Old Town Winchester, VA and benefits the SPCA of Winchester, Frederick, and Clarke County. So not only will you get to have a great time at the fest, but you’ll also be helping out a good cause.

In addition to all the fun happening throughout the day, there are also some great events happening later in the evening. There will be plenty of activities for the whole family to enjoy, including live music, performances by local dance groups, and a variety of food and drink vendors.

So come out and celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with us – we’ll be sure to have a great time!

8. Virginia Highlands Festival

The Virginia Highlands Festival is a family-friendly event, with lots of fun and experiences. 

Virginia Celtic Festival Music

It is an annual event that celebrates the culture and heritage of the Appalachian region. The festival features a variety of music, dance, art, and food from the region, as well as many other activities. The festival is held in Abingdon, Virginia, USA.

The festival was started in 1949 by local residents who wanted to share their love of the Appalachian region with others. The first festival was held on September 1-4, 1949. It featured music, dancing, and food from the region. Over the years, the festival has grown and now includes many different events and activities.

Each year, the Virginia Highlands Festival attracts thousands of visitors from all over the world. If you are looking for a fun and educational event to attend, the Virginia Highlands Festival is a great choice.

So what are you waiting for? Pack up your things, Mark up your calendars, and visit Virginia so you can experience the most wonderful Celtic Festivals all throughout the year! 

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Jan Dotzauer

Monday 17th of October 2022

Is the Celtic festival still on Richmond VA this month (Oct. 2022) ? Where can I find ticket information?