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2015: Sept. 19th & 20th

15th Annual Niagara Celtic Heritage Festival & Highland Games
What a wonderful anniversary weekend! So many of our earliest volunteers couldn't look ahead to ten years, so anything beyond has been so extraordinary. The entire weekend was filled with wonderful memories, and we can't wait to see what the next fifteen years brings!

Food Court West
Alternative Grounds Caffe I
Big Bossman's BBQ & Catering
Billy's Beef LLC
Black Willow Winery
Brookside Banquets (formerly Tammy Jo's)
Creekview Services (House of Munch)
Franklin's Honey & Apples
Gaelic Libations West
InFamous Welsh Cookie Company
McDuffie's Bakery
Pizza Amore
Sandee's
Seas the Day Seafood
Tea Tent of the Ladies Ancient Order of Hibernians (LAOH)
Tripleberry Farm

Food Court East
Alternative Grounds Caffe II
Applewood Hollow
Barker Chocolate Box
Black North Inn
Blooming Onion
Conlon's Bar & Grill
Gaelic Libations East
Pete's Treats & Soft Ice Cream
Renko's Meat Processing
Sweet Temptations Du Jour, Inc.
We R Nuts

Marketplace
ATS Apparel
Backroads Creations
BAM Pottery
Blue Toucan Studios
Celtic Attitudes Clothing
The Celtic Cottage
The Celtic Cowboy Leather Company
Celtic Crossroads/ Gray Dog Shoppe
Celtic Hearth
Celtic Nature
Charlie's
Clipclocks & Dragonfly's Realm
Country Crafts
Creative Glass
Dibble's Dabbles
Dragon Egg Productions
Eileen Canning
Ella Rae Bowtique
Essential Being
Haney Fine Art
Henna Rising
High Striker Game
Irish Imports
Jeanne Treat
KD Printing
Kiltshop.com
La Wren's Nest
Lords of the Seas
LXR Travel
Mac Celtic LLC
Marcia's Celtic Jewelry
McNerney's Irish Imports
Metal Lynx Creations
Michael McCarthy Books
Mostly Celtic Beadwork
Niagara Celtic Souvenirs
Rencraft
Scottish Gourmet USA, LLC
Scottish Store Online
Seasonal Creations
Shady Lady
Stitchnplaid
Tim Shannon & Donald Mang
Valley of Field Herbals

Kid's Corner
St. Andrew's Fishing Hole
Pot O' Gold Toss
Dolbadarn Castle Ring Toss
Mini Highland Games
Miniature Golf
Cave O'Legos
Bubble Garden
Face Painting
Crafts & coloring tables
Build a Fairy House & Meet the Queen!
Mother's Tent
Storyteller's Tree with the Bard of Basswood
Child Safety I.D. Program by Newfane Masonic Lodge #73

Off Site Events
Niagara Celtic Month Kick-Off
Patio Performance starring Poor Ould Goat at Schulze Vineyards and Winery

Dust Off Your Kilt Party w/ Poor Ould Goat at Woodcock Brothers Brewery

Rugby Match: Lockport's Gang Green versus TBA Challenger!

Living History
The 13th Realm
Bards of Bruery
British Car Club of WNY
Celtic Nature Studio
1745 Jacobite Rebellion/Clann of the Wolfe
Cooper Tim Roberts
FAWA Ironwerks
MacFarlane's Company
Quale's Nest Handcrafted Basketry
Roc City Hurling Club
SHFT-Society of Historical & Fantasy Times
Sterling Invaders
Stony Meadow Alpacas and Fiber Boutique
Tartarus Invictus, Buffalo Chapter of Dagohir
Woods Unlimited

Community Groups
Brianna's Buddies
Community Ecumenical Council
Cystic Fibrosis Foundation of Lockport
Daughters of Erin
Daughters of Scotia
Faith Lutheran Church of Newfane
Ancient Order of Hibernians (AOH), Lockport Divison
Newfane American Legion Post 873
Newfane Community Neighborhood Watch
Niagara Celtic Halloween
Peanut Butter & Jelly Drive
Royal Scottish Country Dance Society, Buffalo & St. Catharines Branches
Town of Newfane Historical Society
VFW Post 8438 Newfane, Inc.

