Living History

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 a sing along, learn about swordfighting and even prepare for battle against the British!

Updates begin in 2021.
 
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wishing tree

Wishing Tree

The tree's origins come from old traditions in Celtic nations; variations include Fairy Trees, May Trees, Votive Trees, and more. Visitors add their wishes as offerings to local saints, deities or wee folk, in hopes they can receive help or guidance towards their wish or prayer. At the end of the weekend all wishes are ceremoniously sent to the heavens with help from the Fire Sculpters, where we hope many receive help in coming true!

 

 

Clan Village

The History and pride of the Scottish people thrives in the descendants of the original families of Scotland and Ireland, known as Clans. They honor their ancestors by celebrating the traditions and heritage that have held their families together for generations. A visit is highly recommended, as the living history of Clan Village cannot be missed.

 
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Welcome to all our clans! Updates begin in 2021.
 

Celtic College

Celebrating history and heritage of the Celts is a priority for the Niagara Celtic Heritage Festival. The Celtic College hosts a series of cultural classes and lectures designed to educate and enlighten you. Here's your chance to learn first-hand about bagpipes, Celtic poetry, genealogy and more- new topics every year. Make sure your visit includes one or more of these FREE classes!

 
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Saturday, Sept. 18th

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Updates begin in 2021.

 

 

Sunday, Sept. 19th

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Updates begin in 2021.

 

 

Animals

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

Updates begin in 2021.
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Family Friendly

Kids of all ages can find endless fun throughout the grounds from the music to the food, demonstrations to attractions. We've made it easier for your to plan your outing by highlighting amazing family-friendly activities you won't want to miss!

Updates begin in 2021.

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fairy realm

Meet the Fairy Court

At various times each day, kids are delighted to meet the Fairy Queen and other visitors from the Fairy Realm. Your children will remember these special moments long after you leave.

 


the puppet wagon

Puppet Wagon

Come one, come all! See the wonderful blend of puppetry and storytelling from yester-years. Puppeteer Franklin LaVoie's masterful skills delight audiences young and old. Showtimes are at 11:30am, 2:00pm & 4:00pm each day.

 


storyteller's tree

The Storyteller's Tree

Storytelling was vital during the time of ancient Celts, as a way to share history, lessons and fantasy. Come to the Storyteller's Tree and sit for a while as you enjoy tales covering everything from Celtic to local heritage. Whether it's a fanciful teller of tales or a talking tree, make sure to spend a little time relaxing with our storytellers. Showtimes and story lengths vary; visit often during festival weekend!

 


storyteller's tree
 

 

Wee Folk Shire

Wonder and adventure are found everywhere in Niagara Celtic's Wee Folk Shire. Journey through four mini-lands designed to encourage education, imagination, active play and togetherness.

Whimsy’s Knob

  • Brittany Bowling
  • Blocks for Building
  • Fishing at Turtle Bay
  • Gnome Hole
  • Pot O’ Gold Toss
  • An Bothán de Gobán Saor – The Hut of Gobban the Builder
  • Sandbox Play

Queen’s Keep

  • Fairy Queen’s Court
  • Balloon Sculpting
  • Celtic Crafts
  • Face Painting
  • Mother’s Corner

Highlander’s Field

  • Caber Toss
  • Stone Throw
  • Finn McCool’s Giant Causeway

Vale of Glamorgan

  • Bubble Garden
  • Bug Toss
  • Daffodil Toss
  • Gaelic Mini-Golf
 

Dadga Faire

The Dagda, a giant and powerful Celtic god, watches over the faire held in his honor. Filled with fantasy, history and plenty of fun, you may feel as though you've stepped into another world. The Dagda Faire is included with your admission, so don't miss this unique chance to visit a festival...inside another festival!

Updates begin in 2021.


dragonfly stage

Dragonfly Stage

Music is alive at the Dagda Faire! The Dragonfly hosts a variety of musical acts, all with the goal of keeping the faire's atmosphere full of fun and excitement!

 

the puppet wagon

Puppet Wagon

Come one, come all! See the wonderful blend of puppetry and storytelling from yester-years. Puppeteer Franklin LaVoie's masterful skills delight audiences young and old.

 

storyteller's tree

The Storyteller's Tree

Storytelling was vital during the time of ancient Celts, as a way to share history, lessons and fantasy. Come to the Storyteller's Tree and sit for a while as you enjoy tales covering everything from Celtic to local heritage. Whether it's a fanciful teller of tales or the fan-favorite Bard of Basswood, make sure to spend a little time relaxing with our storytellers. Showtimes and story lengths vary; visit often during festival weekend!

 

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