17th Niagara Celtic Heritage Festival & Highland Games

September 16 & 17, 2017

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


Animals | Community Groups | Kid's Corner | Living History

Niagara Celtic always hosts a wonderful array of demonstrations and hands-on experience with a variety of animals, including breeds direct from the British Isles.


spirit wind farm

Pony Rides by Spirit Wind Farm

Come and meet these beautiful ponies, who love our guests- especially the wee ones! Your kids can enjoy a free pony ride, allowing hands-on fun plus great photo opportunities.


red plaid farm

Scottish Sheep from Red Plaid Farm

Fairgoer favorites, the blackfaced Scottish sheep always add spontaneous fun and memorable experiences with our guests! Come and make friends with this small herd of friendly animals.


community groupsRegions 4 & 6 plays host to a variety of wonderful different groups, including local organizations, non-profits and more. Enjoy amazing displays and products, along with plenty of chances to support these hard working volunteers.

Brianna's Buddies

Daughters of Scotia

Drive Against Diabetes

Lockport Ancient Order of Hibernians

Newfane American Legion Post 873

Newfane Community Neighborhood Watch

Newfane Lions Club

Newfane Rehabilitation & Healthcare Center

Rochester Scottish Heritage Society

Royal Scottish Country Dance Society


highland game training

Swing a round of mini golf. Throw the Caber pole. Take a chance at the ring toss. Visit the Fairy Kingdom. Throw a sheep!

Fun for kids is endless at the festival, from the music to the food, demonstrations to entertainment. The heart of the fun is the Kid's Corner, which contains every activity you can dream to do and more!

Mini Highland Games Training
Pot O’ Gold Toss
Sandi McCrabby Gem Hunt
Fishing at Turtle Bay
Celtic Castle Mini Golf
Fairy Garden, including: bubbles, bug toss, daffodil ring toss
Magic Pan Flute
Draughts and Knots & Crosses
Celtic Crafts and Face Painting
and so much more!!
*A Mother's Tent wil be available near the Fairy Garden for those with Wee Ones who need a quiet private place.

kid's corner

A Quest! A Quest! - from the Fairy Queen

"As Queen of the Fairy Realm, I challenge you to a quest.

To prove your knightly gifts, out you go to pass 5 tests:

Blow a Bubble

Catch a Fish

Play a Tune

Toss a Coin

Return a Gem

To be the Best

Is that all? You surely jest! If you dare, find the Fairy Doors around the Celtic Fest!"

Also don't miss these other special guests:

*Sit a spell and enjoy stories & songs with Sorcha Bell, the Teller of Tales

*Visit the Storyteller's Tree and be entertained with wonderful tales and puppetry from The Bard of Basswood

Throughout the weekend you'll see history come alive in various ways, all thanks to those who honor centuries of Celtic culture. Better yet, you can join in! Hear stories, join in a sing along, learn about swordfighting and even prepare for battle against the British!


the 13th Realm

The 13th Realm

The 13th Realm are re-enactors who recreate European 13th century. Their family friendly demonstrations and activities allow guests to have first-hand experiences with this wonderful part of our past.


Celtic Nature Studio

Celtic Nature Studio

Celtic Nature Studio has stone carvings ranging from representational to completely abstract sculpture. You’ll find relief carvings as well as pieces done in-the-round. Most of the stone carvings tend to have a Celtic or Wilderness theme. The Celtic pieces are often inspired by the historic stone carvings found in the North East Atlantic Region, along with the myths and legends of the Gaels, Gall-Ghaeil, Picts, and Brythonic tribes.


Clann of the Wolf

Clann of the Wolfe: 1745 Jacobite Rebellion

The Jacobite Rebellion (1745-1746), under the command of Prince Charles Edward Stuart, was the last attempt to reclaim the throne of Great Britain & Ireland. This rebellion threw Scotland into such turmoil that it effectively ended the Clan system as it had existed for centuries. As a confederation of living historians, Clann of the Wolfe comes together each year to recreate this period in history and bring it to life for ourselves and the general public.


FAWA Ironwerks

Clann of the Wolfe: Highland Camp Life

Clann of the Wolfe remains on festival grounds the entire weekend, complete with a full schedule of living history activities with men, women and children. Visit the camp to see the activities of daily life during the 18th century: food preparation, spinning, tea, ceremonies, open fire cooking & much more!


FAWA Ironwerks

FAWA Ironwerks

A blacksmith is an artisan who forges and shapes hot iron and steel with hammer, anvil and tools. Forged objects of iron have been discovered in Egyptian tombs well before 1000 years BCE. Throughout recorded history the blacksmith has made the weapons and implements to conquer and defend as well as work the land and create tools to enhance our way of life. Fawa Ironwerks carries on this craft today in artistry and tool making.


lake ontario spinners

Lake Ontario Spinners

Watch a live demonstration of the amazing art of spinning wool, with this talented group. All are trained with old-fahioned techniques, and love sharing this knowledge with others!


macfarlane's company

MacFarlane's Company

MacFarlanes Company is a volunteer organization that uses Living History presentations to teach people, primarily about the rich history and culture of Scotland and the Scottish diaspora in North America. By their efforts, MacFarlanes Company raises funds to support the outstanding stewardship and preservation work done by The National Trust for Scotland.


Society of Historical & Fantasy Times (SHFT)

Society of Historical & Fantasy Times (SHFT)

Gain wonderful knowledge and hands-on experience with ancient weapons and battle skills. SHFT members perform demos all weekend long, giving presentations and letting guests join in as well.


The Sterling Invaders

Sterling Invaders

Direct from The Sterling Renaissance Festival, these invaders are here to share in the fun and joviality of the Ren Faire with our guests! You never know where you’ll meet them, but they’re sure to make your visit more wonderful. They may even get you involved in their fun as well!


stoney meadows alpacas

Stoney Meadows Alpacas

Come and see the age old tradition of fabric production through weaving. Stoney Meadow is bringing a wonderful display to show you start to finish what it takes to produce fine fleece cloth. You can also shop from their large assortment of completed works.


Woods Unlimited

Woods Unlimited

Woods Unlimited by James Stewart Take a step back in time and watch Scottish Trader James Stewart hand carve wooden signboard appliqués. Learn about life in the 18th Century, including mastering wood arts and how to survive in new American Settlements. You can also take home a wonderful handmade souvenir!


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May the leprechauns be near you to spread luck along your way.

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