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2013
Sept. 13th & 14th

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13th Annual Niagara Celtic Heritage Festival & Highland Games
2013. A year of great music, great entertainment, great food, great attractions, great weather...and bugs?! Thanks so much for joining us for a very memorable weekend, and we're looking forward to everything planned for 2014 and beyond.

Food Court West

Alternative Grounds Caffe II

Baby Ribs

Big Bossman's BBQ & Catering

Billy's Beef

Black Willow Winery

Creekview Services

FlyWay Farm Maple Products

Franklin's Honey & Apples

Gaelic Libations West

The InFamous Welsh Cookie Co.

LAOH Tea Tent, Divisions I & II

McDuffie's Bakery

Sandee's

Seas the Day Seafood

Tammy Jo's Cafe

Tripleberry Farm


Food Court
East

Alternative Grounds Caffe I

Barker Chocolate Box

Black North Inn

Blooming Onion

Bonard's Village Gourmet & Applewood Hollow

Gaelic Libations East

Pete's Treats & Soft Ice Cream

Pizza Amore

We R Nuts

The Pavilion Stage
Boughton Hill Band
Catch & Release
Clann Na Cara
Feadan Or Pipe Band
Gates Keystone Club Police Pipes & Drums

Glengarry Bhoys
MacKenzie Highlanders' Pipes and Drums of Niagara Falls
McCarthyizm
McMahon School of Irish Dance
Niagara Frontier Fiddle Club
Penny Whiskey
Pyromancy
Rochester Scottish Pipes and Drums
Rochez Academy of Irish Dance
Schiehallion Dance Ensemble
Searson
Shannonside Ceili Dancers
Stone Row

The Glen Stage
1916
96th Highlanders Pipes & Drums of Jamestown
Callanach
Celtic Spirit Pipe Band
"D" Company Buffalo City Gordon Highlanders
Feadan Or Pipe Band
The Leftovers
Poor Ould Goat
Tom Keefer and Celtic Cross
Wingin' It

Celtic Arts Stage
Cairde
Irish Country Set Dancers
Kindred
Merry Mischief
Reardon & Garvey Band
Rush The Growler
Step In Time
Tom Callahan

Celtic College
Basics of Scottish Country Dance / with The Royal Scottish Country Dance Society
Dance Workshop: Limerick Style Sean Nos/ with Werner Ceusters and Anne Maroney
Genealogy & DNA Testing 101/ by BIGS, Buffalo Irish Genealogical Society
History of Buffalo's Old First Ward/ with Tim Bohen
Scottish Genealogy/ with Christine Woodcock
Irish Folklore/ with Tim Daly
Lessons in Bodhrán/ with Kirk McWhorter of Penny Whiskey
Scotland: In Words and Dance/ with Highland Dancer Andy Allan
Self-Publishing 101/ with Celtic Author Jeanne Treat
Tales of Ancient Irish Heroes/ with Tim Daly
Traditional Seisiun/ with guests and participants

Living History
13th Realm Reenactors
1745 Jacobite Rebellion/Clann Wolfe
Celtic Nature Studio
FAWA Ironwerks
The Medieval Stage
MacFarlane's Company
SHFT-Society of Historical & Fantasy Times
Sterling Invaders
Stony Meadows Alpaca
Tartarus Invictus, Buffalo Chapter of Dagohir
Woods Unlimited

Off Site Events
Niagara Celtic Pre-Party at The Lighthouse Grill-N-Spirits
2nd
Annual Darts Competition at Time Out Sports Bar & Grill
Rugby Game at Krull Park South
After-Ceilidh Party at The Lighthouse Grill-N-Spirits
Inaugural Niagara Celtic 5K

Kid's Corner
Arts & Crafts
Bubble Center
Castle Ring Toss
Face Painting
Irish Games
Miniature Golf
Pot O' Gold Toss
St. Andrew's Fishing Hole
Tables for coloring

PLUS
Stories from The Bard of Basswood
Newfane Masonic Lodge #73
Child Safety I.D. Program

Clan Row
Clan Barclay International
Clan Blair
Clan Claus Society
Clan Cummings
Clan Donnachaidh
Clan Forsyth Society
House of Gordon

Clan Graham
Clan Grant
Clan Gunn
Clan Hall Society
Clan Hamilton
Clan Henderson
Clan Hunter
Clan MacAlister
Clan MacDougal
Clan MacDuff Society of America, Inc.
Clan MacFarlane
Clan MacKay
Clan MacNeil
Clan MacPherson
Menzies Clan Society
Clan Ross
Scottish Heritage Society of Rochester
Scottish Heritage USA
Scottish Society of the Southern Tier

Clan Sinclair
Clan Stewart
Clan Turnbull
Clan Wallace

Animals
Dog Agility Demos with Judy Gregg
Gow Farm
Lakeview Animal Sanctuary

Morgan Eagle Falconry




The Marketplace

ATS Apparel

Backroads Creations

Bizarre Amazing & Magical Pottery (BAM)

Celtic Cottage

Celtic Crossroads/ Gray Dog Shoppe

Celtic Hearth

Chameleon Studios Leather

Charlie's

Creative Glass

Dragon Egg Productions

Dragonfly's Realm/ Clipclocks

Ella Rae Bowtique

Enchanted Shire

Essential Being Holistic
Studio & Bead Gaila

Henna Rising

Kilted Nation

Kiltshop.com

Lake Ontario Art Factory

La Wren's Nest

Lords of the Seas

LXR Travel

Marcia's Celtic Jewelry

McNerney's Irish Imports

Metal Lynx Creations

Mostly Celtic Beadwork

Mundo Images/ Aramel Soaps

Newfane VFW Post 8438

Niagara Celtic Souvenirs

Peggy's Gifts

PJ Knives & Supplies

Rencraft

S. Haney- Fine Art

ScottishStoreOnline.com

Shady Lady

Stitchnplaid

Valley of Field Herbals


The Promenade

Ancient Order of Hibernians

Brianna's Buddies

Buffalo Branch of The Royal Scottish Country Dance Society

Community Watch of Newfane

Daughters of Erin

Donald Mang- Author

Faith Lutheran Church

Lockport CARES Homeless Shelter

Marc Flanders- Author

Michael McCarthy Books New!

Newfane American Legion Post 873

Newfane Boys Lacrosse Club

NYS Office of Unclaimed Funds

Oxford Renaissance Festival

Treat Enterprises, Inc.

Wilson Newfane North Stars Hockey


Highland Games 2013 Schedule
Competitions included: Caber Pole Toss, Sheaf Toss,
Stone Throw, 56 lb weight for height, 28 lb. & 56 lb.
weight for distance

Saturday

Amateur Masters
Mens Masters
Womens Masters
Womens Open
50+ Mens Masters

Sunday

Amateur Mens
Mens Pro
Junior Division
Youth Boys
Youth Girls


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Sept. 15th & 16th

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12th Annual Niagara Celtic Heritage Festival & Highland Games
Thanks to everyone who came out and celebrated our 12th year with us! As our society members continue to grow and evolve the Niagara Celtic Heritage Festival, we're always filled with anticipation as we count down the days until September. For most of us, it's the most challenging thing we work on all year, using many or all of our talents. We use tons of energy year-round, and some of us work around the clock all summer, dedicating so much time and focus all for this one weekend. Two days that are filled with non-stop work, very little sleep and often few chances to grab a meal. And they go by in an instant, sometimes so fast we don't even see most of what we help execute.