Clan Village
Clan Barclay International
Clan Blair
Clan Cameron
Clan Campbell
Clan Claus
Clan Davidson
Clan Donnachaidh
Clan Douglas Society of North America
Clan Forsyth
Clan Graham
Clan Grant
Clan Gunn
Clan Hall Society
Clan Hamilton
Clan Hannay
Clan Henderson
Clan Hunter
Clan Kennedy
Clan Kerr
Clan Lamont
Clan Livingston
Clan MacAlister
Clan MacBain
Clan MacDuff
Clan MacFarlane Worldwide
Clan MacGregor
Clan MacLean
Clan Macnachtan
Clan MacNeil
Clan MacPherson
Clan Ross
Clan Sinclair
Clan Sutherland
Clan Turnbull
Clan Wallace
Clan MacLeod Society USA, inc.
House of Gordon
Menzies Clan Society
Scottish Heritage Society of Rochester
Scottish Heritage USA

Highland Games 2015 Schedule
Competitions included: Caber Pole Toss, Sheaf Toss, Braemar Stone Throw for distance, 56 lb weight for height, 28 lb. & 56 lb. weight for distance

Saturday
Pro Masters
40+ Masters
50+ Masters
Super 60+ Masters
Womens
Womens Masters

Sunday
Juniors
Youth
Mens
Mens Pro
Womens Youth

The Pavilion Stage
1916
The Blarney Bunch
Clann Na Cara Irish Dance
"D" Company Buffalo City Guard Gordon Highlanders
Feadán Òr Pipe Band
Glengarry Bhoys
The LeftOvers
McCarthyizm
McMahon School of Irish Dance
Penny Whiskey
Pyromancy
Reardon & Garvey Band
The Red Hackle Pipes & Drums
Schiehallion Dance Ensemble
The Screaming Orphans
Shannonside Ceili Dancers

The Glen Stage
The 96th Highlanders Pipes and Drums, Inc.
Boughton Hill Band
Catch & Release
Celtic Spirit Pipe Band
Hot Country Liners Dance Team
MacKenzie Highlanders' Pipes and Drums
Niagara Celtic 5K Awards Ceremony
Niagara Frontier Fiddle Club
Poor Ould Goat
Rochester Scottish Pipes and Drums
Steel City Rovers
Tom Keefer and Celtic Cross

Celtic Arts Stage
Audrey Watkins Highland Dance Academy
Cairde
CelticMoon Band
Gregor Harvey
Kindred
Merry Mischief
Rochester Irish Set Dancers
Rosewood Bridge
Step in Time
Tom Callahan

Celtic College
Saturday:
The Art of Kilt Folding with The Sterling Invaders
Learn Scottish Country Dancing with the Royal Scottish Country Dance Society
Basics of Bodhrán with Steel City Rovers Band
The Art & Wonder of Illuminated Manuscripts with Vic Thibault
Haunted Ireland with Eileen Canning

Sunday:
Hymnal from the Anglo-Celtic Isles by the Community Ecumenical Council
Scottish Sword Dancing 101 with Andy Allen
Visiting the Thin Places with Jeanne Crane
Exploring Your Genealogy with Michelle Kratts
How Celtic Music Influenced American Folk with Brian Quigley of The Dustmen

Animals
Dog Agility Demos with Judy Gregg
Pony Rides by Spirit Wind Farm
Scottish Sheep from Red Plaid Farm

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2014: Sept. 13th & 14th

14th Annual Niagara Celtic Heritage Festival & Highland Games
As often happens during festival weekend, weather wasn't on our side. Saturday ended up the coldest we've ever had, and combined with chilly rain it made for a difficult first day. We're so grateful to everyone who ignored the cold and joined us anyways! By the late afternoon the rain had passed, and we had one of our most memborable Ceilidh's ever. Sunday was much nicer, including the return of the sun. This helped us see the largest guest totals we've ever had on our second day. It was a wonderful time for all! Now as we look towards our 15th year, for the first time ever have a bit of a hurdle to meet our financial goals. We hope for successful fundraising efforts throughout the year to help ensure our festival continues with the same quality and surprises our guests deserve. We truly can't wait to celebrate this wonderful marker of 15 years!

Food Court West
Alternative Grounds Caffe II
Big Bossman's BBQ
Billy's Beef
Black Willow Winery
House of Munch
Franklin's Honey & Apples
Gaelic Libations West
InFamous Welsh Cookie Co.
LAOH Tea Tent
McDuffie's Bakery
Pizza Amore
Sandee's Bakery
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/ Gordon's
Conlon's Bar & Grill
Gaelic Libations East
Pete's Treats & Soft Ice Cream
The Scottish Cottage
Sweet Temptations du Jour
We R Nuts
Zimper Maple Products

