As our largest event of the year, the East Tennessee Celtic Festival is a can't miss event! This year marks our 27th Annual festival and we hope for it to be the biggest and best yet!
Food and merchandise vendors will be available for all of your purchasing wants and needs. Clan representatives will be on hand to possibly help you in finding your own Clan connection and to provide plenty of conversation; be sure to visit the Scottish Tartan Museum's booth, too, for a great wealth of information! Live entertainment – both musical and otherwise – will be taking place throughout the day; headlining this year's festival is Brynmor, "Celtic Rock for the masses"! With an archery contest, axe, knife, and spear throwing contests. There will also be demonstrations of traditional border collie shepherding and from our trebuchet. If you've ever had interest in taking part in the Highland games, this event is the absolute best time to get started! The demonstrations and hands-on clinics taking place during the festival will help connect you with our current athletes and better prepare you to compete as we launch our officially judged, SHAG-sanctioned event next season.
The festivities will begin at 7:30PM Friday with our Calling of the Clans & Torchlight Ceremony, which will be followed by a Clan Reception; the evening events will end around 9:30PM. Saturday at 10:00AM, the festival proper will begin and run until 6:00PM.
Friday's opening ceremony is open to the public and free of charge; the reception that follows, due to the nature of the event, is limited to those participating in the ceremony. An all-day pass for Saturday is $10 for those 12 & up, with younger children being admitted free of charge.
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