And we wouldn't change a thing.

Food Court West

The Pavilion Stage
Boughton Hill Band
Catch & Release
Celtic Spirit Pipe Band, Inc.
Clann Na Cara
The Dady Bros.

"D" Company Buffalo City Gordon Highlanders
Glengarry Bhoys
Lochside Celtic Band
McCarthyizm
McMahon School of Irish Dance
Niagara Frontier Fiddle Club
Penny Whiskey
Pyromancy
Schiehallion Dance Ensemble

The Glen Stage
96th Highlanders Pipes & Drums of Jamestown
1916
Callanach
Gan Ainm
Genesee Valley Pipe Band
The Leftovers
MacKenzie Highlanders' Pipes and Drums of Niagara Falls
Merry Mischief
Poor Ould Goat
Rochester Scottish Pipes and Drums
Wingin' It

Celtic Arts Stage
Cairde
Clancy Brother's Tribute
Kindred
Merry Mischief
Rochester Comhaltas Dancers
Step In Time
Tim Daly, Seanachie
Tom Callahan

Celtic College
Basics of Scottish Country Dance / with The Royal Scottish Country Dance Society
Bodhrán for Beginners / with Penny Whiskey's Kirk McWhorter
Understanding Irish Genealogy / by BIGS, Buffalo Irish Genealogical Society
Intro. to Bellows Blown Bagpipes / with Jason Myers
Irish Language & Culture/ with Tiarnán De Freine
Our Legacy: A Study of Highland Dancing, Bagpipes and Robert Burns' Poetry / with Highland Dancer Andy Allan
Tales of Ancient Irish Heroes / with Tim Daly
The Art of Ceili Dancing / with Shannonside Dancers
Writing/ Publishing Process / with Author Jeanne Treat

Living History
13th Realm Reenactors
1745 Jacobite Rebellion/Clann Wolfe
FAWA Ironwerks
MacFarlane's Company
SHFT-Society of Historical & Fantasy Times
Sterling Invaders
Woods Unlimited

Off Site Events
Niagara Celtic Pre-Party at The Blarney Stone
1st Annual Niagara Celtic
Darts Competition at Time Out Sports Bar & Grill (Down the street from the festival)

Kid's Corner
Arts & Crafts
Bubble Center
Castle Ring Toss
Face Painting
Irish Games
Miniature Golf
Mini Highland Games Training Field
Pot O' Gold Toss
St. Andrew's Fishing Hole
Tables for coloring

PLUS
Newfane Boy's Lacrosse Kids Games
Stories from The Bard of Basswood
Newfane Masonic Lodge #73

Child Safety I.D. Program

Clan Row
Clan Barclay
Clan Blair
The Clan Claus Society
Clan Frasier
Clan Graham
Clan Grant
Clan Gunn
Clan Hall
Clan Henderson
Clan MacFarlane
Clan MacAlister New!
Clan Mac Gregor New!
Clan MacDuff New!
Clan MacKay
Clan MacNeil
Clan MacPherson New!
Clan Morrison
Clan Sinclair
Clan Turnbull
ATS Apparel
Buffalo Irish Genealogical Society (BIGS)
Clan Forsythe Society
Daughters of Erin
House of Gordon
Kiltshop.com New!
Menzies Clan Society New!
Niagara County Genealogical Society
Scottish Heritage Society of the Rochester Area, Inc.
Scottish Heritage USA

Animals
Gow Farm
Dog Agility Demos with Judy Gregg
Lakeview Animal Sanctuary




The Marketplace

Backroads Creations

Bizarre Amazing & Magical Pottery (BAM)

Celtic Cottage

Celtic Crossroads

Celtic Hearth

Charlie's

Creative Glass

Dragon Egg Productions

Dragonfly's Realm/ Clipclocks

Ella Rae Bowtique

Enchanted Shire

Essential Being Holistic
Studio & Bead Gaila

Henna Rising

King's Purse

Ki-Po Automotive

Lake Ontario Art Factory

Lords of the Seas

LXR Travel

Marcia's Celtic Jewelry

McNerney's Irish Imports

Metal Lynx Creations

Niagara Celtic Souvenirs

Peggy's Gifts

PJ Knives & Supplies

S. Haney- Fine Art New!

ScottishStoreOnline.com New!

Shady Lady

Stephenson Fine Clothing New!

Stitchnplaid

Valley of Field Herbals

Vero's Beaux Chapeau


The Promenade

Author Gerry Stafford New!

Brianna's Buddies

Faith Lutheran Church

Highland Titles New!

Ladies Ancient Order of Hibernians

Lockport Cares New!

Michael McCarthy Books New!

Morgan Eagle Falconry New!

Newfane American Legion Post 873

NYS Office of Unclaimed Funds

Rencraft New!

Royal Scottish Country Dance Society

Seasonal Creations

Treat Enterprises, Inc.

VFW Post 8438


Highland Games 2012 Schedule
Competitions included: Caber Pole Toss, Sheaf Toss, Stone Throw, 56 lb weight for height, 28 lb. & 56 lb. weight for distance

Saturday

Pro Masters
Am. Masters
Women Open

Sunday

Pro Mens
Am. Mens
Youth (16-17)
Includes both Youth/ Junior World Champions Competing


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Sept. 17th & 18th












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11th Annual Niagara Celtic Heritage Festival & Highland Games
Our eleventh year brought more surprises and excitement than we've ever had. A record number of guests visited us this year once again, so we know the secret is out: we are 'the festival that cannot be missed!' Well, we've been told that more than a few times anyways, and love that we aren't alone in feeling that sentiment!

We'd like to send endess gratitude to the hundreds of volunteers who come out in force each year to bring our festival to life. We realize how blessed we are to have such dedicated support, and as such we remain committed to executing this festival to the perfection you all deserve.

We're already counting the days to the next festival: 9.15.2012! Until then, our committees will continue to make improvements and infuse the grounds with even more heritage and history. So until then, have a wonderful eleven months!

Congratulations to our door prize winners, including those who won tickets to see Celtic Thunder at Shea's!

Food Court West

Alternative Grounds Caffe I

Baby Ribs featuring the late Mrs. Ribs

Big Bossman's BBQ

Billy's Beef

Black Willow Winery

Creekview Services

The Donut Lodge

FlyWay Farm Maple Products

Franklin Honey & Apples

Gaelic Libations West

The Haggis Man

House of Munch

The inFamous Welsh Cookie Co.

