18th Niagara Celtic Heritage Festival & Highland Games

September 15 & 16, 2018

Saturday 10am-10pm | Sunday 10am-6pm

Wishing Tree Contest

Enter and you could win a Day Pass to the 18th Niagara Celtic!!

About Our Wishing Tree

Niagara Celtic's Wishing Tree joined the festival in 2015, and has become a mainstay for guests wishing to leave their mark while visiting. The tree's origins come from old traditions in Celtic nations; variations include Fairy Trees, May Trees, Votive Trees, and more. Visitors add their wishes to the trees as offerings to local saints, deities or wee folk, in hopes they can receive help or guidance towards the wish or prayer.

Guests add to the tree all weekend, which is located in Region 4 near The Pavilion Stage. Public wishes are written on cloth or paper. Private wishes (called Clouties, or Clootie in Scotland) are rags, cloth or ribbons tied to the tree. At the end of the festival all the wishes are ceremoniously sent to the heavens, with help from the Fire Sculpters, where we hope many receive help in coming true!

Contest Details - Enter Below!

Even if you can't attend this year, we'd love to include your wish. Complete the form below to send us a wish or Cloutie, and you will automatically be entered into the drawing. Our festival staff will place your wish onto the Wishing Tree before the festival- make sure to visit the tree and find yours!


The Wishing Tree Contest is accepting submissions through August 24th. Limit ONE (1) wish per person/ per email; duplicate entries/ wishes will be discarded. Any wishes deemed innappropriate will be disqualified from the contest and will not be added to the tree. Odds in winning depend on number of participants. Winners will be notified by the email they've given, and will receive a complimentary day pass to the festival, good for use on either Saturday or Sunday.

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Wherever you go and whatever you do, May the luck of the Irish be there with you.

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