Marketplace
Adams on Abbott
ATS Apparel
Backroads Creations
BAM Pottery
Celtic Cottage
Celtic Crossroads/ Gray Dog Shoppe
Celtic Hearth
Charlie's
Clipclocks & Dragonfly's Realm
Creative Glass
Dragon Egg Productions
Ella Rae Bowtique
Enchanted Shire
Essential Being/ Bead Gala
Haney Fine Art
Henna Rising
The Irish Import Shop
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
Niagara Celtic Souvenirs
NYS Office of the State Comptroller: Unclaimed Funds
Rencraft
Scottish Gourmet USA, LLC
ScottishStoreOnline.com
Scratch n Burn Crafts
Seasonal Creations
Shady Lady
Stevenson Fine Clothing
Stitchnplaid
Treat Enterprises, Inc.
Valley of Field Herbals
Vero's Beaux Chapeaux
Wine Barrel Designs LLC

Kid's Corner
Pot O' Gold Toss
St. Andrew's Fishing Hole
Dolbadarn Castle Ring Toss
Bubble Garden
Cave O'Legos
Face Painting
Irish Games
Miniature Golf
Mini Highland Games
Crafts
Tables for coloring
Celtic Maze
Build a Fairy House & Meet the Queen!
PLUS
Stories from The Bard of Basswood
Newfane Masonic Lodge #73 Child Safety I.D. Program

Living History
The 13th Realm
1745 Jacobite Rebellion/Clann of the Wolfe
Celtic Nature Studio
Cooper Tim Roberts
FAWA Ironwerks
MacFarlane's Company
SHFT-Society of Historical & Fantasy Times
Sterling Invaders
Stony Meadow Alpacas
Tartarus Invictus, Buffalo Chapter of Dagohir
Woods Unlimited

Off Site Events
"Dust Off Your Kilt" Party at Woodcock Brothers Brewery
Niagara Celtic Kick-Off Party at The Lighthouse Grill-N-Spirits
3rd Annual Darts Competition at Time Out Sports Bar & Grill
Rugby Match at Krull Park South: Lockport's Gang Green v. Syracuse Chargers
2nd Annual Niagara Celtic 5K

Animals
Dog Agility Demos with Judy Gregg
Gow Farm
Kelkenberg Farm of Clarence

Community Groups
Ancient Order of Hibernians
Author Elizabeth Osta
Author Jeanne Crane
Brianna's Buddies
Buffalo Irish Center
Daughters of Erin
Faith Lutheran Church
Michael McCarthy Books
Newfane American Legion Post 873
Newfane Community Neighborhood Watch
Niagara Celtic Heritage Society, Inc.'s Celtic Halloween
VFW Post 8438 Newfane, Inc.
Yates Baptist Church Youth Group

Clan Village
Clan Henderson's AGM
Clan Kennedy and Archibald Angus Charles Kennedy, The 8th Marquess of Ailsa, 19th Earl of Cassillis and Chief of Clan Kennedy

Clan Barclay International
Clan Blair
Clan Cameron
Clan Cumming Society of the USA
Clan Claus Society
Clan Donnachaidh Society Northeast
Clan Douglas
Clan Forsyth Society
Clan Graham
Clan Grant
House of Gordon
Clan Gunn
Clan Hall Society
Clan Hamilton
Clan Hannay
Clan Hunter
Clan Kerr
Clan Lamont
Clan MacAlister
Clan MacBain
Clan MacDuff Society of America, Inc.
Clan MacFarlane
Clan MacGregor
Clan Macnachtan
Clan Maclean
Clan MacNeil
Clan MacPherson
Clan Moffat
Clan Morrison
Menzies Clan Society
Clan Sinclair
Clan Turnbull
Clan Wallace
Scottish-American Society of the Southern Tier
Scottish Heritage Society of Rochester Area
Scottish Heritage USA

Highland Games 2014 Schedule
Competitions included: Caber Pole Toss, Sheaf Toss, Braemar Stone Throw for distance, 56 lb weight for height, 28 lb. & 56 lb. weight for distance

Saturday
Pro Masters
40+ Masters
50+ Masters
Super 60+ Masters
Womens
Womens Masters

Sunday
Juniors
Youth
Mens
Mens Pro
Womens Youth

The Pavilion Stage
Boughton Hill Band
Catch & Release
Celtic Spirit Pipe Band
Clann Na Carra Irish Band
Glengarry Bhoys
MacKenzie Highlanders' Pipes and Drums
McCarthyizm
McMahon School of Irish Dance
Niagara Frontier Fiddle Club
Penny Whiskey
Pyromancy
Rochez-Lahey Academy of Irish Dance
Schiehallion Dance Ensemble
The Screaming Orphans
Shannonside Ceili Dancers
Steel City Rovers