Lake Effect Ice Cream

LAOH Tea Tent

Sandee's Bakery

Schwartz Top Foods

Tammy Jo's Cafe

Tropical Ice


Food Court
East
Alternative Grounds Caffe II

Barker Chocolate Box

Gaelic Libation's Tent II

McDuffie's Bakery

Seas the Day Seafood

Sweet Melody's

The Pavilion Stage
The Town Pants
Glengarry Bhoys
Penny Whiskey
Roger Drawdy and The Firestarters

McMahon School of Irish Dance
Lochside Celtic Band
Schiehallion Scottish Dancers
Niagara Frontier Fiddle Club
Boughton Hill Band
Rochez Academy of Irish Dance
Clann Na Cara
Catch & Release

The Glen Stage
The Town Pants
Roger Drawdy and The Firestarters
Stone Row
The Leftovers

Pipe Bands
96th Highlanders Pipes & Drums of Jamestown
Celtic Spirit Pipe Band, Inc.
"D" Company Buffalo City Gordon Highlanders
Gates Keystone Police Pipes & Drums of Rochester
MacKenzie Highlanders' Pipes and Drums of Niagara Falls

Celtic Arts Stage
Tom Callahan
Tim Daly, Seanache
Cairde
Kindred
Merry Mischief
Step In Time
Clancy's Tribute
Rush The Growler

Town Commons
13th Realm Reenactors
Bards of Bruery

Black Face Scottish Sheep and other animals from Gow Farm
Brianna's Buddies
Clan Wolfe

Daughters of Erin
Donald J. Mang, Author
Dog Agility Demonstrations by Judy Gregg
Faith Lutheran Church of Newfane
Habitat for Humanity

MacFarlane's Company
Masonic Lodge Safety I.D. Program
Newfane American Legion Post
873

Newfane Women's Lacrosse Club
Niagara County Genealogical Society
Niagara County Historian

Pony Rides by Lakeview Animal Sanctuary
Royal Scottish Country Dance Society
Sterling Invaders
Society of Historical & Fantasy Times (SHFT)
Tales from Torvoldr the Viking
The 13th Realm

TreeMan Stories by The Bard of Basswood

Celtic College
A Seanachie's Tale / Tim Daly
The Art of Irish Step / Shannonside Ceili Dancers
Author Hour / Jeanne Treat
Bodhran for Beginners / The Firestarter's John McBride
Genealogy 101 / Michele Kratts, from The Lewiston Public Library
Irish Gaelic: A Study /
Tiarnan DeFreine, Irish Gaelic Speaker
Jig for Beginners / The Rochez School of Irish Dance

Magic! / Anello Arts
Our Legacy: A Study of Highland Dancing, Bagpipes and Robert Burns' Poetry / with Highland Dancer Andy Allan & Bagpiper Mark kelly

Krull Park South
Soccer Game: Celtic United vs. Aurora Ajax

Kid's Corner
Arts & Crafts
Bubble Center
Castle Ring Toss
Face Painting
Irish Games
Miniature Golf
Mini Highland Games Training Field
Pot O' Gold Toss
St. Andrew's Fishing Hole
Tables for coloring

Clan Row
Clan Barclay
Clan Blair
Clan Claus
Clan Donald
Clan
Fraser
Clan Graham
Clan Grant
Clan Gunn
Clan H
all
Clan MacFarlane
Clan Morrison
Clan Sinclair
Clan Stuart
Clan Turnbull
House of Gordon
Rochester Scottish Heritage Society
Scottish Heritage
USA Society



The Marketplace

The Amethyst Rose

ATS Apparel

Backroads Creations

Bizarre Amazing & Magical Pottery (BAM)

Celtic Crossroads / Gray Dog Shoppe

Celtic Hearth / Diva Hick / Zombie Quaker Crafts

Celtic Nature Studio

The Celtic Cottage

Charlie's

Creative Glass

Dragon Egg Productions

Dragonfly Realm / Clip Clocks

Ella Rae Bowtique

Enchanted Shire

Essential Being and Bead Gala

Henna Rising

The King's Purse

Lake Ontario Art Factory

Lords of the Seas

LXR Travel

Marcia's Jewelry

McNierney's Irish Imports

Metal Lynx Creations

Mostly Celtic Beadwork

Niagara Celtic Souvenirs

Peggy's Gifts

PJ Knives & Supplies

Seasonal Creations

Shady Lady

Singer Farm Naturals

Stitchnplaid

Valley of Field Herbals

Vero's Beaux Chapeau

Visions of Sugar Plums

VFW Post 8438

Woods Unlimited

 

Highland Games 2011 Schedule
Competitions included: Caber Pole Toss, Sheaf Toss, Stone Throw, 56 lb weight for height,
28 lb. & 56 lb. weight for distance

Saturday

Mens Am Masters
Mens Pro Masters
Mens Novice Masters

Sunday

Men's Am
Men's Pro
Women's Open
Youth

 


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2010
Sept. 18th & 19th

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claus

crowd

pennywhiskey

sterlinginvader

guest

guns

staff

athlete

dogs

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10th Annual Niagara Celtic Heritage Festival & Highland Games
How blessed we are! We thank each and every person who attended our 10th Annual Festival, from the workers, volunteers and performers to all the guests. Two full days of beautiful weather added to the spectacular weekend we all shared. Even though our grounds doubled in size, word came from all over how full and busy the festival was. Nothing could be truer on Saturday, with a record-smashing number of attendees!
This total is more than we could have ever dreamed of, back in 2001 as we struggled to execute our first festival. Now, as we look ahead to the next ten years and beyond, we cannot wait to share even more of our Celtic Heritage with everyone. Thanks to everyone for your continued support in helping us achieve our goals and make our wishes come true. See you in 2011 :)

New Additions :

Official Grounds Expansion to include Krull Park South, a West Scotch Encampment and an East Food Court

A third entertainment venue, The Glen.

The Landing of Bonnie Prince Charlie and the
subsequent Jacobite Rebellion

The 13th Realm's Saturday Night Medival Dinner

Highland Games 2010 Schedule
Competitions included: Caber Pole Toss, Sheaf Toss, Stone Throw, 56 lb weight for height,
28 lb. & 56 lb. weight for distance

Saturday

Pro Masters Men
Am Masters Men

Sunday

Men's Pro
Men's Am
Women's Open
Youth


Food Court West

Alternative Grounds Cafe

Big Bossman's BBQ Catering

Billy's Beef

Black Willow Winery

The Donut Lodge

Fly Way Farm Maple Products

Franklin Honey & Apples

Gaelic Libations Tent

The Haggis Man

The inFamous Welsh Cookie Company

Lake Effect Ice Cream

LAOH Tea Tent

Sandee's Bakery

Schwartz Top's Foods

Singer Farm Naturals

Tammy Jo's Cafe

Tropical Ice

Visions of Sugar Plums

Food Court East
Alternative Grounds Cafe II

Barker Chocolate Box

Gaelic Libation's Tent II

McDuffie's Bakery

Seas The Day

Sweet Melody's

The Pavilion Stage
Saturday:
Merry Mischief
Boughton Hill Band
Gordon Highlanders Pipe Band
The Dustmen
McMahon School of Irish Dance

Saturday Evening Ceilidh:
Opened by: Penny Whiskey
McMahon School of Irish Dance
Headlined by: The Town Pants

Sunday:
Niagara Frontier Fiddle Club
Schiehallion Scottish Dancers
Lochside Celtic Band
Rochez Academy of Irish Dance
McCarthy School of Irish Dance
Celtic Spirit Bagpipe Band
Seven Nations


The Glen Stage
96th Highlanders Pipe Band
Catch 'N Release
Finger Lakes Bagpipe Band
The Leftovers
MacKenzie Highlanders Pipe Band
The Dady Bros.

