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2009
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 Fields
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

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 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

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

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

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

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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2008
Sept. 13th & 14th



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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

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

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

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

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

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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2007
Sept. 15th & 16th

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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

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

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

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

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

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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2006

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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 listed 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
Festival Beverage Tent
Mrs. Coffee
Phat Dog Concessions
Sandee's Bakery
Sonntagg Concessions
Tammy Kish's Scottish Foods

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

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

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

Pipe Bands
Caledonian Pipes & Drums of Buffalo
Celtic Spirit
Gordon Highlanders
MacKenzie Highlanders

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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2005

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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:
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
Phat Dog Concessions
Festival Refreshment Tent
Tammy Kish's Scottish Foods

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

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

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

Pipe Bands
Braemar
Caledonian Pipes & Drums of Buffalo
Celtic Spirit
Gordon Highlanders
MacKenzie Highlanders

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!

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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2004

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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 Sword Dancing Demo
Pipe Bands
Braemar
Celtic Spirit
Gordon Highlanders
MacKenzie Highlanders
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
Children's Area
Mini Highland Games
newly added: Sheep Toss
Castle Bounce House
Craft Tables
Games & Prizes
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2003

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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
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

Massed Pipe Band & Pipe Band exhibitions from:
Celtic Spirit
Gordon Highlanders

Opening & Closing Ceremonies w/ Pipe Band Parade


Food Court & Marketplace
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

Town Commons
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

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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

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

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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