The Glen Stage
1916
96th Highlanders Pipes & Drums Inc.
Blarney Bunch
Brackish Water Jamboree
"D" Company Buffalo City Guard Gordon Highlanders
Feadan Or Pipe Band
Hot Country Liners Dance Team
The LeftOvers
Poor Ould Goat
The Red Hackle Pipes and Drums
Rochester Scottish Pipes and Drums
Sisters of Murphy
Tom Keefer and Celtic Cross

Celtic Arts Stage
Barry's Crossing
Cairde
Irish Country Dancers & Musicians
Kindred
Merry Mischief
Rush The Growler
Step In Time
Tom Callahan

Celtic College
Saturday:
Irish Role in Building the Erie Canal/ Presented by the Erie Canal Discovery Center
Learn Scottish Country Dancing/ With the Royal Scottish Country Dance Society
Wizardry: A Performance of Magic for All Ages/ By Gibil the Alchemist
The Art of Kilt Folding/ By The Sterling Invaders
The Myth & Folklore of Ireland/ By Tim Daly, Irish Seanachie
Basics of Bodhrán/ With Steel City Rovers Band
Traditional Seisiun/ open to all guests, please bring your instrument and join in (or come for a listen!)

Sunday:
Haunted Ireland/ By Eileen Canning
Scottish Genealogy Essentials/ With Christine Woodcock
Look, Listen & Learn: A History of Irish Harps/ By Mary Lester
Introduction to Scottish Small Pipes/ With Steel City Rovers Band
How Celtic Music Influenced American Folk/ With Brian Quigley, front man of The Dustmen

 

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2013: Sept. 14th & 15th

13th Annual Niagara Celtic Heritage Festival & Highland Games
2013: A year of great music, great entertainment, great food, great attractions, great weather...and bugs?! Sometimes sunny days bring out bees everywhere. 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

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 Gala
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

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

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

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

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 Meadow Alpacas
Tartarus Invictus, Buffalo Chapter of Dagohir
Woods Unlimited

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

The Pavilion Stage
Boughton Hill Band
Catch & Release
Clann Na Carra
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

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

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

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2012: Sept. 15th & 16th

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
Alternative Grounds Caffe I
Baby Ribs
Billy's Beef
Black Willow Winery
Creekview Services/ House of Munch
FlyWay Farm Maple Products
Franklin's Honey & Apples
Gaelic Libations West
The Haggis Man
The InFamous Welsh Cookie Co.
LAOH Tea Tent
McDuffie's Bakery
Sandee's
Schwartz Top Foods
Singer Farms Naturals
Tammy Jo's Cafe
Tripleberry Farm

Food Court East
Alternative Grounds Caffe II
Barker Chocolate Box
Black North Inn
Bonard's Village Gourmet & Applewood Hollow
Gaelic Libations East
Pete's Treats & Soft Ice Cream
Pigasus Roasters Inc.
Pizza Amore "The Wood Fire Way"
Seas The Day

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
ScottishStoreOnline.com
Shady Lady
Stephenson Fine Clothing
Stitchnplaid
Valley of Field Herbals
Vero's Beaux Chapeau

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

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)

Promenade
Author Gerry Stafford
Brianna's Buddies
Faith Lutheran Church
Highland Titles
Ladies Ancient Order of Hibernians
Lockport Cares
Michael McCarthy Books
Morgan Eagle Falconry
Newfane American Legion Post 873
NYS Office of Unclaimed Funds
Rencraft
Royal Scottish Country Dance Society
Seasonal Creations
Treat Enterprises, Inc.
VFW Post 8438

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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2011: Sept. 17th & 18th

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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2010: Sept. 18th & 19th

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

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

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

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 Sinclair
Clan Turnbull
Scottish Heritage Society of Rochester
Scottish Heritage Society of USA
St. Andrew's Society of Albany

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

 

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

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

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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2009: Sept. 19th & 20th

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

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

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

 

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

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

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: Sept. 16th & 17th

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: Sept. 17th & 18th

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

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

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

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!

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

The Culture Tent
Tim Daly- Seanachie
Dr. Jim Ward
Margaret McGrath

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2004: Sept. 18th & 19th

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.

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

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

Children's Area
Mini Highland Games
newly added: Sheep Toss
Castle Bounce House
Craft Tables
Games & Prizes

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

 

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2003: Sept. 13th & 14th

3rd Annual 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 just 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: Sept. 14th & 15th

2nd Annual 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 Tea 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: Sept. 14th & 15th

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 BandFirefighters 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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