Stone Row
Wild Geese

Pipe Bands
96th Highlanders Pipes & Drums of Jamestown
Celtic Spirit Pipe Band, Inc.
Finger Lakes Bagpipe Band
Gordon Highlanders' Pipe Band
MacKenzie Highlanders' Pipes and Drums of Niagara Falls

The Marketplace

ATS Apparel

Backroads Creations

Bizarre Amazing & Magical Pottery (BAM)

The Celtic Cottage

Charlie's

Clipclocks

Creative Glass

Dragon Egg Productions

Dragonfly Realm

Enchanted Shire

Essential Being

Gray Dog Toys & Treats & Celtic Crossroads

Henna Rising

The King's Purse

Lords of the Seas

LXR Travel

Marcia's Jewelry

McNierney's Irish Imports

Metal Lynx Creations

Mostly Celtic Beadwork

Niagara Celtic Souvenirs

NYS Office of Unclaimed Funds

Orlean's Dulcimers

Peggy's Gifts

Plum Creek Staff Co.

PJ Knives & Supplies

Stitchnplaid

Soldier Boy Miniatures

Under The Mystical Moon

Valley of Field Herbals

Vero's Beaux Chapeau

VFW Post 8438

Town Commons
Bards of Bruery
Black Face Scottish Sheep and other animals from Gow Farm
Chain Maile Demonstrations by Metal Lynx
Dog Agility Demonstrations by Judy Gregg
Falconry, by Striking Distance Exotics
Jacobite Rebellion with Clan Wolfe
Ladies Ancient Order of Hibernians (LAOH)
Lakeview Animal Sanctuary
MacFarlane's Company
Pony Rides by Lakeview Animal Sanctuary
Sterling Invaders
Study of Historical & Fantasy Times (SHFT)
Tales from Torvoldr the Viking
The 13th Realm

TreeMan Stories by The Bard of Basswood

Celtic Arts Stage
Tom Callahan
Tim Daly, Seanache
Cairde
Kindred
Merry Mischief
Step In Time
Dulcimer Demo by Orleans Dulcimers
Reardon & Garvey
Royal Scottish Country Dancers
Tiarnan DeFreine, Irish Gaelic Speaker

with traditional seisuns
Krull Park South
Rugby Match with Lockport Rugby Club
Soccer Game with Buffalo Celtics
Kid's Corner
Arts & Crafts
Bubble Center
Castle Ring Toss
Face Painting
Irish Games
Miniature Golf
Mini Highland Games Training Field
Pot O' Gold Toss
St. Andrew's Fishing Hole
Tables for coloring

Clan Row
Clan Barclay International
Clan Claus
Clan Donald
Clan Donnachaidt (donna-key)
Clan Graham
Clan Grant
Clan Gunn
Clan Henderson
Clan MacFarlane
Clan Menzies Society of North America
Clan Morrison
Clan McNeill
Clan Ross
Clan S
inclair
Clan Turnbull
Scottish Heritage Society of Rochester
Scottish Heritage Society of
USA
St. Andrew's Society of Albany


Heritage Row
Donald J. Mang, Author
Faith Lutheran Church of Newfane
Jeanne Treat, Author
Niagara Celtic Baking Competition
Niagara County Historian's Office
Royal Scottish Country Dancing Society, Buffalo Branch
Western New York Genealogical Society

NCHS Baking Competition Winners
Saturday: Guinness & Ales
1st Place: Callan Robinson (Banana Bread)
2nd Place: Cindy Jex (Cupcakes)
3rd Place: Anitra Lahey
Fairgoer's Favorite: Callan Robinson

Sunday: Shortbread
1st Place Traditional: Barbara Schiffert
1st Place: Non-Traditional: Angela Williams-Taggart
2nd Place: Victoria Paterson
Fairgoer's Favorite:
Angela Williams-Taggart


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Sept. 19th & 20th

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9th Annual Niagara Celtic Heritage Festival & Highland Games
How blessed we were with such amazing weather! Warm, sunny days are as rare in the UK
as they are in Western New York, yet there we were in the middle of a set of them. The end
result (as anyone who attended can attest) was a record number of guests. Everyone working
at the festival had a wonderful time seeing old friends from years' past and meeting many
new ones. The talk filling the air, about our guests from volunteers, included the wonderful
costumes, cute dogs, amazing visitor participation and of course, the wonderful members of
Ohio's Clan Claus.

At the end of the weekend, we celebrated the festival's great success after hours, weeks and months
of hard work. We hope that everyone who visited us agrees that the weekend was fun, amazing,
surprising and exciting. Now, as we prepare for our tenth year, we cannot wait to out-do ourselves
once more. And of course we look forward to seeing old and
new friends all over again!

New Additions :

Soccer & Rugby Games played off-site in
Krull Park's South Field
s

Niagara British Car Club's Show

Stone Row performed off-site at The Lighthouse Grill-N-Spirits

Sunday Night Closing Ceremonies Concert, starring The Town Pants

Highland Games 2009 Schedule
Competitions included: Caber Pole Toss, Sheaf Toss, Stone Throw, 56 lb weight for height,
28 lb. & 56 lb. weight for distance

Saturday

Pro Masters Men
Am Masters Men

Sunday

Pro Masters Men
Am Masters Men
Women's Open
Youth


Food Court

Anthony J's

Billy's Beef

Flyway Farm Maple Products

Franklin Honey & Apples

Gaelic Libation's Tent

The inFamous Welsh Cookie Company

Lake Effect Ice Cream

LAOH Tea Tent

Mrs. Ribs

Sandee's Bakery

Schwartz Top's Foods

Tammy Jo's Cafe

Tropical Ice

The Main Stage

Saturday:
Lochside Celtic
Boughton Hill Band
Poor Ould Goat
TreeMan Storytelling
McMahon School of Irish Dance

Saturday Evening Ceilidh:
Opened by: Celtic Spirit Pipe Band
McMahon School of Irish Dance
Headlined by: Penny Whiskey

Sunday:
Merry Mischief
O'Sullivan Academy of Irish Dance
Clann Na Cara Irish Dancers
The Dustmen
McCarthy School of Irish Dance
Schaiehallion Scottish Dancers
The Town Pants

Kid's Corner
Arts & Crafts
Bubble Center
Castle Ring Toss
Face Painting
Irish Games
Miniature Golf
Mini Highland Games Training Field
Pot O' Gold Toss
St. Andrew's Fishing Hole
Tables for coloring

Pipe Bands

96th Highlanders Pipes & Drums of Jamestown

Celtic Spirit Pipe Band, Inc.

