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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

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