18th Niagara Celtic Heritage Festival & Highland Games

September 15 & 16, 2018

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


Festival Planning Meetings

Planning Meetings:

2019 Meetings will begin in the spring.

at Krull Park, Olcott at the Lion's Club Pavilion (Festival's Pavilion Stage)
Time: one Monday/ month at 7pm

New volunteers are always welcome!

Click Here to become a volunteer

Advertise in our Festival Guidebook: Closed for 2018

Let Niagara Celtic help you advertise to WNY & beyond!! The guidebook is FREE to attendees when they enter the grounds. We expect at least 12,000 visitors traveling to Eastern Niagara County from across Upstate New York, Pennsylvania, Ohio and Ontario.

Celtic College

2018 Classes have been chosen. Please be in touch if you want to be included as an option for 2019!

Seeking Hands-on Programs and Lectures for 2019! We're always looking for teachers, performers and those willing to share their education, experience and/or skills with our guests. Classes can be 30-60 minutes depending on the subject, and hands-on activities are highly wanted. For details and questions for 2019, please email Gretchen S. at gretchen@niagaraceltic.com. Limited spaces available.

Clan Village

All visiting clans will receive a 10x10 grounds space, with complementary FREE festival passes for everyone working in your space. Need tent, chairs, tables and/or electric? Call us for prices. We also make a donation to your clan for attending, to help with traveling costs (more for attending the entire weekend). You may bring whatever you'd like for display: costumes, albums, scrapbooks, maps, charts, photos and more. Bring membership forms and souvenirs for donations to your group. Need more space for larger displays? Just let us know ahead of time so we can reserve a larger space.

Email Tim & Chris N. at clans@niagaraceltic.com with questions.

Demonstrations & Groups

Niagara Celtic is filled with organizations, displays and other items unique to Celtic history and heritage.

Community Organizations & Societies

We are looking for historical and local organizations that are willing to participate in our festival. Your group does not have to be Celtic to participate. Contact Rebecca S. (email) for information, and to see if your organization fits our festival.


Do you have a skill that has some form of Celtic background? Please call us, we would love to have you participate in our festival (you may receive compensation for your travel and time). Demos we are looking for include: animal attractions & exhibits, historical reenactments, swordsmen & more. Call Beth B. (716) 778-5730 or email: beth@niagaraceltic.com.

Reenactors/ Living Historians

One of the more valued sights on the grounds are those who are dressed up to show another period of time and history in Celtic heritage. If you participate in a re-enactment group, please email Phil D.: phild@niagaraceltic.com.


All 2018 stages are full. Please be in touch if you want to be included as an option for 2019!

This includes: Pipe Bands, Dancers, Dance Schools, Bands, Solo Artists.

For your chance to be considered for the 2019 festival please mail us any information (demos, and/ or cds) you have about your group to help us make our decision. Our ability to listen to demos will improve your chances of being invited. Email: beth@niagaraceltic.com.

Niagara Celtic Heritage Festival
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6447 Phillips Rd. Burt, NY 14028

Highland Games Athletes

We accept all athletes from around the globe, including those who have never participated before. Contact Paul to get details about events, training, practice events, or to simply watch the many games held in the US and Canada throughout the year.

Please Note: For those who haven't participated in games before, it is required you have some training before entering any major events, including the games during the Niagara Celtic Heritage Festival. Please contact Paul for details on training and practice events.

Call Paul K. - 716.433.6727 (please leave a message and remember it may take time for Paul to reach you as he's very busy).

For 2019 options, view our Sponsorship Page.


We are honored to receive positive reviews & excellent comments from our attending vendors in our Marketplace and Food Courts. We work hard to see that our vendor's needs are met, whether it's having full water and electricity supplies or being located near the shade, etc. Contact us today for complete details on a festival guaranteed to leave your pockets full and your faces smiling!

2018 is booked. Please be in touch if you want to be included as an option for 2019!

New Vendors: Interested in joining our growing family? Please email us to have your questions answered about our prices, the festival itself and the area.

NOTICE: When emailing*: tell us your name, address & phone, along with what you plan to sell.

*Please contact us ONE WAY ONLY, by email preferably. It helps if we're not receiving emails, phone calls, Facebook messages, texts, etc., all within a few hours or days (which do not help your chances of being accepted, remember we are volunteers!).

If we are interested, we'll contact you and mail out a contract. Please be patient if you don't hear from us immediately...we will get in touch with you as soon as we can.


Marketplace: Elizabeth A. (email)

Food Court: Catherine B. (email)

PLEASE NOTE: Due to high volumes of requests, limited space availability and busy volunteer schedules, it will take time to receive a response!


Volunteers receive FREE entrance into the festival and food tickets based on shift length. Shifts are an average of 2-4 hours depending on the job, but you must work at least 4 hours to qualify for compensation.

**NOTE** Because the festival is this weekend, you can come straight to the Operations Gate at the festival and check in as a volunteer. The team can place you where best suited. You will need to work for at least 4 hours to gain free entry into the festival.

Click Here to learn more and sign up!

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