Gordon Highlanders' Pipe Band

MacKenzie Highlanders' Pipes and Drums of Niagara Falls

The Marketplace

Backroads Creations

The Celtic Cottage

Charlie's

Clipclocks (with Fantasia)

Carol Ann Piazza

Dragon Egg Productions

Enchanted Shire

Essential Being Holistic Studio

Fantasia

Grey Dog Toys & Treats

Henna Rising

IlluminaTae Celtic Beadwork

Jan's Jambalaya

The King's Purse

Lords of the Seas

LXR Travel, Inc

Marcia's Jewelry

McNierney Imports

Metal Lynx Creations

Niagara Celtic Festival Souvenirs

Orleans Dulcimers

Pampered Chef

PJ Knives & Supplies

Red Headed Girl

Scottish Gourmet USA

Seasonal Creations

Soldier Boy Miniatures

Under The Mystical Moon

Valley of Field Herbals

Visions of Sugar Plums

Town Commons

Bards of Bruery

Black Face Scottish Sheep and other animals from Gow Farm

British Car Show with Niagara British Car Club

Buffalo & District Soccer League

Chain Maile Demonstrations by Metal Lynx

Dog Demonstrations of Flyball & Agility by Greggs

Falconry, by Striking Distance Exotics

Habitat for Humanity of Newfane

Ladies Ancient Order of Hibernians (LAOH)

MacFarlane's Company

Pony Rides from Lakeview Animal Sanctuary

Rugby Match with Lockport Rugby Club

Shetland Sheep from Whispering Pines

Sterling Invaders

Society of Historical & Fantasy Times (SHFT)

The 13th Realm

Treeman's Stories by Franklin LaVoie

Clan Row

Clan Barclay
Clan Blair
Clan Donald
Clan Donnachaidh
Clan Graham
Clan Grant
Clan Gunn
Clan Henderson

Clan Lockhart
Clan MacFarlane
Clan Mackay
Clan McNeill
Clan Morrison
Clan Stewart
Clan Turnbull
House of Crawford (Clan Crawford, Clan Johnston/e,
Clan Wallace Society Worldwide)
Scottish Heritage Society of Rochester
Scottish Society of America
St. Andrew's Society of Albany

Celtic Arts Centre & Stage

Cairde
Tom Callahan
Tim Daly
Kindred
Merry Mischief
Reardon & Garvey

Step in Time
Stone Row Trio
Sessions (Open music jam)


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8th Annual Niagara Celtic Heritage Festival & Highland Games
Once every Autumn, in the wee hours of the morning, a place known as Krull Park is transformed
into a village, complete with a market, town commons, tavern, farm, theater and more. Tourists who
journey here are enchanted by the villagers, who love to share their music, food, dancing, wares and
history to everyone they meet. It is a wonderful time shared by all who gather.

And shortly after, as the sun begins to set the village disappears, leaving no trace of its existence.
The park is once again a park, and everyone returns home, with little more than their wonderful
memories. But they all know the village will return again, just as it does every year. So until that
time we all wait, looking forward to coming together and celebrating the great Celtic heritage we
all share. Certainly you can wonder then...is the festival our own Brigadoon?

We'd like to thank all who participated and joined us for our eighth year of celebrating Celtic culture
at our festival. We are looking forward to celebrating with everyone again in 2009 and every year beyond.
See you in Autumn when our village returns!

New Additions :

1st Annual Baking Competition

An expanded Town Commons, including reenactors, a blacksmith and a spinner

Festival Shuttle around Olcott

Highland Games 2008 Schedule
Competitions included: Caber Pole Toss, Sheaf Toss, Stone Throw, 56 lb weight for height,
28 lb. & 56 lb. weight for distance

Saturday

Pro Masters Men
Am Masters Men
Women's Demo

Sunday

Open/ Pro Men
Men's Amateur
Women's Open

Food Court

Billy's Beef

Blooming Onion from
Schwartz Top's Foods

Festival Beer Tent

Flyway Farm Maple Products

Franklin Honey & Apples

The inFamous Welsh Cookie Company

Lake Effect Ice Cream

LAOH Tea Tent

Mrs. Ribs

Ms. Goodies

Sandee's Bakery

Tammy Jo's Cafe

The Middleport Basket Factory

Visions of Sugar Plums

The Main Stage

Saturday:
Poor Ould Goat
TreeMan Storytelling
Boughton Hill Band
The Dustmen
McMahon School of Irish Dance

Saturday Evening Ceilidh:
Opened by: Penny Whiskey
McMahon School of Irish Dance
Headlined by: Emish

Sunday:
Merry Mischief
McCarthy School of Irish Dance
Audrey Watkins Highland Dance Academy
Lochside Celtic
Celtic Spirit Pipe Band
O'Sullivan Academy of Irish Dance
Clann Na Cara Irish Dancers

Children's Area

Arts & Crafts
Castle Ring Toss
Dragon Ball W
Finn MacCool's Horseshoe Toss

Miniature Golf
Mini Highland Games Training Field
Potato Relay
Pot O' Gold Toss
St. Andrew's Fishing Hole
Tables for coloring
Welsh Leek Toss

Pipe Bands

96th Highlanders Pipes & Drums of Jamestown

Caledonian Pipes & Drums of Buffalo

Celtic Spirit Pipe Band, Inc.

Gordon Highlanders' Pipe Band

MacKenzie Highlanders' Pipes and Drums of Niagara Falls

Pipes and Drums of Lindsay, from Ontario, Canada

The Marketplace

Backroads Creations

The Blarney Stone

The Celtic Cottage

Celtic Crossroads

Celtic Treasures

Charlie's

Dragon Egg Productions

Enchanted Shire

Essential Being Holistic Studio

Gray Dog Toys & Treats

Henna Rising

IlluminaTae

Irish Marketplace

Jan Ferries'
Handcrafted Baskets

Kelly's Country Store

The King's Purse

Leather and Lace

Lords of the Seas

LXR Travel, Inc.

Marcia's Jewelry

Metal Lynx Creations

Niagara Celtic Souvenirs

Orleans Dulcimers

Peggy's Gifts

PJ Knives & Supplies

Red Headed Girl

Seasonal Creations

Serendipity Creations

Soldier Boy Miniatures

Under The Mystical Moon

Valley of Field Herbals

Town Commons

13th Century Reenactors

Black Face Scottish Sheep and other animals from Gow Farm

Celtic Music Theory Workshops

Chain Maile Demonstrations by Metal Lynx

Dog Demonstrations of Flyball & Agility by Greggs

Kim Fuller, Spinner

Ladies Ancient Order of Hibernians (LAOH)

Livonia Smithery, Blacksmith

MacFarlane's Company

Pony Rides from Lakeview Animal Sanctuary

Shetland Sheep from Whispering Pines

Sterling Invaders

Study of Historical & Fantasy Times (SHFT)

Traveling Minstrels from Penny Whiskey

Treeman Storytelling

Clan Row

Clan Blair
Clan Forsythe
Clan Graham
Clan Grant
Clan Gunn
Clan Henderson
The House of Crawford
Clan Johnston
Clan MacFarlane
Clan Morrison
Rochester Scottish Heritage Society
Clan Stewart
Clan Turnbull
Clan Wallace
Celtic Arts Centre & Stage

Cairde
Genealogy Department of the Lewiston Library
Hobson's Choice
Jeanna Treat
Kindred
Merry Mischief
Reardon & Garvey

Step in Time
Swallow Tail Trio
Sessions (Open music jam)
Tim Daly- Seanachie

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7th Annual Niagara Celtic Heritage Festival & Highland Games
Holding a festival in autumn, one can never guess the weather. We do what we can to prepare for anything as we hope for sunny skies. On our seventh year, society members and volunteers set-up the festival Friday and Saturday, fighting together against enormous wind gusts and bitterly cold temperatures. Early on that chilly Saturday morning, as volunteers raced to repair and complete set-up with less time than ever before, there was a silent fear that the weather would scare many away. But by noon those worries disappeared, as so many of you ignored the wind and cold and passed through our newly designed Front Entrance. The wonderful dedication to our festival by thousands who attended was a truly wonderful blessing, which each member of the society will never take for granted. There is no way to extend our thanks to so many who ignored the weather and joined us to celebrate! By Saturday evening, the Ceilidh was well underway, and both Penny Whiskey and The Town Pants thrilled fans and newcomers alike with their amazing performances. We look forward to them joining us in future festivals!

Early Sunday morning the wind had died away, and the sun returned. The crowds kept right on coming, helping us celebrate one more day of celtic heritage. Never before have the cheers from the stands at the Highland Games actually drowned out performances on the Main Stage! And no one who stood in the Pavilion when Celtic Spirit Pipe Band took the stage will ever forget their breathtaking performance. We thank so many participants who come each year, and bring their own special surprises.

So again, we thank all who joined us during our seventh year. There are many exciting new additions already planned for 2008, and we can't wait until next September to begin this wonderful festival all over again. And as for the unpredictable fall weather in New York: rain or shine, wind or even snow...BRING IT ON!

Some Things New & Different:

An expanded Food Court

Character Search Contest by author Jeanne Treat,
for a sequel to her novel Dark Birthright.

The Celtic Arts Centre & Stage

More Historical Demonstrations and Re-enactments

Highland Games 2007 Schedule
Competitions included: Caber Pole Toss, Sheaf Toss, Stone Throw, 56 lb weight for height, 28 lb. & 56 lb. weight for distance

Saturday

Pro Masters Men
Am Masters Men
Women's Demo

Sunday

Open/ Pro Men
Men's Amateur
Women's Open

Food Court

Festival Beer Tent

Flyway Farm

Franklin Honey & Apples

The inFamous Welsh Cookie Company

LAOH Tea Tent

Mad Dog's Mini Mart Beverage Tent

Mrs. Ribs

Sandee's Bakery

Tammy's Kitchen

Tropical Ice

Visions of Sugar Plums

The Main Stage

Saturday:
Poor Ould Goat
Royal Scottish Country Dance Society
The Dustmen

Saturday Evening Ceilidh:
Opened by: Penny Whiskey
Headlined by: The Town Pants

Sunday:
Boughton Hill Band
Clann Na Cara Irish Dancers
McMahon School of Irish Dance
Schiehallion scottish Dancers
Step in Time

Children's Area

Arts & Crafts
Castle Ring Toss
Dragon Ball W
Finn MacCool's Horseshoe Toss

Miniature Golf
Mini Highland Games
Potato Relay
Pot O' Gold Toss
St. Andrew's Fishing Hole
Tables for coloring
Welsh Leek Toss

Pipe Bands

96th Highlanders Pipes & Drums of Jamestown

Caledonian Pipes & Drums of Buffalo

Celtic Spirit Pipe Band, Inc.

Gordon Highlanders' Pipe Band

MacKenzie Highlanders' Pipes and Drums of Niagara Falls

The Marketplace

Backroads Creations

The Candleman
w/ Paradise Bay Driftwood Co.

Celtic Weave

The Celtic Cottage

Charlie's

Dragon Egg Productions

Enchanted Shire

Gray Dog Toys & Treats

Jennifer Regan Jewelry

Lady & the Lake Productions

L & D Enterprises

Mary McAndrew Fine Art

Metal Lynx

Niagara Celtic Souvenirs

Norah's Heritage Gift Shoppe

Orleans Dulcimers

PJ Knives & Supplies

Red Headed Girl

Serendipity Creations

Soldier Boy Miniatures

Something Else Studio

The King's Purse

The Travel Team Inc.

Unique Gifts

Valley of Field Herbals

W inc. Jewelry

Town Commons

Ancient Order of Hibernians

Black Face Scottish Sheep from Gow Farm

Chain Maile Demonstrations by Metal Lynx

Dog Demonstrations of Flyball & Agility by Greggs

Franklin LaVoie: Tree Man

Greater Niagara Newspapers

Habitat for Humanity: Newfane Initiative

Ladies Ancient Order of Hibernians

MacFarlane's Company

Newfane High School Field Hockey

Niagara County Genealogical Society

Pony Rides by Spirit Wind Farm,
and Lakeview Animal Sanctuary

The Sylvan Kingdom of Aethelmearc (SCA)

Clan Row

Clan Blair
Clan Grant
Clan Gunn
Clan Keith
Clan MacFarlane
Clan Morrison
Clan Turnbull
Rochester Scottish Heritage Society
Celtic Arts Centre & Stage

Cairde
Mary Lester
Merry Mischief
Reardon & Garvey

Tim Daly- Seanachie
Seamus McMahon-Aauthor
Swallow Tail Trio
Sessions (Open music jam)

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6th Annual Niagara Celtic
Heritage Festival & Highland Games
In 2001 the Niagara Celtic Heritage Festival undertook their dream that Historic Olcott Beach would be the perfect location to host a Celtic festival. One where everyone around the globe could join together in the various Celtic traditions and celebrate this wonderful heritage. But each year as we worked countless hours to prepare for the big fall weekend, we all couldn't help but quietly wonder, was it a possibility or just a dream? Would others want to celebrate at a local Celtic festival as much as our vilunteers? It was in this, our sixth year that you (attendees & participants) answered back with a resounding YES! We deeply wish to thank everyone for the wonderful success that Niagara Celtic found this year, with a special THANK YOU to our volunteers. Many of our volunteers worked all day with few or no breaks just to help keep everything in order. We couldn't have done it all without you!
Preparations are already underway for our seventh festival, and we look forward to seeing you all back in Krull Park in September!

Many NEW 2006 additions! (just a few here)

Expanded Children's Area & Activities

The Festival Grounds almost doubled!

More Historical Demonstrations and Re-enactments!

The party continued down the street at Lighthouse Grill-N-Spirits
with live Celtic music,
including Busted Stuff (Friday)
and Gregg Sansone (Saturday)!

Food Court

Niagara Celtic Beer Tent

Flyway Farm

Franklin's Kettle Korn

The inFamous Welsh Cookie Company

LAOH Tea Tent

Mad Dog's Mini Mart
Beverage Tent

Mrs. Coffee

Phat Dog Concessions

Sandee's Bakery

Sonntagg Concessions

Tammy Kish's Scottish Foods

The Main Stage

Boughton Hill
Cairde
IAD FEIN:
Song and Story
McCarthy School of Irish Dance
McMahon School of Irish Dance
Penny Whiskey
Royal Scottish Country Dance Society
Schiehallion Scottish Dancers
The Dustmen
Tom Callahan w/ Sheila Stratton-Peel

Children's Area

Character Photo Peepholes
Craft Tables

Fishing
Castle Ring Toss
Games

Miniature Golf
Mini Highland Games
Wee Ones' Daily Parades

Special Guests:
Chatterbox the Clown
Magician Sal

Pipe Bands

Caledonian Pipes & Drums of Buffalo

Celtic Spirit

Gordon Highlanders

MacKenzie Highlanders

The Marketplace

The Celtic Cottage

Celtic Cow

Charlie's

Enchanted Shire

Full Moon Works

Gray Dog Toys & Treats

Jennifer Regan Jewelry

J/N Gifts

King's Handbags

L & D Enterprises

Mary McAndrew Fine Art

Metal Lynx

Norah's Heritage Gift Shoppe

Orleans Dulcimers

Peggy's Gifts

PJ Knives & Supplies

Soldier Boy Miniatures

Niagara Celtic Souvenirs

The Travel Team Inc.

Unique Gifts

Valley of Field Herbals

W Jewelry

Town Commons

Clan Blair
Clan Grant
Clan Gunn
Clan Keith
Clan MacFarlane
Clan Morrison
Clan Turnbull
Rochester Scottish Heritage

Ancient Order of Hibernians
Chain Maile Demonstrations by Metal Lynx
Company H 49th NYS Regiment
Dog Demonstrations of Flyball & Agility by Greggs
Erie Canal Discovery Center
Greater Niagara Newspapers
Habitat for Humanity
Ladies Ancient Order of Hibernians
Lockport Athletics & Fitness Club
MacFarlane's Company
Newfane High School Field Hockey
Niagara County Historical Society
Pony Rides by Spirit Wind Farm
SCA
WLVL-1340AM

The Culture Tent:

Tim Daly- Seanachie
Seamus McMahon-Aauthor
Reardon & Garvey-Music

Step in Time-Music
Dr. Jim Ward-Stories & Readings
Sheila Stratton-Peel-Scottish Genealogy
Diana Straube-Irish Genealogy
Sessions (Open music jam)


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5th Annual Niagara Celtic
Heritage Festival & Highland Games
Our fifth year marked our 5th Annual Festival, and with that came many surprises, including some we didn't plan! The Ceilidh was quite a spectacle, with the birthday cake and glow necklaces only adding to the enormous bonfire and wonderful music. The weekend's sunny weather also helped make our festival truly memorable. After five amazing years seeing this festival grow, we sent a thanks and wish to all with our 2005 blessing: 'May the dreams you hold dearest, be those which come true.'

NEW to 2005: (just a few)
Ceilidh Bonfires beginning noon Saturday
Culture Tent
Schiehallion Scottish Dancers
Treasure Hunt w/ prizes
The Party continued both days down the street at
Lighthouse Grill-N-Spirits
with live Celtic music!

Food Court

Barker Lions Club

Danny Sheehan's Steakhouse

Flyway Farm

Franklin's Kettle Korn

Havsumfun Concessions

The inFamous Welsh Cookie Co.

LAOH Tea Tent

Mrs. Coffee

The Niagara Wine Trail:
Niagara Landing
Vizcarra Vineyards
The Winery at Marjim Manor

Phat Dog Concessions

Refreshment Tent

Tammy Kish's Scottish Foods

The Main Stage

Boughton Hill Band

Buffalo Irish Arts Society

CnE Ceile Band

The Dustmen

IAD FEIN
Song and Story

McCarthy School of Irish Dance

Penny Whiskey

Schiehallion Scottish Dancers

Children's Area

Character Peepholes for Photo Ops

Craft Tables


Fishing

Castle Bounce House

Games


Miniature Golf

Mini Highland Games
w/ The popular Sheep Toss!

Pipe Bands

Braemar

Caledonian Pipes & Drums of Buffalo

Celtic Spirit

Gordon Highlanders

MacKenzie Highlanders

The Marketplace

Carol's Costumes

The Celtic Cottage

Celtic Cow

Charlie's

Enchanted Shire

Full Moon Works

Gray Dog Toys & Treats

Jennifer Regan
Jewelry

King's Collectibles

L & D Enterprises

Mary McAndrew artist

McNerney Irish Imports

Metal Lynx

Mithra's Shield Co.

Norah's Heritage Gift Shoppe

Orleans Dulcimers

PJ Knives & Supplies

The Soap Rack

Soldier Boy Miniatures

Souvenirs from Niagara Celtic

The Travel Team Inc.

Unique Gifts

Town Commons

Clan Blair

Clan MacFarlane

Chain Maile Demonstrations by Metal Lynx

Dog Demonstrations of Flyball & Agility by Greggs

Habitat for Humanity

Ladies Ancient Order of Hibernians

Lockport Athletics & Fitness Club

MacFarlane's Company

Newfane High School Field Hockey

Niagara County Historian Christine Derby

Olcott Beach Carousel Park Committee

The Culture Tent:

Tim Daly- Seanachie
Dr. Jim Ward
Margaret McGrath


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4th Annual Niagara Celtic
Heritage Festival & Highland Games
What an extraordinary weekend! We'd like to thank everyone who visited our special two day event. This festival could not go on without the hundreds of entertainers, vendors, volunteers, athletes and visitors. We are all very excited for next year's festival ~see you in 2005 for our fifth birthday!

NEW additions in 2004:
Border Collie Demonstrations
Castle Bounce House for Children's Area
Information Center
Kids 12 & Under are FREE!
Pipe Bands all weekend!
Research your family history
Food Court
Bruce Parker's Seafood
Franklin Kettle Corn
LAOH Tea Tent
Mariner's Landing Restaurant
Mrs. Coffee
Refreshment Tent
Sun Splash Video w/ Clarendon Cheesecakes
Tammy Kish's Scottish Foods

The inFamous Welsh Cookie Co.
The Main Stage
CnE
Innisfree Dancers & Comhaltas Ceoltori Musicians
Kindred
Turnstyles
Harp Players
McCarthy School of Irish Dance
Rochez Academy of Irish Dance
The Dustmen
Scottish SwordDancing Demo
Children's Area
Mini Highland Games
newly added: Sheep Toss
Castle Bounce House
Craft Tables
Games & Prizes
The Marketplace
Albion Swords
Celtic Cottage
Enchanted Shire
Havsumfun Inflatables
Gray Dog Toys & Treats
Knotty by Nature
L & D Enterprises
Metal Lynx
Mithra's Shield Company
Norah's Irish Imports
Orleans Dulcimers
Piazza's Costumes & Chain Maile
PJ Knives & Supplies
Soldier Boy Miniatures
Stone Thistle
The Soap Rack
Unique Gifts
Town Commons
Agility Border Collie Demonstrations
by Positive Pet Training
Chain Maile Demonstrationsby Metal Lynx
Clan Blair
Clan Grant
Ladies Ancient Order of the Hibernians
Lockport Rugby Club
MacFarlane's Company
Newfane High School Field Hockey
Scottish Sheep Herd

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2003 Niagara Celtic Heritage Festival & Highland Games
Our 2003 festival was our most successful yet! We send thanks to the many entertainers, volunteers, vendors, athletes, NCHS members, and visitors who celebrated the magic and excitement of Celtic Heritage. We chose this year's theme to be family entertainment, and we worked hard to entertain all the guests who entered our gates. Congratulate yourself for helping this wonderful festival in its third year, and for those who remember, thank the sky for holding off the rainstorms until after Sunday's closing ceremonies!

NEW additions in 2003:
Cannon and Gunfire Demos off the shores of Lake Ontario
Clan Wolfe (Showcasing Historical Reenactors
throughout the entire festival!)
Learn how to create Chain Maile
Hunter's Hope Foundation
Henna Painting
Pro-Athletes Saturday
Full set of Highland Games BOTH days!
New lower admission
charge~only $5.00!
Corned Beef & Cabbage
Bangers & Mash
Win a Claymore Sword!

Main Stage

Food Court & Marketplace

Town Commons

The Dady Brothers
The Colleens with Cormier
Seanache
Buffalo Irish Arts Society Musicians with The Innisfree Dancers
Rochez Academy of Irish Dance
McCarthy School of Irish Dance
Woodgate School of Irish Dance
Rince Na Tiarna
School of Irish Dance
Last Minute
Massed Pipe Band &
Pipe Band exhibitions from:
Celtic Spirit
Gordon Highlanders
Opening & Closing Ceremonies w/Pipe Band Parade
Mariner's Landing Restaurant
Tammy's Scottish Foods
Connie's Restaurant
LAOH Tea Tent
Clarendon Cheesecake
Franklin's Honey & Apples
Stone Thistle Ltd.
The inFamous Welsh Cookie Company
L & D Enterprises
Olcott Jr. Firefighters
L & D Enterprises
PJ Knives & Supplies
Orleans Dulcimers- Great Lakes Craft
Henderson Arms
Unique Gifts
Knotty by Nature
Soldier Boy Miniatures
P & J Enterprises
The Enchanted Shire
Metal Lynx
Kafana's Irish Food
Crafts & Costumes
Historical Research Center
Norah's Irish Imports
Host Clan: MacFarlane
Clan Grant
Clan Wolfe
MacFarlane's Company
Middleport Rod & Gun Club
Sanborn Historical Society
Niagara-Orleans 4-H Club with kids' activities
Highland Competition
Clan Wolfe Reenactors
Buffalo Irish Arts Society
Hunter's Hope Foundation
Chain Maile Demos & Henna Painting
Black Face Sheep Exhibit
Ladies Ancient Order of the Hibernians
Olcott Junior Firefighters
Lockport Athletics Club
Newfane Sports Boosters

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2002 Niagara Celtic Heritage Festival & Highland Games
The NCHF sends many thanks to the over 1,500 people who visited us at our 2002 festival, held for the first time at Krull Park. Our attendance more than doubled in size from our first festival, and we can only hope to do the same every year in the future!

2002 schedule included:
Highland Games
Caber Pole Toss Championship
Swordfighting demonstration
Junior Highland Games w/ children's activities
Saturday Night Ceilidh
Visiting Clan Tents
2 days of shows/performances
Scottish and Irish Dancing
Storytelling
Lockport Rugby Demos
Celtic Food and Vendors
Bus Tours of Olcott Beach
Tours to Murphy Orchards
Main Stage
Kilbrannan
The Dady Brothers
The Colleens
Seanache
The Keefer Brothers
Reardon & Garvey
Nightingael
Royal Scottish Dancers
Innisfree Dancers & Comhaltas Ceoltori Musicians
Rochez Academy of Irish Dance
Massed Pipe Band
Pipe Band concerts:
Celtic Spirit
Braemar
Faedan Or
Gordon Highlanders
Opening & Closing Ceremonies
w/Pipe Band Parade
Food Court & Marketplace
Mariner's Landing Restaurant
Harbor Resort Restaurant
LAOH Teat Tent
Clarendon Cheesecake
Franklin Kettle Corn
Olcott Jr. Firefighters
The inFamous Welsh Cookie Company
L & D Enterprises
PJ Knives & Supplies
Earth Walk Enterprises
Celtic Cottage
El Buen Amigo
P & J Enterprises
Weeping Willow Designs
Enchanted Shire
Soldier Boy Miniatures
Stone Thistle
Norah's Gifts
Horoscope Teller
Town Commons
MacFarlane History Troupe
Whisper-n-Wind Farm
Pony Rides
Scottish Black Faced Sheep
Highland Competition
North American Caber Pole Toss Championship
Medieval Fencing Demo & Display
Sanborn Historical
Society
Orleans
County Genealogical Society
Lockport Rugby Club
AOH/LAOH

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2001 Great Lakes Celtic Festival & Highland Games

We proudly held our first festival on the grounds of The Harbor Resort in Olcott. Held only two weekends following the tragedies of 9/11, the festival coordinators considered canceling the entire event. Urged to continue "leading normal lives," the decision was made to press on...although a few events would change, including holding a parade with the local fire companies to honor those lost on that horrible Tuesday. Saturday went well, although the gray skies may have kept some people away. Sunday however, was wonderful; the sky was bright and warm, and the wonderful smell of kettle corn surrounded the field as the athletes competed in front of an amazing crowd. By the end of this last day, everyone working felt it had been a success, and buzzed excitingly about what next year might bring.

2001 Schedule included:
Highland Games
Caber Pole Toss Championship
Border Collie Demonstrations
Saturday Night Caleigh
Visiting Clans
War Reenactors 2 days of Shows & Performances
Scottish and Irish Dancing
Storytelling Celtic Food and Vendors
Bus Tours of Olcott Beach
Tours to Murphy Orchards

Main Stage
Clandestine
Hey Diddle Diddle
Jeremy Kittle and Jesse Mason
Inishman
The Colleens
Young Irish Dance School
Rochez Academy of Irish Dance
Closing Ceremonies with
The Niagara County Sheriff's Pipe Band

Firefighters Area 3:
Niagara County
Wrights Corners Fire Co.
Olcott Fire Co.
Newfane Miller Hose Fire Co.

Food Court & Marketplace
Mariner's Landing Restaurant
Harbor Resort Restaurant
Franklin Kettle Corn
The Welsh Cookie Company
The Celtic Cottage
Mulcahy Jewelry & Soldier Boy Miniatures
Copper Collectibles
Crystal by Shamus
Bill Milhorn
L & D Enterprise

Town Commons
MacFarlane History Troupe
Border Collie Demonstrations
Scottish Black Faced Sheep
Highland Competition
North American Caber Pole Toss Championship
Lockport Rugby Club
"The Clan Regiment-1745"
Company H 49th NYS Regiment- Civil War Reenactors
Barra the Bard
Clan MacFarlane
Clan Grant

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